This school year, I’ll be creating and posting 170 brand new Esti-Mysteries. I’ll be posting a new one nearly every day for the rest of the school year – just like last year. The purpose is the same as last year: Sharing math joy with you all year long!
To date, I’ve created 101 estimation clipboards. They are very fun and easy to use – and your student will love them! They are also a very exciting and powerful way to build number sense. As I create more, I will post them here.
Welcome to Splat! You are only moments away from a VERY POWERFUL, highly interactive number sense strategy that can be used at any grade level!
This post includes 50 (fifty!) free, downloadable PowerPoint math lessons!
At the beginning of every calendar year, I write something new for the education community. In 2017, I wrote Splat! (It took me until nearly the middle of February to finish it that year!) In 2018, I wrote Cube Conversations (I actually managed to finish that series a few days early, just before January.) In…Read More
51 Brand New Esti-Mysteries! 4 Challenge Levels! All New Images! If you’ve used the Esti-Mysteries from the original Esti-Mysteries blog post, or the 15 additional Esti-Mysteries that I wrote for 20 Days of Number Sense and Rich Math Talk, you’ll really enjoy this new set! My goal was to write and post 51 brand new…Read More
20 Days of Number Sense & Rich Math Talk – for all grades from K-12. That is the goal of this series. Entirely new, exclusive content fills this post in a ready-to-use format that will allow you to deeply explore 4 rich math routines. By downloading each day, you can have a clear pathway to…Read More
Introducing Esti-Mysteries! Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. As you click through the each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities to a small set of numbers. In the end, the students will need to call…Read More
With a click, a pattern of dots appears on your screen. Instantly your students tell how many. They don’t count the dots. Instead they simply know the total at a glance. Subitizing – when a person looks at a small set of objects and instantly detects the total without counting. It’s a powerful process and…Read More
For my educator friends who have access to Google Slides, but do not have access to PowerPoint, this post is for you. Since Google Slides does not have the animation that makes the Splats become transparent, the Splat! reveal does not work in Slides. Now – with these materials – it will. I’ve rewritten the…Read More
The Estimation Clipboard is a set of 40 lessons that each include 4 highly similar images. Each image provides an invitation to estimate. Then as new images are introduced, the students’ context and intrigue will grow – and so will their excitement. Jennifer Barker recently wrote about her experience with The Estimation Clipboard in her…Read More
Several weeks ago, I posted Cube Conversations, which is a set of 80 animated lessons designed to promote visually rich math discourse. You can learn more about – and download – all 80 of the Cube Conversations lessons here. Today, I’m adding a new – and very important – element to the series, which is…Read More
Cube Conversations is a set of 80 (eighty!) animated lessons designed to promote visually rich math discourse. I’ve designed these lessons to invite many voices and vantage points into classroom conversations. Much like Splat!, you control the animation with a few simple clicks – and each click presents an opportunity for students to…Read More
“You have unwittingly stumbled into a duplicator lab…” As you watch this brief, animated story about the duplicator lab – which includes 3 riddles – you may find yourself reaching for a piece of paper, a pencil, and an entirely new kind of strategy. How challenging will it be to solve the riddles from inside…Read More
Here are 35 brand new Splat! lessons ready to download and use in your classroom. This time the Splats! are nested within each other. If you enjoyed 50 lessons in The Original Splat Series and the 20 lessons in The Fraction Splat Series, you are about to discover a new variation with a fascinating twist!…Read More
The Cube Carving Template allows you to create very interesting 3-dimensional images in 10 seconds or less. This post includes the downloadable template and explains how to use it. I also recommend viewing Color the Cube Connectors to learn about some very interesting ways to use the shapes you create. You can download…Read More