100 New Esti-Mysteries

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This school year I’m creating and sharing 100 new Esti-Mysteries. You can download your copies by using blue download links below. I hope these bring joy and rich math talk to your classroom! The brand new Leaping Numbers Pattern Series is Ready! Click on the Leaping Numbers Image to learn more!   New This Week!…

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170 New Esti-Mysteries

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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! Prepare for math joy and rich…

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The 3-Container Estimation Routine

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The 3-Container Estimation Routine is a clear and simple routine that invites students to estimate and discuss their ideas.   This school year, I’ll be posting new sets of 3-Container Estimation Routines every Monday.   Watch this video to learn how to use the routine:       Note:  Use the blue download links below…

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New Estimation Clipboards

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To date, I’ve created over 150 estimation clipboards – and I’m going to create more to share this year.  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…

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51 Esti-Mysteries

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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…

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Esti-Mysteries: Estimation Meets Math Mysteries

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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…

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Cube Conversations

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    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…

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Tiled Area Questions

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Tiled Area Questions are designed to provide students with the opportunity to compose and decompose numbers.  This post primarily focuses on fractions.  If you are a K-2 teacher, you may really like this version. Watch the video, download the resources, and give your student the opportunity to visualize, decompose, compare, and compose numbers.     Click…

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Strategies for Using the Maze Hundreds Chart

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After introducing the downloadable Maze Hundreds Chart yesterday, this post details some strategies for using the interactive chart in your classroom.  If you have not yet watched the first post, I encourage you to take a quick look at it before viewing these strategies. I have many more resources I am excited to share, so…

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