The 3-Container Estimation Routine

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:         Monday, October 3 3-Container…

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New Estimation Clipboards

To date, I’ve created 101 estimation clipboards – and I’m going to create more to share this month.  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.…

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The 12 Most Popular Math Strategies and Downloads

Over the past 5 years, this blog has seen nearly 3.1 million views.  The most popular strategies from the blog all have one thing in common:  They include downloadable resources and strategies which can be immediately used in the classroom.  They are also free!  I’m sometimes asked these two questions: “Which are the most popular…

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Tiled Area Questions

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

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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