Fact: Fractions is a topic that is controversial with people when it comes to math. Fiction: Fractions are scary! Fact: You CAN teach fractions with meaning. Fiction: If I have to draw a picture of the fraction, that means I'm not good at math. Fact: Making fractions conceptual, using manipulatives, and changing how we (the… Continue reading Fractions… Fact vs Fiction

# Category: Math Instruction

## What is a mathematician?

For me this is a simple question. For students, this is quite tricky. What is a mathematician? At the start of every school year, for the past 8 or so years, I have given this question to each of my classes within, the first few days of the school year. The assignment is two-fold. I… Continue reading What is a mathematician?

## The SUMmit is Over but the Learning Continues

2 presenters 4 days 6 grade levels 25 sessions 40+ school districts 1860 minutes of PD And it isn't over yet... Did you want to attend the Digital Number Sense SUMmit but weren't able to give up the time over the summer? Did you not have funding available in the spring/summer? Did you find out… Continue reading The SUMmit is Over but the Learning Continues

## Classroom Decor… or Lack Thereof

Friends, it’s the time of year where we are either just starting to think about our classrooms for the upcoming year or we are in the thick of it. If this were an Instagram post I’d put a poll here asking “Do you just LOVE to set up your classroom each year or would you… Continue reading Classroom Decor… or Lack Thereof

## Digital Number Sense SUMmit 2021

YES! We are back with our 2nd Annual Digital Number Sense SUMmit! Last year was such a success and we listened to feedback from those who attended and planned this year to be bigger and better. We brought back some favorite sessions and added in many new ones. We are even offering a bonus session… Continue reading Digital Number Sense SUMmit 2021

## The Candy Corn Contest

Looking for a great themed activity for this week before Thanksgiving Break? Whether you are in-person, online, or doing a hybrid this is the activity for you! I am here to share with you, The Candy Corn Contest. It's simple... a whole bunch of candy corn in a jar and the students guess how many… Continue reading The Candy Corn Contest

## Fall Math Chats

Looking for quick and easy, but engaging and affordable math pd this fall? Check out our new Fall Math Chat line-up.

## Virtual Manipulatives

So last week we had a post about Math Tool-kits. We have received many messages and photos from you all on what you've put together. We LOVE it!! One of the things I keep getting stuck on is- I don't plan on sending home the Math Tool-kits with my students if/when we go on distance… Continue reading Virtual Manipulatives

## Manipulatives in the fall… How in the world do we do this?!?

I am right there with you. How in the world are we supposed to have our students use hands-on manipulatives in our classrooms with who knows what guidelines will be in place? How do we have students explore in mathematics when we cannot let them share manipulatives? How do we sanitize these manipulatives? If each… Continue reading Manipulatives in the fall… How in the world do we do this?!?

## 1 week to go…

We are beyond excited to host our very first Digital Number Sense SUMmit in 7 days!! This idea was just a dream to us over the last few years. We attended and presented at various conferences around the United States and had always thought, "What if..." Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is just about time… Continue reading 1 week to go…