Over or Under?: A Fraction Number Sense Routine

The first ten minutes of math workshop are often my favorite part of the day. This is a time when we use number sense routines to build math understanding and also to build communities in which students are talking about and playing with math. We try to make this time a time when every single… Continue reading Over or Under?: A Fraction Number Sense Routine

Is There Room For Math That Isn’t Hard?

I want to share a question with you that has been clanking around my brain for a while. At first I wasn't even sure if I wanted or was even "allowed" to share and write about this question, but it's one I keep coming back to. It's a question that makes me feel somewhat vulnerable. And… Continue reading Is There Room For Math That Isn’t Hard?

#ElemMathChat

I'm dusting off the ol' blog to share that I'll be hosting this week's #elemmathchat on Twitter this Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:00PM EST! I always find the #elemmathchats thoughtful, supportive and inspiring, so I hope you'll join us. The topic this week will be building mathematical communities, a topic near and dear to… Continue reading #ElemMathChat