Glimpses of Math Workshop

September and May are my favorite teaching months. September because everything and everyone is fresh and full  of hope for the school year ahead. May because it is a month full of moments in which you marvel at how much your students have learned, at the amazing people they are. There have been many of… Continue reading Glimpses of Math Workshop

Math Is Storytelling

Just returning from the NAEYC annual conference in Orlando,  my head is swimming with ideas--ideas that both extend and challenge my previous beliefs. I love that hopeful and refreshed feeling of returning to my classroom after an amazing conference feeling ready to take on the world! I want to share an abbreviated version of my presentation,… Continue reading Math Is Storytelling

A peek ahead…

Next week I travel to Orlando for the annual NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conference. My presentation is called "Mathematics is Storytelling: Bringing Play and a Sense of Narrative to Problem Solving," and it is all about using storytelling to strengthen children's understanding of problem solving.  I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at… Continue reading A peek ahead…