Strategies for Teaching Multiplication

As a continuation of two previous posts, Addition Fact Strategies and Basic Subtraction Facts, now you will have a new resource for your binder! There has been much development in how students learn their basic multiplication facts.  No longer should students … Continue reading →

Strategies for Basic Subtraction Facts

In a previous post, I wrote about and prepared reference sheets on how and in which order we as teachers should teach basic addition facts.  I have extended this to now include basic subtraction facts.  Helping students acquire these skills will … Continue reading →

Strategies for Basic Addition Facts

We are always struggling with moving our students along the learning continuum.  We have a wide array of curriculum to teach.  When it comes to Mathematics and the acquisition of this amazing subject, we must be able to decompose the … Continue reading →

How “Open” are your Classroom Questions? Providing a Fertile Environment for Classroom Discourse

What is the difference between an open question and a closed question?  To put it simply, an open question allows room for discussion, growth, connections, and development; whereas a closed question points to one “correct” answer that the person asking … Continue reading →

Helping Solve the Problem of Problem Solving

Students always have problems with communicating their thoughts, their steps in solving a mathematical problem and their findings.  I have found that using the G.R.A.S.S. method ensures students communicate all they are thinking.  This acronym helps them streamline their thoughts … Continue reading →

Our time is coming to an end!

What better way to end the year then with a timeline reflection – have your students reflect on the great school year! You can do this in so many different ways and for so many different reasons. Click on the … Continue reading →