Are you dreading teaching fractions this year? Between the pandemic gaps, and rampant math anxiety – I get it! I feel for teachers and students alike who are intimidated to tackle fractions when other arithmetic basics are already challenging! But...

## 3 Easy Ways to Engage Students in Math(Even the Reluctant Ones)

Ok, teachers, I know you’ve seen it, our students have tired faces and glazed-over eyes, and you KNOW learning isn’t happening! You know, and research has proven, that when we find ways to ENGAGE students in our math lessons, their attention and focus increases;...

## 3 MORE ways to Build Number Sense in your Students

Building number sense is the best way to foster depth of understanding, confidence, and enjoyment of math. And who doesn’t want that?! Number Sense is… good...

## 3 Number Sense Routines Guaranteed to Develop Confidence in your Students

Why is Number Sense Important? True confessions here, I was a pretty terrible math student in High School. I remember sitting in Algebra class and the teacher reciting an enormous list of steps to solve the problem. I was trying, I mean, trying REALLY...

## 3 Ways to Promote Math Vocabulary Without Wasting Valuable Class Time

If you want students who understand test questions, and solidly defend their math strategies, math vocabulary is vital. But we all know that teachers have a mile of standards they need to cover, and have kids who are already behind, so how can we EFFICIENTLY teach...

## Is Precise Math Vocabulary Really THAT Important for Kids to Excel?

Is precise math vocabulary really THAT important? If my kids can “do the math” isn’t that the point? I know there are math teachers thinking this. Well, I totally understand where this is coming from folks. I know as a kid; I didn’t understand...