# Categories for Hands-On Math

## Are Your Mathematics Games C, P, or A?

Serious Play #4 Imagine this…you walk into a noisy, bustling classroom where students are spread out in small groups at... View Article

## Games That Stand the Test of Time

Serious Play-Part 1 Even before I had my own classroom, game play as a learning tool fascinated me. From the... View Article

## In Pursuit of Fluency-Part 6: Operations Beyond Basic Facts

Because we have been talking a lot about fluency in the past few blog posts, it suddenly occurred to me... View Article

## In Pursuit of Fluency-Part 4: Number Sense in the Middle Grades

Welcome to Part 4 of our Fluency Series! In Part 3, we discussed fluency with early number concepts such as... View Article

## In Pursuit of Fluency-Part 3: Fluency with Early Number Sense

When Josie, a young athlete, had the goal of making her middle-school basketball team, she spent time preparing for tryouts.... View Article

## Are Base Ten Blocks Road Blocks? (Part 2)

Becoming a teacher-turned-inventor never crossed my mind earlier in my career. However, since joining forces with Peggy, this is the... View Article

## Are Base Ten Blocks Road Blocks? (Part 1)

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t already read John Van de Walle’s Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics, you’re going to want to get... View Article

## Summer Break: A Time for Reflection

Summertime… a time to relax, a time to learn, a time to catch up, a time to dream and to... View Article

## Let’s Play and Learn (Game Play in Math Class, Part 2)

As a novice teacher many years ago, I found that playing games in math class brought about high levels of... View Article

## Game Play in Math…and a Summer Surprise

As the summer months approach, you will likely, after taking a little time off, begin thinking and planning for next... View Article

## Rounding Rules: Teaching Traps That Perpetuate Rote Memorization

We’ve all done it…teaching rules without meaning. For me it was rounding rules. I had found the perfect song. The... View Article

## Show Me the Money!

When was the last time you tried to teach a young child to count coins? If you’re like me, you... View Article