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## “Students Learn by Doing” is Only Part of the Story

Back when I was pursuing my teaching degree, I learned that students learn by doing. As we studied Bruner and... View Article

## “You Can’t Take a Bigger Number from a Smaller Number”

Blog post #6 in the series, Lies We Tell Our Students As a specialist in elementary mathematics teaching and learning,... View Article

## Does the “Longest” Number Have the Greatest Value?

Blog post #5 in the series, Lies We Tell Our Students Many of the mathematics “rules” we teach students in... View Article

## Does “Counting Up” Always Mean “Getting Bigger”?

Blog post #4 in the series, Lies We Tell Our Students Let’s be clear…this “lie” is not really about counting.... View Article

## Order Doesn’t Matter…or Does It?

Blog post #3 in the series, Lies We Tell Our Students The precision of our explanations matters! The words we... View Article

## From Run-on Sentences to Run-on Equations…Neither is Okay!

Blog post #2 in the series, Lies We Tell Our Students We all know what a run-on sentence is. We’ve... View Article

## Not all Math Games are Created Equal

Serious Play-Part 4 Why is it that some games get played over and over while others remain on the shelf... View Article

## The Social-Emotional Benefits of Math Games

Serious Play, Part 3 Playing math games in the classroom offers so many benefits! Depending on the game at hand,... View Article

## The Best Math Tools For Your Classroom

I hear these questions all the time — “What math tools should be available in my classroom?” “Which manipulatives purchase... View Article

## Keeping Math Routines Fun and Fresh!

Do you experience points during the school year that send you into a mini-panic about where your kids currently are... View Article

## Authentic Problem Solving is Fluid and Flexible

Years ago, I walked into a Weight Watchers meeting, shy, self-conscious, and unsure of what to expect. After signing my... View Article

## So You Took Keywords Away – Now What?

Problem Solving Song sung to Row, Row, Row Your Boat “Problems come along in many different ways… Follow these steps... View Article

## Writing Rough Drafts in Math Class?

When do “rough draft” and “math task” ever land in the same sentence? Honestly, when I first heard these two... View Article

## One Moment in Time…Forever Changed

As a young child, I hated PE class. I had embarrassingly poor eye-hand coordination, so when a football, softball, kickball,... View Article

## Can Math Class Nurture Creativity?

Everyone is born creative. And then somewhere down the line, many lose sight of it. In his classic Ted Talk,... View Article