Have you ever thought that maybe people who think they are not good at math really have just never been taught math in a way that makes sense to them? Personally, I think that’s behind a lot of our math problems. Take rounding for example. We teach kids a...

The idea of fractions being equivalent is such a key understanding for helping students develop “fraction sense” that it absolutely must be done right. Students need to see a variety of representations of equivalent fractions to help them see the...

A couple of days ago, I blogged about equivalent fractions, and I promised a follow-up post about fractions on the number line. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a small commission. There...

Workstation activities don’t need to be complicated. They just need to allow students to practice their standards! Take for example this little workstation activity for ordering numbers on a number line up to 120. Print the number line mat on cardstock and...

There, I said it. And while I’m at it, PacMan is soooooooo 70s! It’s time to move past using alligators for comparing numbers. There are really two steps involved in comparing numbers. First, students need to understand quantity and determine which number...