Math Blog Posts

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Math Facts
memorization
automaticity
We’ve all heard it before; kids don’t know their math facts! While this may be true for some, what is more important than memorizing alone is building a conceptual understanding.
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whiteboards
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Get Students On Task And Engaged With Whiteboards. Sparking Curiosity to Fuel Sense Making in Math Class.
spiraling
Spiral
spiralling
interleaving
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Do your students struggle to retain their learning from math class? Are you finding yourself having to reteach because students don't have the prior knowledge for today's lesson? Then spiralling and interleaving is perfect for you! Take some time and explore the complete guide to spiralling math class!
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Education
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workshop
course
professional development
HOW TO MAKE MATH MOMENTS THAT MATTER EVERYDAY IN YOUR MATH CLASS. Learn how to create powerful moments by sparking curiosity using the Curiosity Path in your math class.
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manipulatives
concrete
concreteness fading
For years, I was spinning my wheels trying to teach students how to make sense of mathematics through abstract representations, when the key was making math concrete and visual through the concreteness fading model or concrete, representational, abstract (CRA).
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counting
quantity
subitizing
Have you ever looked at a group of items and just knew how many there were without actually counting? This ability to "see" how many items are in a group without counting is called subitizing. Read to learn more.
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manipulatives
lower the floor
Struggling to find a way to make math more accessible for all students in your classroom? In this post, we'll give examples why using concrete manipulatives and visual representations is a great place to start!
Are you a school administrator or math leader looking for tools to support planning your professional learning in mathematics with your colleagues? Check out Knowledgehook's new PLC Planning Tool!
Learn more about how I went from teaching lessons to do tasks to using tasks to teach lessons in order to spark curiosity & fuel sense making in math class