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50+ Elementary Math Manipulatives for the Classroom

Elementary math manipulatives are a key component of best practice math instruction. Your students need easy access to their math manipulatives during Guided Math Workshop. Elementary math manipulatives offer tons of benefits, which you can learn more about down below. It may feel overwhelming trying to figure out which ones

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Elementary Math Centers: Organization, Management & More

Math centers, also commonly referred to as math stations or math rotations, are a great way to offer fun and engaging learning experiences to elementary students during your math block. They fit neatly in the math workshop with guided math framework, but can be used without the implementation of that

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5 Math Tools Every Elementary Classroom Teacher Needs

There are so many math tools out there that have the potential to transform your math instruction.  This blog post focuses on 5 of them.  It doesn’t matter if you teach first, second, third, fourth, or fifth grade – you need these tools! 5 Math Tools All Elementary Classroom Teachers

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200+ Math Picture Book Read Alouds for Elementary Teachers

Math picture books, which are also commonly referred to as math read alouds or math stories, are effective tools to introduce, teach, and review math concepts, skills, and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. They can be presented in the format of shared reading, a read aloud, or a center. Children, especially

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Open Ended Math Questions and Problems for Elementary Students

Does your current math instruction involve only situations where there is one answer? Are students expected to solve problems following rigid procedures that do not require critical or creative thinking? These components are important; however, it’s time to take your math instruction to the next level! The answer: open ended

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Winter Opinion Writing FREEBIE!

Grab this freebie and engage your students in a fun seasonal activity. It’s a great way to practice opinion writing.