3 Valuable Resources for Teaching Place Value

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Last month I shared ideas on how to prepare for Math Awareness Month. That blog contains several of my favorite resources for adding “spring” to math lessons. All of those resources include wonderful ideas and suggestions for teaching math, but this month I would like to focus on the concept of teaching place value. I … read more »


Spring into Math Awareness Month

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April is Math Awareness Month, a celebration of the study of math and its relevance to modern life. It provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on your math teaching practices and resources and give them a good spring cleaning. Think about lessons and units you use that are stale, assessments that need refreshing, and your … read more »


Sensory Processing Awareness Month

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October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month. Although it affects as many as 1 in 20 Americans, many are not familiar with this disorder. In addition to a lack of knowledge about this disorder, there are also many misconceptions. One of the most common misconceptions is that it is a form of autism; in fact, Sensory … read more »


If the World Were a Village

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April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.  The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) created this effort to build awareness of the importance of math and statistics in addressing real world problems like immigration and climate change. Even our youngest students understand statistics when we use age-appropriate lessons such as this one from the National Council of … read more »


Celebrate Pi Day

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Teachers around the world celebrate Pi Day each March 14.  Although the concept of Pi is typically taught beginning late elementary school, this doesn’t prevent students of any age from participating in and enjoying Pi Day events Although younger students don’t understand the concept of Pi, they do know some information about circles. Using circles … read more »