STEM for Littles

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Have you found it hard to find engaging STEM activities for younger students?  If you are like me, you may have spent way too much time searching the internet with little success. Or perhaps you find great lessons, but they aren’t easily adaptable for younger students. The Picture Stem Project (TeachersFirst review) is a STEM … read more »


Math Storytelling Day

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Not all elementary teachers love teaching math, but I do. I love encouraging classroom discussions about different ways to solve problems and think about math concepts. I love seeing students frustrated by a new skill and building confidence as they gain knowledge. I love it when I meet incoming students who say their favorite subject … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Banzai

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Money management matters! September is College Savings Month, and the perfect time to further develop your students’ financial literacy skills. Banzai is a tool that teaches about financial literacy, a 21st Century skill that students are often lacking. We tend to worry about geometry, algebra, and calculus and forget the basics and being financially wise. … read more »


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 »