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Relating Students to Word Problems

Think about this… If you had the choice, and the time, to read any book of your choosing would it be one you were truly interested in or one that you had no feeling for? most of us would choose the one we would appreciate and relate to from prior

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Math in the Real World- Smoothie Madness

“When are we EVER going to use THIS?!”  This statement… this one little statement has caused fear and panic to run through MANY a math teacher’s veins!  It’s not like you won’t use math in the real world… but sometimes as soon as that question is uttered we have a

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Left Side Versus Right Side for INBs

Over time I have read many articles and blog posts about the use of Left Side and Right Side working in an Interactive Notebook. Some of you may be looking at me right now asking yourself, “What the frak is Jenn talking about now?” Check out a few views on

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Book Blogging Buddies: Chapter 7 from What’s Your Math Problem

Are you ready for this week’s discussion over Chapter 7: Assessing Problem Solving from What’s Your Math Problem? Jump on over to see what Meg, Fourth Grade Studio, has to say about various strategies of assessing problem solving! This chapter has been a DEFINITE READ for me as I start leaning toward standards based

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Book Blogging Buddies: Chapter 6- What’s Your Math Problem

Are you ready for this week’s discussion over Chapter 6: Advanced Thinking Strategies from What’s Your Math Problem? Jump on over to see what Jennifer, Teaching to Inspire in Fifth, has to say about using advanced thinking strategies!  And if you are a TRUE LOVER OF MATH, then don’t forget to check out

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Developing Problem Solvers in Your Classroom

With problem solving as the underlying strand of math that all students must master each year, we as teachers are in charge of making sure we find engaging and meaningful ways that will interact with our students. Recently I started reading What’s Your Math Problem by Linda Gojak (NCTM president)

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What’s Your Math Problem: Chapter 4- Getting Organized

Are you ready for this week’s discussion over Chapter 4: Getting Organized Strategies from What’s Your Math Problem? Jump on over to see what Jennifer, Teaching to Inspire in Fifth, has to say about using these strategies even in our personal lives!  And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for some AWESOME things

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Book Blogging Buddies- What’s Your Math Problem Ch. 3

Are you ready for this week’s discussion over Chapter 3: Getting Started Strategies from What’s Your Math Problem? Jump on over to see what Meg, Fourth Grade Studio, has to say about using these strategies even in our personal lives! And if you forgot to grab last week’s freebie to

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Measurement Mayhem with the Halflings in Action

This time of year so many of us are in what I like to call “Review Mode“. We are reviewing the skills we have covered all year, prepping for end of the year testing, trying to use every minute of the day to be educational while thinking in the back

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