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Think about a gram for a moment. Can you identify something that weighs one gram? Can you visualize the approximate size of something that would weigh a gram? When you look at...

Summer vacation is here! When my kids were in elementary school, I would always get nervous at the thought of all those endless hours and the laments of, “Mom, there is NOTHING to...

When I was in school I never learned how to use a ratio table. You might be asking yourself, "What is a ratio table?" I started using them as a teacher and have found them to be such a...

Now that school is over, my kids and I are busy going on adventures – berry picking, afternoons at the pool, and trips to the park. We are always toting a cooler filled with snacks...

What are the characteristics of a highly capable math student? Does it mean that the student can calculate quickly or accurately? Does it mean that that student is the first...

Often when we are talking with young children about subtraction we use the term “take away.” While we can sometimes think of subtraction as taking away, subtraction can also...

Before the days of GPS systems if you needed to go somewhere in a new town you would get out a map and take a look at what route you might take. You might decide to take the freeway. You would do...

About ten years ago I asked a group of third graders how many of them had coins in their room at home that they could touch and play with. Only about 1/3 of the class raised their hands....

One of the greatest gifts we can give our students is the opportunity to struggle and persevere and, in the end, feel the joy of success that comes from a job well done.

It used to be that...