If you have ever taught adding fractions to children you have probably seen this. 1/4 + 1/4 = 2/8 Even in a classroom filled with fifth-grade students, I’ve seen this. And every time this equation floats across my desk, or wiggles in the air on...

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October 31, 2016 You've Got This Math
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They were just simple review questions. Questions that should be easy to solve, but ones he kept getting wrong. Over and over I had seen him solve problems this way…. $10.00 – $6.43 = $4.43 It is a simple mistake (he is subtracting...

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October 4, 2016 You've Got This Math
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It was a simple question. One I was sure he would know the answer to. Yet there he stood, giving me that look. The look that means I have no clue, and I don’t remember where to start to figure it out. With that look,...

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September 28, 2016 You've Got This Math
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Did you know that math can be quite boring?? Really, who wants to do a whole page of “What number is in the 100’s place in the number 726?” I know I don’t! My fourth and fifth-grade students didn’t! And I can tell you that...

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September 20, 2016 You've Got This Math
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“Hey mom, what’s 24 x 7?” I glanced up from the computer, recognizing that this question could lead to a teachable moment. “Well…the 2 represents 20 and 20 x 7 = 140…..” I began. I continued to work through the problem out loud, asking...

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September 19, 2016 You've Got This Math
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I always dreaded it. I had finally finished the 20 problems and was sick and tired of computing. But I wasn’t done. I was now required to solve those nasty word problems glaring at me from the bottom of the page. They were intimidating and one...

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September 10, 2016 You've Got This Math
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Looking for a fun way to build number sense? This free game gets children solving a number puzzle from a 100’s chart to win the game. It’s over. Well, most of it is. The intense heat that makes the grass crunch under your feet,...

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July 27, 2016 You've Got This Math
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*For your convenience this post contains affiliated links at no extra cost to you! They sit there staring at their paper. Their eyes have glazed over, and their head and shoulder are hanging low. You can see the frustration seeping out their pores, and you know that they...

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July 11, 2016 You've Got This Math
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I’m not sure why we were talking about feet, but with three boys in my home we have some pretty wired conversations. I’m standing in the middle of the living room floor with my arms full of laundry and we are studying each others feet....

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June 22, 2016 You've Got This Math
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*This Post contains affiliate links from Amazon and other bloggers “Let’s try jumping in again in five minutes,” I encouraged my oldest. He glanced at the large clock leaning against the pool gate, “Ok that would be at….which hand tells the hour again?” Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I wanted...

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June 17, 2016 You've Got This Math
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