## Strengthen Mathematical Understanding in 4 Easy Steps

Feb 17th 2016

Mathematical understanding means that students understand the story problem and follow the problem-solving steps. Understanding story problems can be very challenging because it requires multi-step, higher-level thinking processes. Students are required to process several pieces of information before starting any […]

## Create Write-On, Wipe-Off Problem-Solving Journals

Jan 3rd 2016

Problem-solving plays an important role in my daily math instruction. Students use pre-made journals to help them complete the problem-solving steps, solve the problem in 2 ways, explain their thinking and rate themselves on a learning scale. These journals track […]

## Emmy Equating Earthworm Is Here!

Apr 20th 2014

Emmy Equating Earthworm here. I help you write a variety of equations without any fear. Horizontally or vertically, it doesn’t matter the direction, I will help you solve each one to numerical perfection.     Emmy Equating Earthworm  is our […]

## It’s Tom Tabling Turtle!

Apr 13th 2014

Howdy, I’m Tom Tabling Turtle and I make tables- These are columns and rows with numbers and labels. Always organize your information, is what I say, So you can discover patterns and relationships in a logical way. Tom Tabling Turtle […]

## Say Hello to Hailey Hopping Hare

Mar 23rd 2014

I’m Hailey the Hopping Hare, I’m the skip-counting master. This is a skill that helps to count things faster; Learn to count up or down by a number other than one. Quick like a bunny, you soon will be done. […]

## Introducing Daphne Drawing Dragonfly

Mar 22nd 2014

Hi, I’m Daphne the Drawing Dragonfly. Draw a mathematical picture to give my strategy a try. Read the problem and draw what’s going on; Then write a number sentence for what you have drawn.  Daphne Drawing Dragonfly is our newest […]

## Presenting Tallying Toad

Mar 13th 2014

Hello, I’m Tallying Toad. I get you started on the problem-solving road. A tally mark is a straight line to show one; Group tallies into five is how it’s done. First make four tallies, nice and straight; Then make a […]

## Introducing Clark Counting Crocodile

Mar 3rd 2014

I’m Clark the Counting Crocodile. Use me to help you count. Start with the largest number, and draw lines for the remaining amount. Count on for addition, count back for subtraction; Then circle the answer as your final action.  Clark […]