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22 Ways to use Place Value Strips to Teach Math – K-5

22 Ways to use Place Value Strips to Teach Math – K-5

The Math Salad Bar is an excellent tool to use in your classroom! But do you ever feel like you have manipulatives in your Salad Bar or storage closet that you aren't completely sure how to use with Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) thinking?  (ICYMI - here’s the...

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What Do I Put in a Math Salad Bar??

What Do I Put in a Math Salad Bar??

“But what should I put in my Math Salad Bar?” This is a very common question we get from teachers who are excited about using manipulatives, but struggling to determine which manipulatives are the most appropriate as they integrate concrete, pictorial and abstract...

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5 Tips for Back to School in the Math Classroom

5 Tips for Back to School in the Math Classroom

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! I bet most could contribute a story or two (or maybe a whole chapter!) to the book of craziest teaching experiences from the past year! We can certainly look back on the last year and say it was a year like no other. We might...

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Celebrating 112 Shows! Math Might Reflections

Celebrating 112 Shows! Math Might Reflections

Wow, it's hard to believe that we have recorded, produced, edited, and sent off to be hosted on the PBS Michigan Learning Channel, our 112th Math Might Show.  As we tie a bow on this season, and on this school year, I thought it would be fun to look back at how this...

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Math Might Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 403-404

Math Might Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 403-404

I can't believe that we've made it to the end of our Math Might shows for this second semester, shows 403 and 404! They both have some really great material for you to check out!Episodes 403-404400 Series Focus: Numeracy/Number Talks We’re going to continue the number...

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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 401-402

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 401-402

Thanks so much for joining us this week for our teacher’s guide to Math Might shows 401 and 402. You might wonder where 319 and 320 went...you didn’t miss them! The Math Mights Show has eighteen shows per quarter, per grade level. This week is really just a...

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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 317-318

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 317-318

Thanks for joining us for our blog this week for our Math Mights recap on shows 317 and 318! This week’s shows will be the last of the 300 level shows. As you know from the 200 level shows, we stopped at 217 and 218, giving you eighteen shows per quarter. And so, next...

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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 315-316

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 315-316

It's a great week in Mathville! Get the inside scoop on episodes 315-316!Episodes 315-316April Focus: Mystery Math Mistake In the Mystery Math Mistake, our warm up for April, the Math Mights get their strategies all mixed up! Students have to be detectives to see if...

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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 313-314

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 313-314

We have another great round of shows for you! For this round of eight shows, as we introduced last week, we’ll continue to open each episode with a Mystery Math Mistake for each grade level. Then, in third grade, this week begins a run of four shows on number lines,...

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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 311-312

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 311-312

It's hard for me to believe that I just finished writing the 112th Math Mights show! My husband, Scott, and I just finished editing the next 24 shows so that we can go away on spring break! We're super excited to bring to you another 48 episodes of the Math Mights...

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