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Having Fun with Multi-Sensory Activities

When something is done using "multi-sensory modes" it will stick better in your brain! Have hours of fun in a multi-sensory station to help with visual memory, especially with kids in the 21st century who tend to struggle more due to the amount of screen time. Here...

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Wow! What a great resource! You are going to want to check this website out! You do have to create an account, but it is FREE! LearnZillion has a complete collection of math resources that includes approximately 1200 task-based lesson plans...

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“13 Rules That Expire”

Overgeneralizing commonly accepted strategies, using imprecise vocabulary, and relying on tips and tricks that do not promote conceptual mathematical understanding can lead to misunderstanding later in students’ math careers. I found this...

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Happy Halloween FREEBIES!

Need some fun math games for Halloween?  Capitalize on students' love of pumpkins! Check out the games we played at our K-1 TIPM class at Wayne RESA. SO FUN! These activities help students develop mathematical concepts using a pumpkin theme for Halloween. Click on the...

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Thinking Blocks Junior!

Finally.....Model Drawings for the Little Guy!  Are you looking for a new way to teach story problems? When I work with children, I see the confusion on their face as they approach story problems.  They know to 'underline the important information' and 'circle the...

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Number Bracelets

Number bracelets provide concrete practice for number combinations and composing/decomposing numbers. They should be used in small group instruction and workstations by having students work on their own target numbers. Tips for making your own number bracelets: You...

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Developmentally Appropriate Preschool

It's hard to find a truly developmentally appropriate preschool these days.  It seems that the idea of a "rigorous curriculum" gets pushed down to our younger students and we easily lose focus of what the true purpose of education is.While doing a fine and gross motor...

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Brain Break

Are your kids extra wiggly?  Is it a struggle to keep them seated? Then this post is for you!  Have you done the "Sid Shuffle" yet? Most likely students are not getting enough movement throughout the day.  To help you calculate how long a child should be able to...

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