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# Math Posts

## Working with Fractions: Adding Fractions

Finding the least common denominator? Find out why that’s more work and see how understanding equivalent fractions make adding fractions easier!

## Working with Fractions: Dividing Fractions

For most of us dividing fraction is one of those things where we got the right answer in math, but we don’t really remember why. Most of us memorized a procedure with a concept we don't understand: “don’t ask why, just invert and multiply.” Maybe it’s time to ask...

## Level Up: Adding Complexity to Deck o’ Dots

Increase the complexity of Deck o’ Dots games to meet the needs of older or more advanced learners!

## Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded

The district-adopted textbook is not actually our curriculum! Find out what the standard is actually asking them to do, what it means, and what it looks like to teach it.

## Get Off the Escalator! Building Independence in Math Workshop

The concept of Math Workshop changes the way math has looked in schools for the past 30 years. As we talk about building independent learners, working towards inquiry-based instruction and turning more control of the learning over to students, the idea of entitlement comes up often.

## PreK Centers in a Snap!

Last week I was in New Orleans working with Lafourche Parish preschool teachers. The goal of the day was numeracy, and one of the highlights was the afternoon make-and-take session, where we had five stations for teachers to visit.  In addition to working on numeracy,...

## The New Face of Place Value – T-Pops!

Introducing...T-Pops' Place Value Board! On sale now! The original place value board that we were using was discontinued, so we designed our own in conjunction with our Math Mights that will be released very soon! This product went live in our store this week - the...

## Magical Math Dust – Manipulatives

Today, Shannon answers your questions about manipulatives!  Do you have a question? Submit it here: https://goo.gl/CPbTZB Read on for this week's sprinkle of Magical Math Dust!   Q: Should we use manipulatives in every lesson? A: No! Students understand math...