Itsall about getting kids to express their knowledge of mathematics concretely, pictorially, and abstractly – and these story mats will help!

# Pedagogy Posts

## Math in the Real World with Littles: Quantitative Pictures

Pictures with things to count! Use quantitative pictures to help students examine math in real life and think more deeply about numbers.

## Math in the Real World with Littles: Creating a Math Friendly Home

Mathematical Practice 2 states that children should be able to “Reason abstractly and quantitatively.” What does that even mean?? This is one of the math practices that really stumps many of the teachers I work with, and rightly so! The practice itself is a little...

## Working with Fractions: Subtracting Fractions

Last, but not least, we’re closing out our Working with Fractions series with subtracting fractions with Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) means. When it comes to subtracting fractions, this operation is very similar to adding fractions in how students understand...

## 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...

## Working with Fractions: Multiplying Fractions

Fractions are a hot topic in most of our schools, especially as most of our M3 project schools are nearing our state testing coming up in the spring! Most fraction units are positioned in the school year so students can get as much exposure to fractions as possible....

## Math Mights Showdown: Subtraction Edition!

Showing off subtraction problem solving skills, Math Mights style!

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