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# Explain Your Thinking

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 1/17/2018 to K-5 Math Habits

Are you giving kids lots of opportunities to explain math to each other?

# Model Relationships

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 11/18/2017 to K-5 Math Habits

Do your students know how to use drawings and models to solve problems?

# What are the CORE Math Goals?

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 8/29/2017 to Overview

How can you identify and communicate core math goals?

# A New Direction

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 6/21/2017 to Overview

What changes can you expect at the K-8 Math Sense website?

# Compare the Goals

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 9/8/2016 to Overview

How can you quickly compare goals across grades?

# Grouping While Counting

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 4/28/2016 to K-5 Base 10 Operations

Why should you encourage kids to group objects as they count them?

# Keep Trying!

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 4/19/2016 to K-5 Math Habits

Help kids learn to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

# Why Delay Formulas?

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 4/5/2016 to K-5 Measurement

Have your students gotten mixed up with area and perimeter formulas? If you delay formulas and focus on the meanings, students are more likely to succeed with area and perimeter.

# Visualize Counting Patterns

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 3/30/2016 to K-5 Algebraic Thinking

Have your students studied patterns on 1-100 charts with 10 numbers per row and noticed patterns with 9s and 11s? Other charts can also help students visualize patterns.

# Why Use Ruler Grids?

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 3/29/2016 to K-5 Fractions

Ruler grids have dark and light lines to show whole units and fractional parts.

# Estimate Pi

Posted by Angie Seltzer on 3/13/2016 to 6-8 Geometry

Help students estimate the value of pi by comparing a circle to a square or hexagon.