Math

Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity […]

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Help Kids Build Financial Literacy This Year

As educators, we spend time thinking about how to best prepare students for the future. During my time as a teacher, I tried my best to make connections between content in our math curriculum and the world outside of our classroom. For many students, identifying the “why” behind the reasons they learn a particular strategy […]

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Intervention and Supplemental ELA & Math Resources for Students

When the team at Measuring Up reached out to me I was interested in taking a look at their new resources for teachers and students. They’ve broadened their offerings for schools to provide a blended solution for lessons and formative assessment. Measuring Up now offers each state customized, standards-driven resources. In this blog post you’ll […]

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K-12 Math Tasks for Schools from Woot Math

This year I connected with the passionate team behind Woot Math. If you are looking for a tool to energize your math instruction this year, Woot Math has you covered! From engaging activities to embedded formative assessment, this platform is perfect for K-12 students. It’s free for teachers, so if you can’t wait to jump […]

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ABCmouse is Free for Teachers!

Finding a robust resource for ELA and math activities for students can be a challenge. This is especially true if you’re looking for free ebooks, activities, and games for students. ABCmouse is a super popular educational platform, and it is 100% free for teachers to use in the classroom! I had the chance to talk […]

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Rethinking Interactive Whiteboards in Small Group Instruction

How are you using interactive whiteboards in your classroom? Traditionally, the use of these large interactive displays were seen as a way to energize whole class instruction. The use of a touch screen and the ability to access a wide range of materials through an Internet connection are definitely compelling features. But as we move […]

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Woot Math Polls: Formative Assessment for the Math Classroom

What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? As a classroom teacher, I knew how important it was to hear from students in the midst of a lesson. This “check for understanding” would drive my instruction. I recently had the chance to talk to the creator of an awesome formative assessment tool for the […]

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ORIGO Stepping Stones Comprehensive Pre-K Math Curriculum

I’ve had the chance to work with Pre-K teachers and primary educators as an education technology consultant over the past few years. One of the conversations I often find myself having with teachers is what it means to be kindergarten ready. This can often seem like an overwhelming concept, since there are so many experiences […]

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Forefront Success Management System: Actionable Insights from Assessments

How does math data in your school and district stay organized? Do you have collaborative conversations around math assessments with your colleagues? The team at Forefront Math takes classroom assessments and lets schools use them as district-wide common assessments. They have a straightforward, easy-to-use digital math assessment platform. A few weeks ago I had the […]

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Financial Literacy Game Star Banks Adventure from T. Rowe Price

How do you explore financial literacy with your students? The team at T. Rowe Price has just launched a Teacher Edition of the Star Banks Adventure game. It’s a free mobile app and web-based online experience designed to teach students financial concepts. Star Banks Adventure has a colorful sci-fi theme. You’ll find puzzles, and quiz […]

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