Monday, April 10, 2017

Real World Examples For Teaching Fractions on a Number Line

Number lines go wrong in SO many ways. Let us count the ways: Students struggle to read number lines when labels are missing on the tick marks. When drawing number lines students do not evenly space the tick marks. Students count the tick marks instead of the spaces and are often off by one increment....
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Significance of Understanding Equivalent Fractions

I am going to tell you a secret about myself that I’m ashamed of still to this day, and then I will lose all credibility and you will likely unsubscribe from this blog forever and ever. In the 4th grade, I received a “D” in math during the quarter that we studied fractions. I know....
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Getting UN-STUCK: A Test Prep Strategy

Testing season is upon us. Yuck.  We all have experience with standardized tests, for some of us starting all the way back in elementary school.  I will admit it…at times when I was tired of taking the test, knew it wasn’t for a grade, or was simply stuck, I just filled in the bubbles. Haven’t...
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2 Winners!

For the sake of privacy, I’ll announce both the Amazon gift card winner and TpT gift card winner by their first name only. If your first name is Andrea, check your email! You won the $25 Amazon gift card. If your name is Faith, check yours! You won the $10 TpT gift card. OK, whew!...
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https://beyondtraditionalmath.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/2-winners/

Monday, February 6, 2017

Gimmicks Are NOT My Thing…

I made a promise to myself when I started, to always blog about teaching tips, and things that would help the greater good of the teaching profession. I’m not into gimmicks and buy one get one sales or anything of that sort. But when I got an email that Teachers Pay Teachers was giving away...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3 Ways to Make Meaning of Number Sentences

I told her I had a problem and asked her to solve it. (This intervention student shall remain nameless due to the fact that the internet is an infinite digital footprint, and I believe some day she will be a famous scientist and doesn’t need to read this story about herself online.) My problem?  I...
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card…Yes, Really

OK, I believe strongly in feedback and using it for my own personal improvement. I’m really looking for ways to find out more about my audience, and to improve my practice. So along with getting good, honest feedback, I decided to give something away.  I mean, who doesn’t love to win stuff??? Would you please fill...
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