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Solving Proportion Word Problems with Sentence Stems

Solving Proportion Word Problems with Sentence Stems

Teaching proportionality is a difficult task with any group of students, but with students who may be below their grade level in reading, teaching proportional relationships may seem to be nearly impossible.  After years of working with English learners in the...

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Using Google Slides for Math Interactive Activities

Using Google Slides for Math Interactive Activities

As one to one classrooms become more common, teachers want to find great new ways to bring technology to the classroom.  Choosing the right type of activity for using technology in the math classroom can be difficult.  Math is such a hands on subject, that there are...

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The Evolution of the Area Model: Elementary through Algebra

The Evolution of the Area Model: Elementary through Algebra

When children are beginning to learn how to multiply numbers, one of the first things they learn is to make a pattern with objects in an array.  They count the manipulatives and notice that there is a length and a width.  That they can also count all of manipulatives...

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My Number One Classroom Management Tip for Back to School

My Number One Classroom Management Tip for Back to School

I am not someone who would claim to be a classroom management expert.  Student discipline is actually one of my least favorite aspects of teaching, so having simple things that I could do to improve my students' behavior is important to me. After ten years of...

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