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## 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...

## 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...

## Math Problem Solving Strategies to Steal from the Language Arts Classroom

There is a common saying among teachers, that you must learn how to “beg, borrow, and steal” to be able to find the best resources and practices for your classroom.  Today I am going to tell you to steal…some strategies from the reading and language arts teacher down...

## Differentiating True and False Questioning for the Math Classroom

True and false questioning is probably not what pops into your head when you think about a differentiated and rigorous math activity.  The most plain of all question types really can become a thought provoking and multi-level activity that you can use with almost any...

## Pi Day in the Upper Elementary Math Classroom

Pi Day is coming soon!  Did I make a delicious typo?  No we’re not talking about pie–we’re talking about pi–the irrational number the represents the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter.  Pi Day is celebrated on March...

## Long division, a long battle

The dreaded words that send chills down the backs of students and teachers alike… Long Division! There are so many barriers to students effectively learning how to do long division, and each grade level that has to teach this skill has its own set of...