1. praise effort, not correct answers

2. make sure my students know their intelligence is not fixed: hard work pays off

3. make my classroom a safe place for students to take risks… 65 more words

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#### 10 New Year's Resolutions for the Math Classroom

#### It's Not about Coding, It's not about iPads, Smartboards or Apps. WE MUST TEACH STUDENTS TO THINK...

WHEN I spend too long at my computer, working on materials to help teachers work with students, to help build understanding in mathematics and science, I start to have “panic” type attacks. 775 more words

#### No Need to Count N.N.C.

Students use dot cards to see that numbers are in numbers.

If you look into 10 you will see 5 + 5 and 3 + 2 + 3 + 2. 51 more words

#### Multiplication Fact Practice in the 21st Century Classroom

A problem solving approach engages the senses to inspire visualization and engagement. When students have to puzzle and think, they build conceptual memories that last. Finger Fold Puzzles are a way to engage in daily practice that focuses on Distributive Property, Commutative Property and building Mental FLUENCY with facts. 151 more words

#### Use What You Know to Figure Out What You Don’t Know

I was working with some students this week who were learning their **“basic facts”** in multiplication. These are generally considered to be those one-digit times one-digit problems that we use when we figure out the products of multi-digit problems. 449 more words

#### Decimal Posts

Just returned from SWATCA in Lethbridge. Great teachers, super organizers, reflective and engaging sessions. I have posted some ideas about decimals under my Fraction and Decimal Fraction section. 35 more words

#### Strike it Out: a Primary Game from NRICH

One thing that I came across recently on the NRICH math website is an quick primary students’ game for practicing addition and subtraction with numbers to 20. 356 more words