This past December I gave a keynote talk at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Conference. I’ve been thinking about the ideas I presented and wanted to share them more widely, so I turned them into a series of videos. 20 more words

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#### Embrace the Mess

I had a personal aha moment today. It feels like I need to voice it to myself and potentially rumble with it some more….. but here it is: … 1,110 more words

#### Math at Home

To my teaching colleagues and parents everywhere…

We have always been partners in the mathematics education of our children — and now we find ourselves in a time that demands even more collaboration between home and school. 123 more words

#### How To Record Video Lessons For Free

Given the state of things recently I thought I’d share how I record my video lessons. I do this all for free. To set up everything it may take about an hour but after you do the initial work everything is easy. 203 more words

#### 180 Ideas: #17 Know the Community

Many teachers don’t live in the school district in which they teach. This might be a purposeful choice or not. Even if we live in our students’ school district, we may not know their neighborhood or particular communities. 448 more words

#### Whole Number divided by a Fraction

Over the next few weeks we are going to dive deep into dividing fractions! I can honestly say I have been teaching fractions for years and while I did understand why the multiplicative inverse worked, I never fully understood what happened when two fractions got divided. 366 more words

#### Comparing Fractions and Decimals

Students sometimes have a difficult time understanding how fractions and decimals are related and how they can be compared. As always, providing a visual is essential for student understanding. 177 more words