Employee Cafeteria Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How can I recognize what strategy to use for a specific problem? How can I test or appraise our predictions? How can I determine if a prediction is valid? You can use these Employee Cafeteri...

Primary Krypto Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How are the four basic operations related to one another? How do I take apart and recombine numbers in a variety of ways for finding sums and differences? What strategies do I use to co...

Jelly Bean Game Differentiation Strategies

May 31, 2013

There are three sections of the Jelly Bean game: counting, number sense, and math facts. Within each section of the game, there are three levels: Counting: Level 1: Type in the number of jelly beans...

Adding with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Addition Blocks Game

May 29, 2013

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice combining numbers to create target amounts. Students will ...

A Tangled Web – Essential Questions

May 29, 2013

How can you recognize what strategy to use for a specific problem? How are objects represented and compared using geometric attributes? How does use of real life tools like protractors and leve...

Martin Esterman: Games, Math Fluency and Award Winning Ways

May 29, 2013

Martin Esterman, the National STEM Video Game Challenge winner, joins us for a webinar on math fluency and the Common Core State Standards for Math practice. Martin tells us why he’s decided to use ...

Refraction Math Game Essential Questions

April 28, 2013

How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can models help us to predict t...

Square Off: Common Misconceptions

April 28, 2013

Students often make the mistake of thinking that area and perimeter change proportionally, but that isn’t always the case. For instance, a 3 × 3 square has an area of 9 square units and a perimeter...

Fractions on a Number Line Lesson Ideas: The Pearl Diver Game

April 17, 2013

In these number line lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-8, students play an online math game to practice identifying, comparing, and ordering fractions on a number line....

Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

April 15, 2013

In this number sense lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as...