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The MS Geometry Strand

The MS Geometry Strand

Graham Fletcher (@gfletchy) creates a great series of short videos showing the development of early math skills throughout the elementary grades. These Progression Videos not only show the importance of each part of the instructional sequence, but they also help you reflect on math pedagogy and how the brain makes connections and develops fluency. I felt it would be useful… Read more →

Reflections on a tough week

Reflections on a tough week

So I’ve been visiting with a colleague over some common challenges, and I’ve been impressed by what a deep thinker he is.  Even when he’s talking about students’ behaviors, he’s really talking about the big picture and what that student behavior represents. During one of these conversations I complimented him on a really engaging lesson and he responded with a… Read more →

Contrasting Units

Shawn Cornally over at ThinkThankThunk shares an idea for showing students that units matter.  He has a graphic that contrasts Degrees Kelvin, Degrees Celsius, and Degrees Fahrenheit.  It’s a good idea and I think kids should see the contrast between other units they often confuse…