Read articles related to making math contextual, visual and concrete from K-12

2018 Winter Holiday Math Moments Giveaway!

It's time for the WINTER HOLIDAY MATH MOMENTS GIVEAWAY! This holiday season, Jon Orr and I want to give back to dedicated math educators like YOU! We've been so impressed with the dedication math teachers across the world have been showing to take their...

read more

Hot Chocolate

Let’s explore skip counting, repeated addition, multiplication, and the beginnings of proportional relationships through this contextual real world 3 act math task.

read more

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Nothing like searching on YouTube and stumbling on two beautifully crafted arrays of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups that are about to be eaten! Let’s Multiply!

read more

Magic Rectangle

Introduce Completing the Square through inquiry via this 3 act math task that has you wondering “which rectangle has the greatest area?”

read more

The 3 Act Math Beginner’s Guide

Wondering how to use 3 act math tasks in your classroom? Let’s dive into Dan Meyer’s math class structure for building an effective problem solving experience for all learners!

read more

Girl Guide Cookies

Your daughter comes home with a case of Girl Guide Cookies. What do you notice? What do you wonder? I’m wondering how many boxes of cookies do I need to sell!

read more

Get Students On Task And Engaged With Whiteboards

Research Says That Using Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces (VNPS) Keep Kids On Task Longer If you are a long time reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed many in-class pictures involve students writing on desks with erasable markers. Other times, you’ll...

read more