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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...

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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.

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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!

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Magic Rectangle

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

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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!

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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!

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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...

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