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

## Make Math Moments That Matter In Your Classroom

Make Math Moments That Matter for YOUR students by learning how to Spark Curiosity, Fuel Sense Making, and Ignite Your Next Teacher Moves each and every day

## Make Room for Spatial Reasoning

The research is so strong it is no longer worth asking the question of whether Spatial Reasoning is important for math class. Make room for it EVERYDAY!

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!

## Memorization vs. Automaticity: Back to Basics or Beyond the Basics?

We’ve all heard it before; kids don’t know their math facts! While this may be true for some, what is more important than memorizing alone is building a conceptual understanding.

## 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...

## OTF Teaching Through Problem Solving 2 Conference

Speaker Resources for the Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF) Teaching Through Problem Solving 2 Conference 2018: Memorization vs. Automaticity: Back to Basics or Beyond the Basics by Kyle Pearce. July 6th, 2018.

## Building Math Minds Virtual Summit – Memorization vs. Automaticity: The Progression of Multiplication

Speaker Resources for the Building Math Minds Virtual Summit Session: Memorization vs. Automaticity: The Progression of Multiplication by Kyle Pearce. August 1st, 2018.

## Soup Du Jour

You are about to pour soup from one rectangular container into another. Both have different dimensions. Will the soup overflow? Find out in this 3 act task!

## NOMA 2018 Presentations and Workshops

Speaker resources for OAME 2018 Presentations by Kyle Pearce: Going Deeper into Memorable Math Moments and Memorization vs. Automaticity: Back to Basics or Beyond the
Basics?. Thursday May 3rd and Friday May 4th, 2018.

## The Complete Guide to Spiralling Your Math Curriculum

Do your students struggle to retain their learning from math class? Are you finding yourself having to reteach because students don’t have the prior knowledge for today’s lesson? Then spiralling and interleaving is perfect for you! Take some time and explore the complete guide to spiralling math class!

## OAME 2018 Presentations and Workshops

Speaker resources for OAME 2018 Presentations by Kyle Pearce: Going Deeper into Memorable Math Moments and Memorization vs. Automaticity: Back to Basics or Beyond the
Basics?. Thursday May 3rd and Friday May 4th, 2018.

## Digging Deeper Into Ratios and Proportional Relationships

Speaker resources for the NCTM Presentation Digging Deep into Ratios and Proportional Relationships in the Middle Grades. Thursday April 26th, 2018.