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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Tile Circle

Tile Circle 3 Act Math Task is a real world math problem that helps students to discover Pi through the relationship between the circumference of a circle and diameter. We also discover the area of a circle through inquiry and using concrete material and visuals.

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Make Math Matter With Concreteness Fading

For years, I was spinning my wheels trying to teach students how to make sense of mathematics through abstract representations, when the key was making math concrete and visual through the concreteness fading model or concrete, representational, abstract (CRA).

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Counting With Your Eyes: Subitizing

Have you ever looked at a group of items and just knew how many there were without actually counting? This ability to “see” how many items are in a group without counting is called subitizing. Read to learn more.

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Lower the Floor in Math Class

Struggling to find a way to make math more accessible for all students in your classroom? In this post, we’ll give examples why using concrete manipulatives and visual representations is a great place to start!

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