# Blog

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

## 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...

## 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!

## 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).

## 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.

## 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!

## Knowledgehook Math PLC Planning Tool

Are you a school administrator or math leader looking for tools to support planning your professional learning in mathematics with your colleagues? Check out Knowledgehook’s new PLC Planning Tool!

## Year In Review: 2017

Year in Review 2017: Looking Back and Planning Forward. This past year has been exciting with over 675,000 pageviews! Let’s look at the top content accessed

## Using Tasks to Teach Lessons

Here’s how I went from teaching my students lessons so they could do tasks to using tasks that teach students lessons about mathematics.

## Why I Ask Students to Notice and Wonder

Recently, Jon Orr and I received some descriptive feedback from James Francis from Knowledgehook after watching us co-present a workshop titled “Making Math Moments That Matter” at the GECDSB Math Symposium. After sharing some of the pieces he really enjoyed, he also...

## Exploding Dots for Global Math Week

Join our mission to engage 1,000,000 students around the globe in a joyous, uplifting mathematical experience with Exploding Dots!

## The Progression of Division

Learn the Progression of Division where we will explore fair sharing, arrays, area models, flexible division, the long division algorithm and algebra.

## Avoiding Ineffective Uses of Technology With SAMR

It’s easy to forget why we integrate technology in our math class. Let’s use the SAMR Model to plan our lessons using technology with purpose and intent.

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