Building Fact Fluency…The Right Way

Building Fact Fluency…The Right Way

Over the last two years, I've been playing around with ways that help build fluency and I am super excited to finally share what I've been up to. I've been teaming up with my good friend Tracy Zager and Stenhouse Publishing to create a fact fluency kit that is nothing...

Demystifying The Fraction Rules We Teach

Demystifying The Fraction Rules We Teach

I've recently been working on two new progression videos that will focus on the operations of fractions. Here are some sketches from the addition and multiplication progression... In planning and researching the flow of each progression, I encountered lots of rules we...

Foundations of Fractions Online Course

Foundations of Fractions Online Course

Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve released a series of fraction videos in collaboration with my good friend Christina Tondevold (@BuildMathMinds). Each video addresses some of the ways I tackle fractions in an elementary classroom. In the series, I shared some fraction...

Reasoning with Fractions Through the Lens of a 10 Yr Old

Reasoning with Fractions Through the Lens of a 10 Yr Old

My daughter has laid down a marker when it comes to reasoning with fractions. Well, at least in my small world. She’s 10. She won’t read this post for a long time because her mom and I know what she reads on the internet…at least we hope we do. Maybe she’ll never read...

Behind the Scenes: The Creation of a Progression Video

Behind the Scenes: The Creation of a Progression Video

In recent months, I've received a lot of questions asking how I create the progression videos. Here's how it all goes down. Step 1: Research There are so many great resources available for early number concepts but I continually found myself coming back to Clements...

This Week a Webinar. Next Month a Workshop

On Monday night I had the pleasure of presenting the webinar 3 Act Math Tasks: What They Are & Why You Need Them in Your Class.  The webinar was hosted by my good friend Christina Tondevold and focused on the implementation of 3-Act Tasks in the elementary grades....