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## Progression Videos: How they’re made

I received quite a few emails asking how I create my progression videos, so I figured I share the process. I wish it was as hard as it appears but it's really not. But like everything else in education it front-end loaded. Starts with the plan.... I use a piece of...

## Subitizing to Foster Multiplicative Thinking

Download the Resource       Learning basic facts through tricks or a mnemonic song leads students down a path of memorization, not understanding.  I previously discussed the idea of conceptual development here.  When students practice their...

## 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...

## Building Automaticity with Base Ten Cards

Download the Resource       A few years ago, I was in need of a resource that would help students build fluency beyond 20 so I created some Base Ten Cards. I've referred to the cards in presentations but I haven't shared them in this space...until now....

## 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

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...

## The Progression of Early Number and Counting

If you're not a pre-k, kindergarten, or 1st-grade teacher, you need to find one and give them a hug after watching this video.  They do the work of an army and many times their work goes unnoticed. There's so much happening in the early years of school, that without...