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    Motivating Math Activities

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    Looking for exciting activities to engage your students in math? Pat Verhoeven shares a few hands-on, collaborative mathematics activities that are sure to be a hit with students and parents!

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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 7

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    This week's chapter focuses on one-on-one time with you and your kiddos. Conferring with your students is a wonderful opportunity to build build a partnership with them and learn about their math understanding and misconceptions. Initially, my thoughts...
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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 8

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    Chapter 8 was all about assessments and the importance of them in Guided Math. There are many types of formative assessments, all of which lead teachers to a better understanding of where their students are along the path to mastery. When we talk about...
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    Crash Course - A Must-Read, Life-Changing Book for Everyone

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    Quick reflective look inside Kim Bearden's new book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, and how you can get a copy for yourself to read.

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  • Teacher Stories blog

    A High School Teacher that Isn't Afraid of Twitter

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    Nervous about using Twitter in your classroom? Don't be, high school teacher Chelsea Geraci-Milliorn is doing it and shares how you can too!

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    The Scientific Method

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    Tips for introducing the scientific method to students at the beginning of the year.

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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 6

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    This week chapter 6 focused on math workshops- what they are and how to run them effectively. I wasn't quite sure what a "math workshop" was, so I was intrigued to get started on this chapter. What I found was a pleasant surprise-- I've...
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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 5

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    " We want to have time to work with our struggling students and to scaffold their learning. We want to challenge those students who demonstrate their understanding quickly and are ready to move on. We want each and every student to feel challenged...
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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 4

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    Chapter 4 was an easy read and is something that all of us are familiar with- Whole class instruction. What I've come to love about this book is that it isn't focusing JUST on small groups- it's really addressing the whole math class, from...
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    Guided Math Book Study- Chapter 3

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    I'm really excited about chapter 3, as I've spent a TON of time this past school year researching the importance of and various routines of math warm ups. I'll start by stating that math warm ups- or my definition and opinion anyways- has...
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