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One day when I was teaching second grade, the math coach suggested that we should do a lesson with the students on square numbers.

*“Are you kidding? These students are only...*

Whenever a student is trying to make sense of a problem I like to ask, “Can you make a picture of it?” Using a tape diagram for math can help children model lots of different...

Think about the problem 13 x 14 for a moment. Does your brain tell you to reach for a piece of paper? A calculator? Do you start solving for partial products in...

When learning multiplication, students are encouraged to use arrays to organize their objects. If you learned math by memorization and without visual models you might be asking, "What is an array...

When I was in school I never learned how to use a ratio table. You might be asking yourself, "What is a ratio table?" I started using them as a teacher and have found them to be such a...