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Math tools and strategies for today's standards...that lay the foundation for tomorrow!Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:44:07 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.com/Comment on Word problems with addition and subtraction are easy, right? by Why I Love Tape Diagrams | Record Breaking Math!
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:44:07 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=420#comment-10[…] This year, our school has chosen to work on addition and subtraction word problem types in our grades 3-5. You may think that it seems strange to work on add/sub in the upper grades, but I assure you it is quite a complicated endeavor. Read my previous post on the various problem types here: Word problems with addition and subtraction are easy, right? […]

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 03:56:44 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=306#comment-8Love your blog post on Front Row, I use this also in my classroom and encourage others to use this amazing app. I think it is terrific that you have included the pre-teachers in on this too! You have a new follower.

]]>Comment on My Favorite Activity – Number Talks! by aerecord
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 02:44:45 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=246#comment-6One great way to start number talks is to use dot patterns. Try this…. make a row of two dots, then a row of three dots beneath it, and then a row of two dots for a bottom row trying to center the rows. Then, ask the students (doesn’t matter what age level – even adults) to figure out how many are there trying not to count them all. You will be amazed at the responses! Everyone sees it differently! Yet, they all end up with the same number of dots. Beautiful way to start the journey. I find that older students – grades 3-5 – haven’t really developed addition or subtraction strategies so when I put a problem on the board they do the algorithm in their head. That can work with smaller numbers, but at some point our brains can’t handle all those steps. Yet, if you think strategically it can be simpler. You can try 99 + 16. Most people would line them up in their minds and add the 9 + 6, regroup the 1, etc. Yet, if we just take away 1 from the 16, we can rename the problem to 100 + 15 which is so much simpler! And more efficient, too! One more example, if you give 82-58 to adults, they will try to think of the algorithm but there are SO many more ways to think of it! My favorite is since the distance is the same whether we add or subtract the same amount from each, I can think of it as adding two to both – so 84-60….24. So much easier! I never showed the videos to my students…only my college students who are preservice teachers. It is definitely a journey. Just a few minutes a day..but over time the students become more flexible and it is awesome!

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 02:15:28 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=246#comment-5I’ve heard about number talks but never actual bit the bullet to do it. I’m curious how you introduced it into your classroom. When you introduced it, did students just jump right in? Did you have them watch the DVDs you mention and show an example?

]]>Comment on Double Double Double! by Pam Wilson
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:06:51 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=106#comment-4providing opportunities for students to build on their prior knowledge and helping them become comfortable and confident in seeing numbers in several different forms will build a strong foundation for future concepts. thanks for sharing!

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 01:05:02 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=106#comment-3Nice work on the blog post with pictures and detailed info. Also, thanks for sharing the lesson.

]]>Comment on Setting the foundation! by primemathblog
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:26:21 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=25#comment-2So excited to find another elementary math coach just starting to blog! I’ll definitely be reading along as you post. 🙂
-Sarah

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:25:02 +0000http://aerecord.wordpress.com/?p=106#comment-1Great work! I love that you can already see the foundation being put into place for future math classes. Also, talk about building confidence! That’s awesome that the kids were proud of themselves.