Number Talks – Elementary Number Strings by Strategy
Estimation 180 – Building Number Sense One Day at a Time!
Need for combining like-terms – blog post from Dan Meyer with a link to Annie Forest’s blog post providing a humorous context for students to see the need for combining like-terms. Both well worth the time to read and try with students!
Keepvid – download youtube, vimeo, and other videos to use in class (after vetting them, of course!)
Jo Boaler – Stanford University Professor and Math Ed. Researcher. Lots of great research based resources located on her website: https://www.youcubed.org/
- Brain research and its implications in math classrooms – great stuff here and all over this site.
Conceptually Teaching Percent – I thought of this after the fact, but it’s worth the time.
- For percent problems start with these tools for students to make sense.
- Play this game for practice.
- Use number lines as another model before teaching any procedures.