# Blog

## One-Step Equation Soup

When students first start learning equation solving, you want them to get a feeling for how to balance equations by using opposite operations. For example, in one-step equations if the original operation is addition, you’ll use subtraction to solve the equation. Write the following operations and numbers

## Let’s Go Shopping

Part 1 Get some simple toys or plastic objects and create some post-it price tags for them. For example, for the toy giraffe you could write the label as (g) = \$.50 and for the toy boat you could use (b) = \$.30. At this point, they

## My Class is Gifted in Multiplication

Multiplication Illustrated in 4 Ways: Comment below and share how you like teaching (illustrating, modeling…) multiplication with your students. Bronwyn Stewart – “We use a ‘Thinkboard’ similar to the one in the post. I teach Year 2 and we fold our paper like in the pic (from

Solving quadratic equations is difficult for students but before they even start they must understand the underpinnings of factoring. A graphic organizer can help them to try different factor pairs and keep their work clear and meaningful. Here’s an example of how to use a chart or

## Would you try this with your students?

I asked over on my Facebook page (Here, Here & again Here) if anyone would try this method with their students, and the responses were very interesting. I’ve included some of the comments below. I would love to hear what you think, leave a comment on this

After students have been solving equations in algebra for a while, they may get lulled into thinking that all equations have a single solution. Of course, this is not the case. Begin this activity by asking them a simple question. Do they think it’s possible to write

## Madeline Hunter’s 8-Step Lesson Plan Format

Madeline Hunter’s 8-Step Lesson Plan Format Over the past twenty years, teachers have been following the teachings of Dr. Madeline Hunter based on her belief that in order to be effective a teacher must plan a lesson according to a certain methodology. This methodology required a lesson

## Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler

“If we believe that we can learn, and that mistakes are valuable, our brains grow to a greater extent when we make a mistake.” – Jo Boaler “The game is played by partners. Each child has a blank 100 grid. The first partner rolls two number dice.

## Memorizers are the lowest achievers in Math Class

I asked on my Facebook page what people thought of this article “Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises”. Here are some of the comments so far: Deborah Shalibo Skroch Certain “building blocks” like multiplication tables must be internalized. That is the big