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Math Workshop Model: 5 Ways it Changed My Instruction

by Jennifer Lempp, April 17th, 2018

Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More is finally out, and I couldn’t be happier!  I’m not sure if anyone ever sets out with aspirations to write a book.  I know that wasn’t the case for me.  I started out simply wanting to support teachers.  For me, math workshop…



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Join us 3/28 for a #MathWorkshopChat

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 26th, 2018

Join @Math_Solutions for our March #MathWorkshopChat on Wednesday, March 28th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.



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Math Workshop Tips: Go Slow to Go Fast

by Jennifer Lempp, March 22nd, 2018

Jennifer Lempp, author of Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More, shares her tips for implementing math workshop in the classroom in her Math Workshop Tips blog series.



Why We Celebrate Pi Day

by Treve Brinkman, Professional Learning Specialist
March 13th, 2018

Also known as March 14th, Pi Day is when mathematicians and math lovers around the world celebrate pi, often approximated to 3.14, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The circle is often the first shape many learn in childhood, and can be observed in nature in pinecones, apples, oranges, the cornea…



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Exploring Fractions: Using Knowledge of 1/2 to find 1/6s

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 25th, 2018

In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, students describe how they found the rods that are 1/6 of the unit interval. What important fraction concept does Marcela’s reasoning support?



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Fractions on a Number Line

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
February 16th, 2018

The fourth graders I’ve been working with had been studying fractions for about a week before I taught this lesson. They were using fraction pieces that they’d each cut for a beginning set of fractions—1 whole, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16. Magnetic versions of their fraction pieces were especially useful for this lesson. (Information about…



Fractions February: Exploring Problems Through Measurement

by Julie McNamara, Math Solutions Author
February 06th, 2018

My eight-year-old neighbor Zoe spent the day with me recently so we decided to do a little baking. The recipe we were using called for ½ cup of sugar and three cups of flour. After using the ½ cup measuring cup to add sugar to the batter, I suggested we use the same measuring cup…



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An Important Teacher Decision: When and When Not to Give the Answer?

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
February 02nd, 2018

The fourth graders I’ve been working with this year have recently been learning about fractions. Last week I began a lesson by drawing two representations on the board (as shown above) and writing a question. I gave the students about five minutes to do a “quick write” to answer the question and explain their thinking.…



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Fractions Fun Book Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 01st, 2018

Fractions are a critical foundation in mathematics, and at Math Solutions, we are dedicated to providing teachers with the tools they need to promote fraction sense in their classrooms. That’s why we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Fractions February! We hope you can join in our fractions celebration! Please share your own favorite fractions resources with us…



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Math Workshop: The Power of Learning Stations

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 30th, 2018

“We need to ensure that every single minute is being used with kids engaged in mathematics.” How can learning stations transform math instruction? Author Jennifer Lempp shares the power of math workshop learning stations in the math class in this video from her book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection,…



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