Posts tagged as: mental math

A Mental Math Lesson

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 25th, 2017

I taught this mental math lesson to a class of fourth graders. I chose an addition problem—99 + 17—for the students to solve mentally, purposely selecting a problem that would be accessible to the students. Also, I knew that the problem could be solved in different ways. I planned to elicit from the students strategies for figuring out the sum of 116 and then to show video clips of other students solving the same problem. After watching each video clip, we’d analyze how the student reasoned and then check back to see if anyone in our class used the same strategy.

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How a Former English Teacher Discovered Her Inner Math Child at NCTM

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 05th, 2016

By Christine Condon I was never good at math. Language Arts was where I excelled. It started with my first short story in sixth grade that Mrs. Westra read aloud to the class. I was hooked on writing after that. What I wasn’t hooked on was math. I would say things like, “I’m not a…

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