November 21, 2019

Silent Teaching

Silent teaching is a teaching-without-talking technique in which a teacher uses examples instead of words to involve children.
November 21, 2019

Hundreds Chart and the Number Line Hotel

Hundreds chart A hundreds chart in which “higher numbers” are higher, and “the 30s” are all on the same row. Unlike the number line, which is […]
December 3, 2019

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and subtraction of whole numbers can be developed together, systematically, starting with recognition of quantities and combinations of quantities, the 10-based structure of the language […]
December 3, 2019

Puzzles: Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles are used as basic exercises not only in mathematics but in law. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is full of logical puzzles, and […]
December 3, 2019

Mental Math

Mental Math exercises are lively, brief, highly focused, and daily. They are strategically selected to build students’ mental math skills quickly increase their capacity to hold […]
January 10, 2020

Using Examples in Teaching

Often enough, elementary school children will identify these figures as “triangles” even though they can say that triangles have three sides. Why? Partly because children (and, […]
February 7, 2020

Classroom Stories: Building on Strengths

Teachers are often encouraged, sometimes compelled, to pre-assess students and then focus on their weaknesses. After all, what’s teaching if not helping a child move from weakness to strength? But this story is about a different approach: recognizing and using strengths that are camouflaged by apparent weakness or hidden behind real weakness.