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How to Integrate Algebra with Elementary Students: Equality, Equations, and Discourse

How do you teach algebra in elementary school? Why would you? If you think of algebra as the class you took in high school and not a critical, intertwined component of mathematics, you might wonder why I’m talking about introducing algebra with elementary students. As with all things, the work we do in the elementary years lays the foundation for students’ algebra work later. Key components of our elementary math instruction build algebraic thinking in

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Multiplication and Division Word Problem Types

Word problems can be such a struggle. Especially in grades 3rd and up when students have to work through all of the operations and multi-step word problems. Students often struggle to identify the operation presented, or miss part of the steps needed to solve. Explicitly teaching word problem types can help our students recognize the operations in context. The Common Core State Standards lay out the different multiplication & division word problem types that students

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Build Oral Language Skills with a Morning Meeting Question of the Day

Oral language is an often forgotten about aspect of our classrooms. Students cannot write what they cannot say. We build strong readers and writers through our oral language work. Dialogues about learning, classroom systems such as think-pair-share, and routines for talking in complete sentences all help students develop the oral language skills they need. At the same time, morning meeting is a routine central to our classroom community. It’s a time to get to know one

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3 Free Multiplication Games to Build Fact Fluency

Learning multiplication facts comes through repetitive exposure. My favorite way to build my students’ multiplication fact mastery is through playing games. When they’re playing, they stay engaged which helps them learn both their own facts and those of their partner. Games allow them to practice their facts without really even feeling like they are. Some facts students will know, and others they’ll have to use strategies to solve and find. Each of these games works

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How to Write a Terrific Teacher Resume: Tips & Editable Teacher Resume Templates

Whether you’re student teaching and writing your first teacher resume with no experience, or if you’re a veteran teacher looking to update your resume as you look for new jobs, crafting the ideal resume isn’t easy. From ensuring everything fits nicely on the page, to making sure you remember to include everything you need, it can be stressful and a big task. Your resume is the first thing a principal sees. It can help you

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