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Adding Meaning to Word Problems

The focus of this article in the November 2021 issue of Mathematics Teacher, Melissa Gallagher, Laura Ellis, and Travis Weiland show how teachers can make boring word problems into meaningful mathematical experiences for their students.
Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction vs. Inquiry Based – Which is the Better Approach?

There is no shortage of disputes in mathematics education. Lively discussions and arguments over what works with our students and what doesn’t is the backbone…

Bar Modeling – Introduction, History, and Theoretical Underpinnings

What Are Bar Models? Strip Diagrams, Tape Diagrams, Tape Models and others, are all names for the same thing – Bar Models. But as a…
How Much Homework

How Much Homework? Using “Take & Play” to Connect Literature and Math in the Early Grades

What’s the most recent and common question from parents & teachers of K-2 age students that I get when giving my Teaching Math using Children’s…

Student Journal Examples

Hello Teachers! We often get requests from teachers during our workshops to see examples of student journal entries at the various grade levels. We put…

Number Bonds – Critical Connections and a Student Introduction

I was asked to teach a demonstration lesson for a handful of teachers last November. It was a class of first-graders, and they had already…
Brief History DSingapore Mathematics

A Brief History of Singapore Mathematics

A Significant Start The relevant history to Singapore Mathematics begins in 1965. Prior to 1965 Singapore was a part of Malaysia and was a country…
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iPad Apps Dr. Yeap Ban Har Uses

  At every one of our conferences, without fail, we’re asked to share the apps we use during our workshops and in our classrooms. Below…