Category Archives: organization

Day 47: Status Update

Ignoring your inner voice is usually a bad idea. It was the driving force behind the aggravation and frustration I experienced last week. So with renewed enthusiasm and commitment, I reinstated math stations and small group instruction. One of the … Continue reading

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Day 18: Getting Organized

I absolutely love my black canvas bag with its hot pink “Twitter Math Camp 2013” logo. It has become my nerdy trademark at school, which I’m super-proud of. Surprisingly sturdy, this expansive tote has ample room for a very large … Continue reading

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Day 15: Number Talks: Student Sample

Based on our recent number talks, I asked my students to demonstrate how to calculate products by breaking factors into smaller factors. The student samples showed mastery of this particular mental math strategy. Aside from flexibility with the factors, the … Continue reading

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Day 7: Organization and Study Skills

Middle school is a big transition for many students. The daily schedule includes nine different periods. That’s nine different teachers, nine different sets of books and supplies, and nine different sets of expectations. There is more homework assignments, projects, tests, … Continue reading

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