One of the tools I have found to be most successful for my students is utilizing a structure to analyze story problems. While I understand that some students do not need a prescribed structure, many students do not know how to analyze a problem and create a strategy solution plan of action. Using a ... read more

## Blog Rewind: Use Bulletin Boards to Promote Challenge

A few years ago, I decided to start using the wall space in the hallway to extend the learning space of my classroom. After initially using the space to put up student work for a gallery walk, I began to make learning stations out there as well. This sparked an idea! I could create interactive ... read more

## Blog Rewind: Menus

A few years ago, I began using menus in my classroom to provide my students with an alternative activity for the fast finishers and math station seat work. It turned out to be one of my favorite activities! Using menus meant my students always had something on which to work. In addition, I was ... read more

## Blog Rewind: Journals

Over the years, journaling has been the single most valuable tool for me in the classroom. While it can be time-consuming to assign and grade, the benefits of the task make it worthwhile. Using math journals in the classroom gives me a glimpse into what my students are thinking and where they are in ... read more

## Blog Rewind: After Math/ Book Activities

The very first post of the engaging mathematics series was about something I called, "After Math" and math 'n' literature book activities. Read about how to encourage your students to think about how we use math after class is over and how to support your grade level content and skills with math 'n' ... read more