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## Why The Unit Of Measure Matters

In an extension from the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Task, I had used the language “1 one-sixth cups of sugar” for the amount of sugar in each package of Peanut Butter Cups. While my intention was to explicitly use some of the research Cathy Bruce et al provide around...

## Make Room for Spatial Reasoning

MAKE ROOM FOR SPATIAL REASONING One afternoon, as I was visiting a friend of mine, his 2 year old daughter came out of her room with six stuffed dogs and set them all down in a row. She went back into her room and came out with a stack of bowls which she proceeded to...

## Counting With Your Eyes: Subitizing

Have you ever looked at a group of items and just knew how many there were without actually counting? This ability to “see” how many items are in a group without counting is called subitizing. The ability to subitize is an important part of developing a...

## Lower the Floor in Math Class

Making Math More Accessible Through Concrete Manipulatives and Visuals What comes to mind when you think back to learning math in school? It would seem that most people I ask typically respond with a negative or neutral response and very few with something positive....

## Counting With Your Eyes: Subitizing

For some, collecting like terms and simplifying expressions isn’t too hard a task. For others, it can be quite difficult if they are depending on memorizing the rules without any real context to go along with it. Students may be asking questions similar to these...

## The Progression of Division

Division From Fair Sharing to Long Division and Beyond Over the past school year, I have had an opportunity to work with a great number of K to 8 teachers in my district with a focus on number sense and numeration. As a secondary math teacher turned K-12 math...