March 15, 2016
This second grader demonstrates an interesting choice for a mathematical model by graphing.
Diane Briars describes math tasks as "the vehicles for mathematical learning." It is important that tasks require reasoning and problem solving strategies.
Singapore math emphasizes problem solving and concept mastery over rote memorization and quick computation. This type of learning strategy allows students to be more flexible with their mathematical thinking.
This second grader extends a shape pattern to ordinal numbers.
A story about bears moving in and out of a cave provides an opportunity for math thinking.
A child composes a 6-pointed star shape using pattern blocks in multiple ways.