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Third-grader's math assignment reignites debate over Common Core standards

In the latest national debate over Common Core math standards, 5 x 3 = controversy.<p>A third-grader's homework assignment that went viral after it was posted online by a parent has reignited questions about Common Core thanks to a teacher's response to the student's answer to the question, "What's …

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong

Viral Math Problem Explained<p>A lot of you have been asking about WHY this viral math problem is marked incorrect. And that’s a great question! <i>It seems</i> …

Math Monday: Estimate 180

Last week, my colleague Kami Wenning and our math coach, McKenzie Zimmerman conducted an informal morning PD session on the site Estimate 180. Kami …

Fall Math Crossword Puzzles

New week new <b>printable for kids</b>!<p>This time we are taking on math in a unique and fun way by solving the <b>fall math crossword puzzles.</b><p>Fall Math Crossword …

Montessori Mathematics

Teaching Kindergarten Math : Teaching Kids to Count Dots when Adding

Teaching Kindergarten Math : How to Tell Kids Addition Stories

Montessori Monday - DIY Montessori Teen and Ten Boards

For Montessori homeschools, many of the traditional Montessori materials work well as DIY materials. To save money, many Montessori homeschoolers …

Beyond Recess: How to Explore the Forest as a Kindergarten Class

Public school teachers take students to the forest once a week for a natural educational experience.<br>[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Teaching kids about money is child’s play

"You have to pay for that!," yelled my three-year-old while pointing at the groceries in my shopping cart. You'd think stepping out of the checkout line to grab a forgotten tub of ice cream would have thrilled my daughter.<p>But rather than scream for ice cream, the kid called for my arrest. The …

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