Looking to grow and learn as a math educator? Check out my favorite math professional development books to learn research-based strategies and set yourself & students up for success. One of my favorite ways to spend my summer break is by reading math professional development books about the best teaching strategies and research-based practices. You're probably thinking, "Seriously?! That's how you like to spend your summer??" Well, I am a Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: Notice Math Patterns & Structure

Mathematics is the science of patterns. Encourage your students to look for and make sense of math patterns & structure in order to deepen understanding and retain what they learn. Welcome back to my series on the Standards for Mathematical Practice! I have enjoyed reading and thinking through different ways we can foster these habits in our classrooms and encourage kids to think deeply about math. *Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: Talk About Math & Justify Thinking

Teach your kids to talk about math and justify math thinking as they explore and grow as mathematicians. Use these tips and free resources to get started! Today I am continuing my series on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The goal of this series is to help our students build strong math habits so they can be thinkers and problem solvers. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: How to Persevere in Problem Solving

Help grow your students into strong math thinkers who are able to persevere in problem solving using the tips included here. Plus, grab a free printable poster set for your classroom! Today is the start of a short series here that I'm calling, "Build Math Habits." Although we certainly want to teach the math content and cover all the necessary skills, there are other aspects of our math teaching to consider, not in addition to the content, but Keep Reading...

## 3 Types of Math Errors and How to Prevent Them

When you are learning a new skill, do you do it perfectly the very first time? Do you know all the answers before you even begin? Of course not! The same is true of math. Learning math requires practice, and making mistakes is part of the process. But as I've shared before, making mistakes in math is a good thing, and can help kids learn and understand more deeply. Today I want to dive a little deeper, because all mistakes are not equal. There Keep Reading...

## 5 Simple Ways to Teach with Math Story Books

Making math fun and engaging doesn't need to be hard or scary. One of the best ways to draw kids in, get them engaged and excited and teach or reinforce concepts is to teach with math story books. Engaging stories can pique kids' interest, build on their prior knowledge and help them form meaningful connections. Starting next week, I will be sharing a series of book lists for teaching and exploring various math concepts. But before we get into Keep Reading...