Ideas and Strategies for Engaging Math Classrooms

Stories and strategies to help make math classrooms fun and effective learning spaces!


  • “Miss, is this right?”

    If I had a dollar for every time a student asked me “Miss, is this right?”… How do we help to address this need for feedback without running ourselves ragged? I came up with a few different strategies this year but the key was enforcing the. Let’s get into them.

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  • First Day Student Names

    Ever know someone who just can’t seem to remember your name? Maybe they call you by the wrong name or maybe they mispronounce your name all the time? Doesn’t feel good, does it? I didn’t want that for the students in my class. It was important, and respectful to get to know their names as fast as possible.

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  • Flexible Grouping Strategies

    I started hearing the term “flexible grouping” a few years ago. It was a new concept for me, since I had been taught to group heterogeneously and pull out as needed. I certainly changed up my groups often and switched from groups of 3 to 4 to 6 to 2 as I thought best fit my lesson. Did this mean I was utilizing flexible grouping? Not quite.

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  • Building Relationships with Parents and Stakeholders

    Parents want to be involved. These strategies can help you to harness the power of families by giving them ways to support their students.

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  • Welcome Activities for the New School Year!

    Fun, engaging, welcoming and insightful activities for the first day of school! Your planning is done! ✅

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  • Classroom Routines

    As we look forward to a new school year, now is the time to consider classroom rituals and routines. How do you want your classroom to run next year? What should kids do when they get to your class? How do you expect them to hand in work? What should they do when they have questions or need supplies? Now is the time to visualize the classroom environment you’d like to see next year, and plan for it!

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