Ideas and Strategies for Engaging Math Classrooms

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


  • Is Differentiating Math Instruction Really that Scary?

    Differentiation. There I said it. It’s a popular word in education these days. “Are you differentiating to meet the needs of all your learners?” “How are you differentiating for this student?” “Did you differentiate this lesson?” If you’ve been hiding from the differentiation police… then today’s the day that we demystify differentiation. Differentiation is the…

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  • “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.View post to subscribe to site…

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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…

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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…

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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.View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

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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! ✅ View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

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