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The area model is a powerful visual tool for organizing multi-digit multiplication. It is build on the premise that the area of a rectangle is the length of the rectangle times the width. Thus, when...

Just like no two humans are alike, different students struggle at different points along the path. However, if google searchers are to be believed, fourth grade seems to be a common sticking point...

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) include eight “Mathematical Practices” that teachers and students are encouraged to use throughout their mathematical lives. These are different from the...

This post was originally published on mathteacherbarbie.com. If you are reading this elsewhere, you are reading a stolen version. The problem with word problems Word problems in math class tend...

I recently asked teachers what parents do that undermines their efforts to teach children math. Two main themes emerged: The dangers of math shortcuts and the language of negative mindsets. This post...

Those of us in school before the 2010s likely call it carrying the one. Those in school since then probably call it regrouping. Either way, Carrying the one is the process of taking ten units,...