The next portion of my Fraction Unit involves equivalent fractions. As students develop their fraction number sense, they typically come to the realization that some same-size fractions have different names. This gives a natural transition to teaching equivalent

## Fractions on a Number Line

This post highlights four of my favorite lessons for teaching fractions on a number line. These are lessons I use with my fourth grade students. When I was teaching third grade, I used very similar lessons and incorporated a bit more practice. You can read more about third grade

## Lessons for Teaching Fraction Concepts (in person and digitally)

In this post I've shared some of my favorite lessons for teaching fraction concepts (face-to-face and digitally). These lessons are designed to introduce fractions in a conceptual and meaningful way that doesn't overly rely on rules or procedures.
Most of these lessons can be

## Teaching Multi-Digit Multiplication

Teaching multi-digit multiplication is a major component of fourth grade math. Before teaching this unit there are many concepts that are essential for student success. You can read more about those lessons here. You can think of those lessons as transitional lessons that aren't

## Lessons to Teach BEFORE Introducing Multi-Digit Multiplication

Most curriculums and textbooks make a lot of assumptions. That's especially true in math. For instance, in fourth grade, students jump right in to multiplying a 4-digit number by a one-digit whole number and then multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Years of experience

## Multiplication as a Comparison

Teaching multiplication as a comparison is the second portion of my multiplication unit. I begin the unit by teaching factors and multiples which you can read about here. You can certainly switch the lessons around and begin with multiplication as a comparison,

## Teaching Factors and Multiples

I have decided that teaching factors and multiples is not for the faint of heart. In fact, I think it is one of the most challenging concept I teach.
However, we can't skip those lessons. Hopefully as we teach factors and multiples, students will develop more efficient

## Introducing Multiplication

Introducing multiplication is one of the most important parts of third grade math. This sets the stage for almost all other math concepts, and it is critical that students develop a deep and authentic understanding of multiplication.
One easy mistake to make is to rush right

## 5 Mistakes I Made Teaching Math

You'll never see me pretend to be the perfect teacher or to act as if I have it all figured out. Typically, anyone who alludes to those claims isn't actually teaching! You also won't see me assert that there is only one right way to teach. I can't pretend to know the needs of

## 5 Ways to Increase Engagement in Math

I still remember ever so lightly writing “I hate math” on my math textbook. In pencil. Naturally, I immediately erased it, but the feeling didn’t change. I wasn’t bad at math. But, it was boring and pointless to me. In fact, when I started teaching, math was my least favorite

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