Have you noticed the unbelievable number of free tutorials on the internet? These could be used to help kids write better expository "works". Read about this idea here!

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Hello parents and teachers! Are you falling for fall yet? Here's something to get your "autumn on". Easy fall leaf art that looks beautiful in the home or classroom. Can be done by kids and adultds. Great bulletin board. See sample and website address. FREE 

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A good little article on how some children may have to be "taught" how to play with toys.

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The only props you need for these classroom games are brains!

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Here's the latest addition to the Math Tip Monday series! Join me and many others to find some great ideas and advice on teaching measurement. Read my post here, then to see others, go to:

http://new.inlinkz.com/view.php?id=547553

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Therapuetic coloring is "in" right now. The pictures to color are usually for adults...but now I've made them for children. My pictures have a valentine theme. As a matter of fact, they are hearts that are filled with beautiful designs for you and your children to color. Help yourself to this freebie. If you would like more, go to https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hearts-A-Flutter-Valentine-Cards-Coloring-for-Calm-2381123

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Posted by Margo Gentile on Mar 13, 2015 under

Simple flowchart of information encoding to storage in long term memory.

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Traditional math is much more than rote learning.....read about its benefits and successes.

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Please give me some help with interpreting the "Scope and Sequence Chart" in the Teacher's Manual for Grade 3.

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Scaffolding is an excellent tool to use in reading as well as in math. The Color Coded Multiplication program uses a lot of scaffolding to help solidify memories of the multiplication facts. Color Cues, visual aids, whole-part-whole, riddles with clues are some scaffolds used, to name a few. Even our games are scaffolded! Scaffolds are eventually removed to help the progression of learning.

Included in this post is a great article about scaffolding once published in Edutopia.

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Color is the CCM's "secret weapon". Read more about how color helps one to memorize the multiplication facts.

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Students who had the basic math facts memorized did better on the PSAT's than those who did not have the basic math facts memorized. We need to give more attention to teaching these. Balance out math programs with BOTH conceptual and foundational skills.

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Not having automaticity in recalling basic math facts could be a real obstacle in solving fraction problems or higher math problems. Try these excercises that are set up in a unique way so that you may experience problem solving without this foundational knowledge. Adults and children are invited to participate.It's pretty eye-opening!

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Don't waste old newspapers that can be used as perfect painting sheets.

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What is truly the predicament of today's math? See if you can figure out the puzzle.

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Here's how to help children reach their maximum potential in math. Teach a balanced program using the most effective traditional and reform practices. The "best of both worlds" will enable children to develop fundamental and procedural skills as well as inquiry based thinking and number sense.

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View this video for a demonstration of basic math done with traditional algorithms and with "new, progressive" strategies. Take a close look at the way math is being taught in many schools today. You'll understand why their math homework seems "foreign" to you. At least you will be able to take the mystery out of some of the math homework!

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