As you know I’m on my district’s math textbook selection committee and last week we heard from Think Math. The presenter displayed this…and I was like... Man! A number chart that makes sense! I love it! Higher numbers are higher…you don’t go down the chart to find ten more. The numbers are stacked in chunks of ten, the teen numbers are together. When adding ten the students can see it’s basically a vertical jump up..which makes more sense than going down to add ten. Maya Angelou says: “When you know better, you do better”. Thoughts anyone????
In other math news…this year I’ve really been researching the best practices in math instruction. In addition to the other books I’ve shared , I’ve found three new books that have really helped my instruction. They’ve helped me cultivate ways to get my first graders thinking critically about math. They’ve also helped to nurture wonderful classroom conversations around problem solving. Check them out if you have the chance. I hope to be back tomorrow with some freebies for my peeps, and give you a peek at our week. Happy Friday!