Bixby Math’s DIY Townhouses

Bixby Math’s DIY Townhouses

I enjoy doing this project most years with my third graders. As I prepare to get it started in the next week or two, I thought it made sense to reissue this blog that I published two years ago. I...

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Pi Day with 4th and 5th Graders

Pi Day with 4th and 5th Graders

Pi Day is a special day in the lives of math students around the world. Just like regular people celebrate Valentine’s Day, July 4th, or National Sandwich Day (Saturday, November 3), math lovers...

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Making a Game of Math

Making a Game of Math

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” This quote attributed to Plato describes something that we all understand: Play keeps us working toward something longer and with...

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So What Are Bixby Tiles?

So What Are Bixby Tiles?

If you haven’t had a chance to play with the Bixby Tiles used in math classrooms around the elementary school, you’re really missing out. They are simple in design, but one of the most powerful math...

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Let’s Build!

Let’s Build!

As students come down the stairs to Bixby’s lower level, they are entering a space especially designed for kids.  There are the lofts, the reading area, ‘the island,’ which houses art supplies, but...

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FlashMaster for Math Facts

FlashMaster for Math Facts

Math facts are a fact of life for math students. Children in the 4th and 5th grades are expected to know the multiplication facts through 12x12 (and the corresponding division facts). Being able to...

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