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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Game Days in 4th & 5th Grade Math

Game Days in 4th & 5th Grade Math

In math we spend every day learning and working. Our units change every few weeks (we are currently studying division). Sometimes students work with a group or a partner, and sometimes they work...

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