# Sorting and grouping

The thing with children is they change so quickly and if you blink, you feel like you missed the moment when a major milestone was achieved. For example, Rory used to say he wanted a hangaber for dinner. Alan and I thought it was adorable, and did nothing to encourage the proper pronunciation of the … Continue reading Sorting and grouping

# Estimation is easy!

Anyone who has had me as a teacher in Grade 6 or 7 has heard me echo, “Estimation is Easy!”...but is it?! Estimation can be a difficult skill to learn because it involves number sense, spatial sense, measurement sense and lots of mental computation. This important skill is often left out of the curriculum, or … Continue reading Estimation is easy!

# Making Math Meaningful with Manipulatives!

If you’re not a teacher, you may not be familiar with the term manipulatives, but you can probably infer what they are. Manipulatives are models that help children think and reflect on new ideas in math. They include resources that allow children to explore, question, guess and check, but more importantly, to play with the … Continue reading Making Math Meaningful with Manipulatives!

# C is not just for cookie!

Although some would argue that I am a cookie monster and thus not able to think outside of the "C is for Cookie" box, I say: have you met my friend Mahsa?! Hee hee. Today I will prove that I can distance myself from cookies long enough to tell you about the 5 C's of mathematical … Continue reading C is not just for cookie!