Math TIME: Rotations At Their Pace

February 21, 2016 5 Comments

I have attempted to get math rotations going in my 5th grade class for years now. I tried different acronyms and setups, but I could never remain committed to them. It all felt too rushed…the students would settle into an activity and then it would be time to move on again. Those who needed more time had to…

Print, Solve, & Explain: Equivalent Fractions

February 23, 2014 No Comments

One of my main goals this year has been to really get my 5th graders writing about their mathematical thinking. How can they explain a certain math concept? What strategies do they use to solve a problem? How can they show something to be true mathematically? I knew I wanted my students to write about their thinking in…


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