A Beginner’s Guide to Math Strategies – Part 1

A Continuum of Math Strategies Math strategies develop along a continuum (see the dashboard above).  We teachers can build students’ mathematical power by recognizing where they are on the strategy continuum, and helping them to move toward the most efficient strategies.The Institute for Mathematics and Education describes three levels of strategies for each operation (read more…

Math Running Records - An assessment to help elementary teachers find out what strategies students are really using to solve math facts

Math Fact Running Record

Today I’m linking up with Miss V’s Busy Bees to talk about assessment! Have you had this experience during math: “Everybody tell me what the answer to the problem is..” “Seventeen!” You think: Wow!  My kids are doing great with solving math facts. Then you go to test them only to find out that some…