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Division Strategy: Decomposing the Dividend

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The new Common Core Standards for Math prompted me to create this Decomposing the Dividend Strategy pack for use with students and with parents. I am quickly finding out that Common Core stresses not only arming students with a variety of strategies to solve a problem, but also stresses fostering the use of mental math whenever possible. The Decomposing the… Read more »

Zero the Hero–Working with Multiplication Patterns

I keep plugging along with Common Core math.  It is really quite amazing how different the curriculum is compared to what we had previously taught in 5th grade in our state.  I am, however, finding it much more interesting, engaging and yes, challenging.  I think my students are as well! Yesterday, I created what I am calling a “Zero Can… Read more »