## The Box or Area Method: an alternative to traditional long division

Long division is often considered one of the most challenging topics to teach. Luckily, there are strategies that we can…

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January 11, 2018

Long division is often considered one of the most challenging topics to teach. Luckily, there are strategies that we can…

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Multiplication facts can be difficult to learn, and difficult to teach. Luckily, there are strategies that we can use…

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We hear a lot these days about growth mindset. We see it all around us on anchor charts, posters,…

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Are you looking for a student-managed way to spiral your math curriculum and ensure that review happens all year long?…

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Is strategic teaching one of your goals this year? Does it feel like no matter how much you focus…

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If you find it hard to teach the basic multiplication facts, you are certainly not alone. There are a few…

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The 12’s multiplication facts are the last set that I teach. This is because I want students to have strategies…

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I like to teach the 11’s multiplication facts early on. This is because the 11’s facts from 0-9 are very…

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The 10’s multiplication facts are typically an easy set of facts to learn. Before teaching the usual trick for the…

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Ohhhhhh, the 9’s facts. My favorite set of facts. People often are surprised when I tell them that the 9’s…

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The 6’s, 7’s, and 8’s are typically some of the most difficult multiplication facts to learn. However, there is good…

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