# Year: 2018

15 Nov

## Word Problem Wednesday – Farmer Fred

This month’s Word Problem Wednesday problem comes from Math in Focus Grade 3. Farmer Fred makes 4 quarts of orange juice on Monday. He makes 2 quarts more orange juice on Tuesday than on Monday. He makes 2 more quarts […]

23 Oct

## We’re Heading West!

Catch Cassy and Beth at the California Mathematics Council – South Annual Conference in Palm Springs Math Champions is happy to be returning to Palm Springs on November 2nd and 3rd to work with educators from Southern California. Cassy and […]

12 Oct

## Ask the Experts: What’s the best way to organize my math manipulatives?

The answer to this question is complicated. So much of how to organize materials is dependent upon personal preference with procedures and arrangement within your classroom. One thing that I can say is true in all cases is that they […]

9 Oct

## Events Recap – Jumpstart your Singapore Math® 2018

We were thrilled to welcome teachers, coaches, specialists and administrators from 18 states to our Jumpstart your Singapore Math® Instruction workshops this summer. We are so very grateful that you took time from your summer to join us….And we are delighted […]

5 Oct

## Ask the Experts: What manipulatives do you suggest for my grade level?

Singapore Mathematics instruction – or, really, just good math instruction – will have students working through three phases of learning, referred to as the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach. In order to teach following this approach, you need to start at the concrete […]

21 Sep

## Word Problem Wednesday – Jason and Louis

This month’s Word Problem Wednesday problem comes from Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems 3. Jason and Louis picked up a total of 30 cans. For every 2 cans that Jason picked up, Louis picked up 3 cans. How many cans did […]

16 Aug

## Word Problem Wednesday – Laiza’s Dress

This month’s problem comes from Dimensions Math 6A and highlights the unitary method of solving problems: Laiza spent 38% of her money on a dress and the rest on a purse. If she spent \$114 on the dress, how much […]

12 Jul

## Word Problem Wednesday – Pei Ling, Zandy, and Sulaiman

This month’s problem comes from the website TestPapersFree.com, which provides past copies of continual and semestral assessments from Singapore Primary Schools. This is a great resource if you’re looking to see questions directly from Singapore classrooms. This problem is from […]

12 Jul

## Word Problem Wednesday – Rulers and Bread

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we’re going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. This problem popped up in my Medium feed last month: Algebraic expressions — the return! Guess the Misconception author Craig Barton noted that […]

3 May

## Word Problem Wednesday – Alice, Betty, & Cassie

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we’re going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. Our problem this month comes courtesy of a 5th grade teacher who was excited that for the first time, her students […]

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