Displaying all posts with the tag
Math

I can vividly remember the spring of my first year teaching. A very well-intended colleague put a stack of review packets into my mailbox since testing season was just a few weeks away! Sweet!!! I flipped through the pages with confidence and satisfaction as I thought to myself, “My kids know all of this!” Well, so I had thought…

I wish I had a time machine. I would go back and change some of my routines I did in my classroom. Without a doubt, I would modify the way I taught and assessed math fluency. I was an advocate of timed tests and rote learning of math facts. I sat in parent conferences and defended my stance on…