Archive for August 26th, 2010

Decimal Squares in Guided Math Groups

Posted on August 26, 2010. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, Guided math, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , |


Decimals is a tough concept for many of our students.  It is so important that we spend some time building conceptual understanding and problem solving as well as the procedural fluency.  I think a great way to start is based on the work of Dr. Bennett from the University of New Hampshire (http://www.decimalsquares.com/).  Decimal squares is a way for students to visualize what they are talking about and to develop conceptual understanding.

http://tinyurl.com/decimallc

tinyurl.com/decimalpowerpoint
tinyurl.com/mathwire

tinyurl.com/decimalsq  (look for decimal squares)

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Guided Math Contest Winners!

Posted on August 26, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |


We have 3 winners: Nicole, Heather, and Sharon!  I will be emailing you about your book requests and mailing your books this week!  Thank you to everyone and please keep commenting.  We will be doing a Manipulatives Raffle in September!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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