# Math Progressions

## Another Great Resource of Ideas about Teaching Multiplication and Division

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## Thinking More about Addition and Subtraction

Here are some great examples! What type of communication do you send home to your parents about the new common core? Has your school made a parent handbook to explain the new algorithms and strategies?

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## Great Problem Solving Resources: Use in Guided Math Groups and Math Workstations

Here is a great website! There are tons of problem solving resources using the CGI framework, which is the designated CCSS math problem solving framework. There are tons of other great math resources on this site as well.

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## Volume: 5th Grade CCSS Critical Area

Here are some great resource to teach volume. I We have to try and use a variety of ways to teach volume so that the students get it. Think of at least 5 different ways to approach it using the theory of Multiple Intelligences. Remember that volume is a 5^{th} grade critical area.

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## Composing and Decomposing Number Activities

Here are some great ideas (scroll down to the middle of the page)! Several ideas are listed that are hand-on, engaging and standards-based.

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## Place Value Unit

An out of this world place value unit by NASA!

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## Be a Math Ninja: Practice the facts in centers and guided math groups

Here is a great way to get your students excited about learning math facts. We should emphasize composing and decomposing numbers, flexibility and confidence. Here is a school that is doing just that!

I would have the students working with each other to get **efficient and fast**. They are only really competing against themselves but practicing individually, in partners and in groups. I would also have them do some practice at their level with me in guided math groups. Remember that the CCSS has **3 levels** of efficiency (see the math progressions operations and algebraic thinking p.6)

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## Common Core Math Progressions: Detailed Guided Math and Center Activities

The Common Core folks have put up Math Progressions, which describe each domain in detail. They only have progressions up for Operations and Algebraic Thinking and Place Value right now. There are pictures, diagrams and lots of good information. This is a must read for everybody!

Operations and Algebraic Thinking Progressions

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