tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post1681021287406859304..comments2017-05-20T23:48:54.892-04:00Comments on The Elementary Math Maniac: Memorizing Facts Versus Knowing Facts From MemoryTheElementary MathManiacnoreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-82848241681692700022016-07-27T06:43:18.914-04:002016-07-27T06:43:18.914-04:00Math running records is on my to read list! I hav...Math running records is on my to read list! I have 12 books awaiting my attention that I hope to read before summer is over! TheElementary MathManiachttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-21022292677556646972016-07-27T06:42:23.956-04:002016-07-27T06:42:23.956-04:00This video is worth a million words! This video is worth a million words! TheElementary MathManiachttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-38486132374429337112016-07-13T05:39:07.005-04:002016-07-13T05:39:07.005-04:00The video was too helpful for me to understand the...The video was too helpful for me to understand the facts for teaching. Thank you for sharing it. Leesa Johnsonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18256375389278509256noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-38926983202335804672016-06-22T14:27:24.100-04:002016-06-22T14:27:24.100-04:00I entirely agree, Tara! I think teaching math fac...I entirely agree, Tara! I think teaching math facts using strategies is the key to providing the foundation of conceptual understanding of the operations which will then be applied later on in their math journey. The idea of teaching 8 + 5 by taking 2 from the 5 to make 10 with the 8 and then adding the remaining 3 to get 13 is applied when we add fractions like 4/5 + 3/5. Rather than having to remember to add numerators but not denominators and then have a fraction that has more on top than the bottom, we can just take 1/5 from the 3/5 to make a whole and add the additional 2/5. It just makes so much more sense! Have you heard of Dr. Nicki Newton and her new book (coming out today) Math Running Records? I've been implementing them in both my K-2 and 3-5 schools for all operations and it is changing everything! I'm able to educate teachers and assistants on what to look for with early numeracy strategies like counting all vs counting on and so on. I has allowed me to zoom in for each student exactly what I need to do to further them on their math journey. Magical!!Ann Elisehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04157564126954310744noreply@blogger.com