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The Math Learning Center Blog

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Meet Amanda Angel What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I teach fourth grade math (we are departmentalized in fourth and fifth grade at The Bright School). I teach two on-level math blocks and one advanced math block, which is project based and called Math Academy. I also try to lead the charge school-wide to encourage fun math events and family involvement in math at all levels, as...
Amber Cooper, Content Marketing
It’s spring! The sun is shining, plants are growing, and frogs and bugs abound. At The Math Learning Center, we’ve created some fun activities with springtime themes to help get your math blooming! Like February’s popular Share the Math Love celebration, each of the following activities includes the Share Your Work feature. You can send students a link or code to access the activity, and students...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development
Meet Alicia Moorefield What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? Grade 3 math and content teacher (science, social studies and health). What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? Baltimore County Public Schools—Honeygo Elementary in Perry Hall, Maryland. Who inspired you to become an educator? My kindergarten teacher Mrs. Coffta was my biggest inspiration. I have so...
Amber Cooper, Content Marketing
Meet Lora Crouse What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? ​I am a fifth grade mathematics teacher. What school, district, or institution do you work for? Location? ​I teach at Lyons Mill Elementary School. We are a part of the Baltimore County Public Schools system in Maryland. Who inspired you to become an educator? I have been inspired by so many to become an educator—from my sister who...
Amber Cooper, Content Marketing
Within the math education community, a lot of confusion surrounds the word fluency. Yet Common Core State Standards call for fluency at each grade level. Grades 2 and 3 standards specify that students know a standard “from memory,” phrasing which may further cloud our concept of fluency. In the Ignite Talk “There IS a Difference,” K-5 math educator Graham Fletcher explains the subtle yet powerful...
Cynthia Hockman-Chupp
At MLC, we’ve put our hearts into supporting teachers in various ways throughout this school year. One of our most popular offerings, for Bridges and non-Bridges educators, is our collection of Free Math Apps, based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. In December 2020, the number of visits to MLC’s Math Apps were more than ten times higher than visits in December 2019. If...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development
Meet Danielle Rubel What grades do you teach and/or what is your title/role? What school, district or institution do you work for? What location? I work as an instructional facilitator (coach) at Westmoor School in Northbrook, IL. In my role, I work with staff and students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Prior to becoming an instructional coach, I was a reading specialist and classroom...
Amber Cooper, Content Marketing
The 100th day of school is nigh! This point in the school year is significant for its place value importance, but it also indicates that the school year is more than half over. It is an exciting milestone for children, sometimes a relief for teachers, and a reason to celebrate for all. At MLC, the past few months have given us our own reason to celebrate the growing popularity of our free math...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development
Meet Libardo Valencia What grades do you teach and/or what is your title/role? What school, district or institution do you work for? What location? I work as a mathematics teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. I also work as an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. During my career, I’ve had the opportunity to teach a wide range of subjects, from...
Amber Cooper, Content Marketing
The hundreds chart is an amazing tool for counting, skip counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, exploring patterns, investigating place value, problem solving, and more. The standard hundreds chart – with 10 rows of 10 and starting with 1 in the upper left corner – has been used in elementary classrooms for decades to allow for these very opportunities. In more recent years, charts of...
Patrick Vennebush, Chief Learning Officer
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development