Gaining a Profound Understanding of the Value of Pi

STRATEGY

On the fourteenth day of the third month of each year, teachers and students all over the country celebrate what has become known as ...

Growing Up Good at Math

“When did you get so good at math?” I asked my 12-year-old son, Tucker, and he couldn’t contain his smile.

Comparison of Fractions — Beyond Common Denominators

STRATEGIES

Given two fractions, how do we compare them? As a young student, the way I learned to compare fractions was to use the strategy of...

The Statistical Project: Student-directed Discovery

Young children are passionate and excited as they discover and explore their world. Look at the child pictured below. A snack became an exciting...

How far is the moon?

Imagine staring up at the moon on a spring evening and wondering, “how far away is the moon?” What would you do to figure out how far away it is?...

The Productive Struggle

The CCSS have been in existence for nearly 5 years. This time of transition has not been easy and it has challenged our way of thinking about...

Fractional Division Interpretation: What is the Difference Between “Partitive” and “Measurement”?

Recently during a national mathematics conference, I posed the question, “How many of us understand the difference between partitive and...

How are We Studying Transformations Differently?

If figures are what we study in mathematics, then transformations are how we relate them. Transformations are significant to the Eureka Math ...

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