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inquiry method of math - I have used this new inquiry method of math in my class for the past two years in 5th grade. I also show my student the strategies to figure out the problems after I let them use their critical thinking skills. With this type of math you have to have conclusions to the lessons or your students will be lost.
I dont think this type of math is good for all studets, such as...source

teaching third grade math - I teach 3rd grade math and in my school district we have two textbook adoptions. One is a very traditional, direct instruction approach to teaching math, and the other is a more abstract, critical thinking type of book, that without my guidance, my students are totally lost. What I have found that works for me (since I have to teach from both books) is...source

A List of Ideas for Math Centres - Dozens of ideas for easy math centers for teaching about numbers, patterns, geometry, and measurement source

AIMS Plans Pattern-Based Math/Science Curriculum - Extensive articles discussing the importance of establishing patterns in order to learn math source

Ask Dr. Math: Elementary School Level - Dr. Math answers student questions about math. Here is an archive of past responses organized by curriculum strand. The clarity of some of these explanations may give you some teaching ideas source

Manipulatives for the Upper Elementary - Classroom activities for using geometric solids, base ten blocks, geoboards, color tiles, tangrams,and pattern blocks source

Math League Help Topics - (INTERMEDIATE) Explanations and examples of basic math concepts covered in grades 4-8. source

MEGA Mathematics - A colorful site with many activity ideas for enriching mathematics instruction source

The Math Forum: Elementary School Teachers Place - A rich resource for math lesson plans- puzzles- projects and professional resources source

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