Tag Archives: A Story of Units
Autumn is back to celebrate Pi day!
In this video, Autumn and I talk about the number Pi, what it means and some of the history behind it. Autumn, for Pi day (3/14), recites the first 40 digits of Pi from memory! Continue reading
My 2018 NCTM Presentation: Story Archetypes in Mathematics Curricula
How is the Eureka Math/EngageNY math curriculum like the STAR WARS saga? Attend my 2018 NCTM presentation in Washington DC next week to find out! Continue reading
You can use pictures to explain column addition!
In this video, Autumn shows how to add two large numbers using column addition (The Addition Algorithm). In the process, she explains how column addition works using pictures. Continue reading
More Good News: Middle School Students’ Scores Jump with Eureka Math
Students at a group of six New York city schools show significant improvement after the introduction of Eureka Math. Continue reading
Why should a parallelogram also be a trapezoid? The answer may surprise you.
Find out the real reasons why parallelograms should also be considered trapezoids. Continue reading
A little self-love? Blah…
On the big list of things to do, making a biography of myself is at the very bottom of the priority list. It’s one of those things you eventually get roped into doing for other reasons. I’ve finally created a short … Continue reading
Learning Division Facts: Numbers that are Products of Two 1-digit Numbers
In this video, 7-year old Autumn and I show an activity that helps students learn the division facts if they already know the multiplication facts. Continue reading
But Honey, You do know the Multiplication Table!
In this video, 7-year-old Autumn proves to herself that she knows the entire multiplication table. Along the way, she summarizes lots of great strategies for learning the facts. Continue reading
Fraction Multiplication via Skip Counting!
In this video, 7-year-old Autumn shows how to use skip counting to do fraction multiplication and division. Watch as she calculates 7 x 2/3 as well as 4 4/5 ÷ 2/5 in her head! Continue reading
The Washington Post: Many parents hated Common Core math at first, before figuring it out
Parents did not understand at first, but now they appreciate Eureka Math. Read the article by Jay Mathews. Continue reading
Growing up with Eureka Live: Mathematical reasons for introducing a different solution method
In this video, 7 year old Autumn answers math questions in front of a live audience! Watch her win everyone’s heart. Continue reading
Holiday Math Special: In the 12 Days of Christmas song, which of the presents do you get the most?
In this holiday math special video, Autumn asks the question, “In the 12 days of Christmas, which of the presents do you get the most?” Enjoy the singing! Continue reading
Multiplying by 25
In this video, 7-year-old(!) Autumn shows how easy it is to multiply a number by 25. The accompanying article explains why teaching this method is important for preparing children for Algebra. Continue reading
Something fun: Have you ever used a ruler to measure a Snafoose?
Have you ever tried to measure a Snafoose while riding a goose? Continue reading
A Quick Comparison of a State Assessment and Eureka Math
We compare types of problems expected on new state assessments with examples from the Eureka Math curriculum. Continue reading
Skip Counting with Fractions
In this “Growing up with Eureka” video, 6-year-old Autumn shows how to skip count by fractions 1/2, 1/3, and 1/5. Continue reading
Subtraction Problems with Kittens
Watch 6 year-old Autumn use Eureka Math methods to subtract two numbers, including 1017-999 in her head. Continue reading
I’m at the NCTM meeting this week and would like to meet you!
Want to talk the lead writer and mathematician of the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum? Here’s your chance at the NCTM national meeting! Continue reading
‘Eureka Math’ Embeds Real-World Problems in PreK-12 Mathematics Lessons
Find out what I think is a beautiful problem with an elegant solution by reading Jessica Hughes’ article, “‘Eureka Math’ Embeds Real-World Problems in PreK-12 Mathematics Lessons,” published at the Center for Digital Education. Continue reading
Can you add as fast as a 6 year-old? See how Autumn uses techniques from Eureka Math to add two numbers, including 999+64. Continue reading
EdReports.org’s Review of Eureka Math
Only one curriculum stood out from the pack. Can you guess which one? Continue reading
The Mardi Gras Problem
At a recent family-friendly Mardi Gras parade, Autumn and I wondered: How many beads does a float rider need to buy for a Mardi Gras parade? Continue reading
Fluency without Equivocation
What is the difference between fluency and blind memorization, and how does the EngageNY math curriculum achieve automaticity? Read on to find out! Continue reading
Multiplying by 9
In this video, 6-year-old Autumn shows how easy it is to multiply by 9. Watch her multiply 18×9 in her head and explain how she did it! Continue reading
Learning to Multiply, Part III
In the grand finale and Part III of a three part series, we put the two skills learned in Part I and Part II together to show an easy way to start to learn the basics of multiplying. Continue reading
Learning to Multiply, Part I
Intended Audience: Teachers and parents of K-5 students This Growing Up With Eureka video is Part I of a three part series on how to start the process of learning to multiply with your child/students. By “start the process” I mean we … Continue reading
Meet some of the writers of Eureka Math
What I love about this short video is that it highlights three of the many talented teacher-writers that worked on Eureka Math with me. Continue reading
Autumn Multiplying 6×7, 7×7, 8×7, etc.
Autumn and I explore multiplying 6×7, 7×7, 8×7, etc. using unit math. Continue reading
Eureka Math Curriculum: A Breakout Hit
Who are the real breakout hits behind the Eureka Math/EngageNY Curriculum? Continue reading →