About Kathy: Kathy Minas is a 5th grade teacher at a public school in Los Angeles. She is an enthusiastic mathematician … More

# Category: 5th Grade

# Prime Climb Number String

Last month, I worked in Andrew Eller’s amazing 4th grade classroom in Los Angeles that was beginning an exploration of … More

# Differentiating Number Strings: The BandAid Problems

How do you plan a number string for a group of learners who are working on very different skills in … More

# Trusting the digits: Developing place value understanding

For several years, across various school communities, a teacher will tell me, “My kids don’t really have a strategy for … More

# Biking on the fractional number line . . .

The following post comes from Rafael Quintanilla, a Mathematics Instructional Coach for the Los Angeles Unified School District and a … More

# Cars, coffee, and climbing stairs: Inviting students into the story

Here’s another important contribution from our friend and colleague Marcelle Good — a 6th grade teacher at School of the … More