In this post, Kara Imm shares a May 2020 interview with Kate Smallberg about how to transition our number strings … More

# Category: questioning

# Jenna Laib’s Blog: Daysha at the Board: Assigning Competence

https://jennalaib.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/daysha-at-the-board-assigning-competence/ Jenna Laib wrote this post for her blog on a moment in which she was teaching a number string … More

# Number string structure and design

How are number strings designed? Typically, people tend to describe number strings as having the following structure Entry problem Helper … More

# 30 ways to make number strings more inclusive

As a teacher in inclusive settings, number strings were a critical part of my daily mathematical work. Routines are highly … More

# Encouraging Strings Discussions

Defining the Problem: In a recent workshop, a third grade teacher shared the following: “I think I’m doing it right, … More

# The Power of Strings

I’m embarrassed to say this, I have a vivid memory of around my fourth year of teaching 5th grade and … More

# Closed to Open Array

After looking over beginning-of-the-year assessments, a new 4th grade teacher was concerned that half of her students were still unsure … More

# Photo number strings for multiplication

Here are two photos I snapped as I walked by a 99 cent store in LA. Beautiful arrays, no? I … More

# Go-to questions for teaching number strings

My four-year-old son likes to walk over to the magnetic rekenrek (math rack) I keep on the fridge, move some … More