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# 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

# 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

# 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

# What is the difference between Number Strings and Number Talks?

What’s the difference between a Number String and a Number Talk?

# Complications with representing constant difference on an open number line

Representing student thinking during a number string is complex. Certain strategies are particularly challenging to represent. For addition and subtraction, … More

# Fractions as Operators (Dot Arrays)

Here’s a collection of strings written by teacher participants at the Summer Institute at Math in the City (City College, … More

# The “King of Strings” teaches us that strings are maatwerk

I recently reached out to Willem Uittenbogaard. Willem was one of the original collaborators between Math in the City (founded by … More

# Subtraction string – where is the answer?

My name is Jennifer DiBrienza. I taught elementary school in New York City public schools for 9 years and began … More

# How to extend a string

We are often asked about how we can “stretch” strings beyond their place as a short mental math activity in … More

# Halving with early fractions

Minilesson: Halving (Rachel Lambert) What is ½ of 1? What is ½ of ½? What is ½ of 1/4? What … More