Category Archives: place value

Royal reading and problem posing

Now that all of the hub-bub over the royal wedding between Prince William and now Princess Katherine of Wales is over, do you or your students want just a bit more pomp and ceremony? Perhaps imagining the joyous journey Margaret … Continue reading

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More on a million…

I thought we would close out the week with a final look at literature and activities to help children grasp the concept of large numbers. A Million Dots by Andrew Clements begins and ends with a single dot, and the … Continue reading

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I want to be a billionaire so freakin’ bad…..

You may hear your students humming or singing the popular hit Billionaire by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars, but do they even understand the concept of a million? Books such as How Much is a Million and If you Made … Continue reading

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A Million Fish…More or Less

With my own family roots deep in the South Louisiana marshland, today I am compelled to mark the one-year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon disaster and subsequent oil spill that continues to impact the Gulf of Mexico. Rather than … Continue reading

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