The Best Way to Teach Adding and Subtracting Fractions

It's that moment you've been worried about.  The time to teach your students to teach adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators has come.  There are SO many components and skills that really work into needing to complete this task! What's a teacher to do??? Do you teach them a "trick" like the butterfly method, …

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The Top 3 Materials for Any Engage NY Math Lesson

Often, students will need different materials on hand for one curriculum to the next.  When you are teaching using Engage NY math, there are a few things you want to have on-hand and ready to go for the lessons. Personal White Boards - In the teacher's guides, EngageNY suggests teachers use page protectors with sheets of …

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How to Fit an Engage NY Lesson into a Short Math Block

When asked to start using the Engage NY curriculum to teach math, I was completely overwhelmed.  I started printing out the modules (I know it's SO much paper, but I need to be hands-on when I'm teaching), and just about lost it.  THERE WAS SO MUCH THERE! I had no clue where to start! SO, …

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