Category Archives: Mathematics

Developing Critical Thinkers Part 1: Visualization

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By Anni Stipek, SDE Educational Consultant What does it mean to be a critical thinker and how can we help develop critical thinkers in the classroom? I might just have an idea or two for you.  Join me for the first … Continue reading

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My Personal Journey to Better Instruction

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Educational Consultant Here’s a not-so-secret secret.  I’m not always a great teacher.  And I certainly wasn’t always a great teacher.  It’s been a long and a really interesting journey.  It’s involved two states, five school districts, six … Continue reading

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Making Guest Appearances

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Educational Consultant Early in my teaching career, I was giving a practice test for the state test.  We were very close to the test date, so this session was supposed to emulate as close to a real … Continue reading

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Anni’s Top Resources, Part 3: Fantastic Math Resources

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By Anni Stipek, SDE Educational Consultant Have you ever found yourself in front of the math section in the book store and wondered what book would be the right choice? Or, have you ever browsed through the math catalog and wondered … Continue reading

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Anni’s Top Resources Part 2: Developing Numeracy

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By Anni Stipek, SDE Educational Consultant In this blog post, I will focus on two skills, Number Bonds through ten and Making Tens. I have chosen my favorite resources to share with you that I have found best help develop and … Continue reading

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