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Welcome to the Teachers' Lounge. Read our conversations about teaching mathematics. You may wish to search by keyword or browse for topics that interest you.

Current conversations:
1. smsg math texts
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 May 2011

2. Sales tax/interest
Activities for introducing the topic of sales tax and interest to middle grades students.
- Date of thread's last activity: 18 May 2011

3. Math and Bloom's Taxonomy
Finding higher-order thinking math lessons for K-2.
- Date of thread's last activity: 26 April 2011

4. Powers of ten in our everyday lives
Using powers of ten in our everyday lives
- Date of thread's last activity: 4 April 2011

5. Hand as abacus
Can you tell me more about the method of computations where a student uses hands as an abacus?
- Date of thread's last activity: 2 April 2011

6. Applications of Percents
Suggestions for a visual approach to teaching applications of percentages to increase student understanding and retention.
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 March 2011

7. Parentheses
How to read aloud expressions containing parentheses.
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 March 2011

8. One-to-one correspondence
Some ideas and activities for a lesson on one-to-one correspondence.
- Date of thread's last activity: 23 March 2011

9. Mean, median, mode in grade 3
What is the purpose of mean, median, mode? How to help third graders make sense of median.
- Date of thread's last activity: 22 March 2011

10. Standardized math assessment for primary students
Information on standardized assessment tools that connect well with the NCTM curriculum standards.
- Date of thread's last activity: 3 March 2011

11. Teaching a slow learner about the use of money
Teaching a slow learner how to use money (identifying, counting coins and bills)
- Date of thread's last activity: 12 February 2011

12. Summer elementary professional development
Ideas for summer professional development courses for elementary teachers
- Date of thread's last activity: 8 February 2011

13. Geometric constructions
Creating basic geometry constructions with safety compasses or simple classroom supplies.
- Date of thread's last activity: 3 February 2011

14. Practical application for algebra
Teaching linear equations in a more interesting way.
- Date of thread's last activity: 30 January 2011

15. 8th grade Algebra 1
Are 8th Grade students ready to take Algebra 1?
- Date of thread's last activity: 11 January 2011

16. Math labs in the classroom or math enrichment
Helping your child enjoy math again when the assignments in class are too easy or routine
- Date of thread's last activity: 16 December 2010

17. Decomposition in math subtraction
Teaching subtraction with a decomposition of numbers model
- Date of thread's last activity: 13 December 2010

18. Teaching and learning of the circle theorems
Information about circle theorems and teaching these concepts to high school students
- Date of thread's last activity: 17 November 2010

19. Combinations
How to help students understand a combinations problem regarding forming committees.
- Date of thread's last activity: 17 November 2010

20. Triangles
Looking for background information about triangles
- Date of thread's last activity: 27 October 2010

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