DIY Math Tool: Felt Five Frame

As teachers, we become masters of DIY. Many times we have to be to keep learning fresh, fun and relevant. And we love a new idea to put into practice. Here’s a DIY Lana Hansen created for her classroom to build visualizing and structuring skills in young mathematicians. It’s called Felt Five Frame. It goes great with the game Fill

Create a Problem Solving Corner

Creating problem solvers is one of the most important jobs we have as educators. While teaching, CEO Lana Hansen created a problem solving corner in her classroom. The tools in this corner empowers students — at any age — to walk through a three-part process to resolve conflict. They become better communicators and problem solvers while learning these lifelong skills:

Math Game: Fill Up Fives

One of the first math skills students learn is put together or add numbers. It is our goal as teachers for students to understand the concept, not simply get the answer. There are a lot of ways to teach this and we have found the best results when students can engage in a game. They stay focused longer and it