Teaching math doesn't have to be dull. Hands-on lessons are both fun and extremely important to build understanding. In this post teach hands-on volume,

Speed dating (exchanging math problems) in the math classroom.but I won't call it "speed dating" in middle school!

What do students do after you have given the mini-lesson in math workshop? Check out these tips and ideas about math workshop in action, including rotations and understanding math centers!

This book is all about logic puzzles, challenging kids to crack codes and determine answers by process of elimination and by observing clues. It exercises skills like reading, planning and reasoning.