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Teaching students to justify their work in math doesn't have to be difficult. Read this post to learn how setting clear expectations and explicitly teaching students can make a huge difference.

### Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals,number names, and expanded form. I could use this in math groups or as an independent work activity. I could also laminate these sheets and have students write on them at a problem-solving station.

Math Coach's Corner: Array Models for Multiplication. This little activity is another one from Van de Walle. Students use a array and an L-shaped overlay to help them visualize the meaning of multiplication.

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Using Guided Math this year? Want more data about what your students already know to drive your instruction? These pre-assessments are just what you've been