Carrie S. CutlerJan 227 minThe Juggle is Real: 8 Tips for Family Success in Online Learning As every parent knows, juggling the demands of work and family can be overwhelming. This feat is especially challenging amidst the pandem...

Carrie S. CutlerNov 10, 20203 minUsing 3 Act Tasks to Teach Measurement and DataWhen people describe the math in their day, they invariably mention things like balancing a budget, stepping on the scale, shopping for b...

Carrie S. CutlerSep 7, 20201 minJoin me for a FREE Webinar Sept. 17I'm doing a FREE webinar for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Math Solutions, the publisher of my book Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Chi...

Carrie S. CutlerSep 1, 20203 minBIG IDEAS TABLE for NUMBER in Grades K-5If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m the mom of a BUNCH of kids. It’s an odd-numbered year for my kids’ ages and six of them are p...

Carrie S. CutlerAug 17, 20204 minTips for Spaces and Tech that Make Online Learning a SnapI was recently interviewed by Reform Austin for a piece entitled, "Get Kids Ready for Online Learning." The article focused on choosing t...

Carrie S. CutlerJul 10, 20204 minHealthy Routines for Small-Group Mathematics Instruction in Preschool and ElementaryWith healthy routines, we can still use small groups in math. Sanitize, limit group size, flexible seating, dirty and clean buckets.

Carrie S. CutlerJul 8, 20200 minMath-Positive Memo July 8, 2020Don’t let fear, past experiences, or discouragement get in your way. The math-positive mindset you want for your kids begins with you.

Carrie S. CutlerJul 8, 20204 minMeasurement--Discovering the Need for Standard UnitsThe need for standard units should be developed by hands-on experience and reasoning tasks.

Carrie S. CutlerJul 2, 20204 minMeasurement Outside the Worksheet: How Nonstandard Units Connect Counting to MeasurementRegardless of the item children choose to measure with, the measurement process should be an active experience with kids as active doers.

Carrie S. CutlerJun 19, 20203 minSometimes Comparing is a Good Thing: Getting Hands-On with Early Childhood MeasurementMeasurement understanding begins with comparisons. Here are 3 great tasks to get your PreK-kinder kids started.

Carrie S. CutlerJun 10, 20203 minGrain Growers and Brain Growers: How Farmers and Teachers Share Fearless Optimism for ALL I'm writing this post not from my home in Houston, population 2.4 million, but from my parents' home in rural Idaho, population 437. For ...

Carrie S. CutlerMay 22, 20203 min"It's a Triangle Because It Looks Like a Triangle" A few months ago, I got into an eye-opening disagreement with my 4-year-old son, Knox, about shapes. He and I were messing around with so...

Carrie S. CutlerMay 15, 20204 min5 Simple Steps to Becoming the Math-Positive Parent You've Always Wanted to BeIn my interview with Method2theMathness, podcast hosts Jennifer and Nikki invited me to share some of my thoughts about math anxiety and ...

Carrie S. CutlerMay 2, 20202 minI Was Not a Math Super Star in SchoolSometimes math IS hard. And that's okay. Lots of things are hard. Parenting, marriage, jobs, pandemics, choosing carrots over carrot cake.

Carrie S. CutlerApr 30, 20202 minWe need a shift from thinking one must be born good at it to succeed in math. Math is for everyone!As the mom of a large family (I have 8 kids!), I spend a lot of time pushing grocery carts. When I ran into a friend at the store recentl...

Carrie S. CutlerApr 30, 20202 minMath is for Everyone! And so is this blog!Too many adults (yes, even teachers) lack confidence in their own mathematical abilities. Math fear hinders their ability to support and ...