Carrie S. CutlerApr 204 minFour Talk Moves to Elicit Student Thinking in a Number TalkI love number talks! They are one of my go-to practices for helping children develop appropriate, flexible, and efficient strategies for...

Carrie S. CutlerMar 116 minUsing Picture Books in Math InstructionI love books! And I love math! Seriously, can you ever have too many books or too much math in your life? No way! (Also, I think it is...

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...

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...

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, 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 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...