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 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 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...

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 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...