## Izze for Izzi

4th and 5th graders have a tradition in math every spring. After spring break, when spring fever is high, it can be difficult to keep students engaged, learning and having…

## It’s a Project!

As we approach the end of the school year, we look back on all the experiences we have had together exploring and mastering many skills and concepts. While we…

## More on March 14, 3.14, 2016 Pi Day!!!

With so few math holidays, we in the world of math take our pi/pie very seriously! So of course, on 3/14 we ate the delicious pies that our students brought…

## ∏ Day!

March 14th was Π Day; it was a special one too; 3.1416 is Π rounded to the ten thousandths place! This is certainly something to celebrate. Yet, what do first,…

## Area and Perimeter in 4th & 5th Grade Math With Kitty

We began our area and perimeter unit by finding the area of rectangles. For elementary children, rectangles/squares allow students to see how multiplication can be applied to finding the solution.…

## YAY BIXBY TILES!

Our founders, Pat and Bart, loved teaching math and focused on finding ways to help kids make sense of numbers. Bart especially loved using tools like graph paper, Cuisenaire rods,…

## Money! Money! Money!

Money is a fun, practical and real world manipulative for children to work with. The 4th and 5th graders are lucky in that after the Bixby Bazaar, being the upper…

## Dana’s Math Games

We have had a wonderful semester of learning, hard work, and fun! As our beloved Bixby community looks forward to a seventeen day break from school, I thought that it…

## Making Fractions Fun and Yummy In Kitty’s Math Class

4th and 5th graders will spend the next 3 weeks learning about fractions. We begin by using the Bixby tile system, a set of 13 different plastic, colored rectangles. The…

## Approach To Teaching ‘Math Facts’

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I want to share how grateful I am for my students and the supportive community that makes Bixby a wonderful place to teach. I…

## Take Apart and Front End Multiplication Methods

In Kitty’s 4th/5th math classes, we have been learning about strategies for multiplying larger numbers. The first strategy we learned was called “take apart” multiplication. This method involves breaking apart…

## Inside Kindergarten Math

Young children’s natural curiosity to learn about the world around them, make kindergarten a special place in which to develop number sense. In Kindergarten Math Groups, children are encouraged to…

## Flexible, Intuitive Thinking With Numbers

Dana’s First Grade Math Class: Flexible, intuitive thinking with numbers is one of the main math goals for Bixby students. Finding many ways to make a particular number is an…

## Discovering Various Properties Of Numbers With Kitty

This past week 4th and 5th graders have been hard at work discovering various properties of numbers. We began by working with factors and multiples. Students practiced finding factors by…

## Inside Math With Dana – 9/22/15

It was wonderful to see so many parents at Bixby’s Back To School Night last Thursday and at the Bixby picnic on Sunday! For parents that had a chance to…

## Inside The Math Room With Dana

All math students have spent the first weeks of school learning to be a part of a supportive math community and connecting learning goals with the behaviors needed to achieve…