Math and arithmetic are often used interchangeably. But there’s a difference between arithmetic and mathematics. And it impacts our practices in the classroom.

March 13, 2024

What is the difference between arithmetic and mathematics?

reading comprehension tool

There are 3 Structures of Equality (SoE). They each have 3 critical elements to help students comprehend number stories.

September 6, 2023

A Reading Comprehension Tool to Solve Math Word Problems 

Bar Models and CGI

Structures of Equality are based in what works with bar models and CGI. With a few upgrades, you have a reading comprehension tool for math.

August 30, 2023

If bar models and CGI had a baby, it would be Structures of Equality

In a recent survey, 164 out of 168 elementary teachers agreed that reading and comprehension are the main hurdles to students solving word problems.

August 16, 2023

Why students struggle with word problems in math