April 11, 2018

Supporting Problem Solving through Classroom Discourse and Questioning

Sara Delano Moore
Channeling student energy into rich classroom discourse Have you ever listened to your students talk and thought, “I wish I could channel that energy towards talking about math!” Classroom discourse has an effect size of 0.82...
Supporting Problem Solving through Classroom Discourse and Questioning
April 5, 2018

Think Multiplication to Make Division Facts Easy

Debi DePaul
The think-multiplication strategy is the key for learning the division facts with ease! Division facts. They just may be the most challenging of the number facts to learn. But they don’t have to be challenging at all. Using the...
Think Multiplication to Make Division Facts Easy
April 2, 2018

Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Your Home is Their Play!

Jessica Bobo
Using your home as a playground for math! As I sit back and watch my own two children, ages 6 and 8, I am still amazed at how they can entertain themselves for hours with joyful play. In the picture below, you will see Wyatt ...
Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Your Home is Their Play!
March 27, 2018

Effective Strategies for Mastering the Nines and Sixes

Debi DePaul
The nines and sixes multiplication facts are a breeze with the build-down and build-up strategies! The nines and sixes multiplication facts are sometimes considered harder to learn than the other basic facts. With the right ...
Effective Strategies for Mastering the Nines and Sixes
March 22, 2018

VCMS Spring Meeting 2018

Please join James Burnett at the VCMS Spring Meeting 2018 What’s Important in Math Today? March 23, 2018 Richmond Marriott Short Pump 8:45 am VCMS Spring Meeting 2018 Full Agenda This session, presented by James ...
VCMS Spring Meeting 2018
March 20, 2018

Creating a Classroom Environment for Problem-Solving

Sara Delano Moore
Young children are wired to persevere! Think about a young child trying to accomplish a goal. They persist! Even if it’s a long crawl across the room to pet the cat, they keep going. Even if there’s a latch on the kitchen ...
Creating a Classroom Environment for Problem-Solving
March 15, 2018

Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Sometimes Play Just Needs a Nudge

Jessica Bobo
Play is hard sometimes! With this generation of children, sometimes play can be an elusive beast to attain. With the invention of iPads, cable television, and computer games, children have learned to be entertained with animated ...
Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Sometimes Play Just Needs a Nudge
March 12, 2018

The Doubling Strategy for Multiplication

Debi DePaul
The doubling strategy is great for multiplication! What strategies could you use to solve this problem mentally? What strategies would your students use? When I pose this problem to teachers in professional learning ...
The Doubling Strategy for Multiplication
March 8, 2018

Exploring the Teacher’s Role in Problem-Solving

Sara Delano Moore
Developing Problem-Solving Strategies This article is the second in a four-part series on problem-solving. Problem-solving is what we do when we look at a task and don’t know what to do. This makes strategies very important ...
Exploring the Teacher’s Role in Problem-Solving
March 7, 2018

Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Trust the Child’s Play!

Jessica Bobo
For a child, play is the essence of their world. Imagine you see a beautiful child at play in the sandbox at the local park. You assume the boy is around 2-3 years of age by his size and how he speaks with his peers. You see him ...
Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Trust the Child’s Play!
February 27, 2018

Skip the Skip-Counting Strategy for the Fives Facts – The Use-Tens Strategy is Better!

Debi DePaul
The use-tens strategy for multiplication For over a decade I’ve had the privilege of working alongside teachers to carefully consider the most effective ways to teach their students math concepts and skills. One skill that ...
Skip the Skip-Counting Strategy for the Fives Facts – The Use-Tens Strategy is Better!
February 23, 2018

Join us at KCM 2018

JOIN US FOR OUR SESSIONS! KENTUCKY CENTER FOR MATHEMATICS 2018 MARRIOTT GRIFFIN GATE LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY ALL SESSIONS ARE IN THE BLUEGRASS PAVILION. MONDAY, MARCH 5 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Multiplication My Way: Igniting ...
Join us at KCM 2018
February 23, 2018

Join us at SECA 2018

JOIN US FOR OUR SESSION! SOUTHERN EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION 69TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE March 1–3, 2018 Hyatt Regency – Lexington & Lexington Center   FEATURING Jessica Bobo ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K author ...
Join us at SECA 2018
February 16, 2018

Problem-Solving: Using the Right Problem at the Right Time to Challenge Students

Sara Delano Moore
This article is the first in a four-part series on problem-solving. Remember Goldilocks? She was looking for “just right” as she rummaged through the house of the three bears. As teachers, we’re also looking for “just ...
Problem-Solving: Using the Right Problem at the Right Time to Challenge Students
February 8, 2018

Making Subtraction Efficient – Just Think Addition!

Debi DePaul
Students who are efficient with the count-on, use-doubles, and make-ten strategies for addition have all they need to be proficient with subtraction number facts! Subtraction is the inverse, or opposite action, of addition. ...
Making Subtraction Efficient – Just Think Addition!
February 1, 2018

Make-Ten Strategy: Building a “Mind Picture” for the Make-Ten Addition Strategy

Debi DePaul
The make-ten strategy is great for addition! It helps students understand place value and the relationships between numbers. Ten-frames help students develop a good “mind picture” for the make-ten strategy because our ...
Make-Ten Strategy: Building a “Mind Picture” for the Make-Ten Addition Strategy
January 29, 2018

The Use-Doubles Strategy for Addition: Making it Easy and Fun for Your Students!

Jessica Bobo
The use-doubles strategy for addition can be one that children struggle with in the beginning. It involves a deep understanding of the number system, and how to compose and decompose numbers in a flexible way. However, fear not ...
The Use-Doubles Strategy for Addition: Making it Easy and Fun for Your Students!
January 22, 2018

Early Childhood Mathematics – In Their Own World: Grocery Store

Jessica Bobo
Children learning early childhood mathematics have fascinating minds! They can take the simplest task and turn it into a grand opportunity. This is especially true in the grocery store! Here are some fun, easy-to-do activities ...
Early Childhood Mathematics – In Their Own World: Grocery Store
January 18, 2018

Math in the Car! Early Childhood Math – In Their Own World

Jessica Bobo
Enjoying Math in the Car! Children have a natural love for learning and exploring in their daily lives. Did you know one of the best places to support this enthusiasm is riding in a car or in public transportation? Here are some ...
Math in the Car! Early Childhood Math – In Their Own World
December 12, 2017

ORIGO Insights Elementary Math Blog is Your New Source for Inspiration!

Debi DePaul
You know you’re a great teacher… but it can be challenging to feel inspired every day. If only you had access to relevant, easy-to-use ideas and resources within an elementary math blog that can be quickly implemented in your ...
ORIGO Insights Elementary Math Blog is Your New Source for Inspiration!
December 16, 2017

Powerful Strategies for Teaching Number Facts

Debi DePaul
Auri was a precocious 9-year-old who would often struggle with math. Auri’s teacher, Mrs. Farmer, noticed that she would grow tired and get easily frustrated when trying to mentally solve even some of the simplest problems. The ...
Powerful Strategies for Teaching Number Facts
December 14, 2017

Making the Count-On Strategy Memorable and Fun for Fact Fluency

Jessica Bobo
The count-on strategy for addition will help children master sixty-four math facts! Yes, sixty-four! But first, what is the count-on strategy? Watch this ORIGO One video below to learn more! Teaching the count-on ...
Making the Count-On Strategy Memorable and Fun for Fact Fluency
December 13, 2017

Early Childhood Math – In Their Own World: Playgrounds and Parks

Jessica Bobo
For children, play is a natural way to explore life and enjoy laughter. The playground or park is a perfect place for that! And most children will not realize they are doing early childhood math while they are playing. Yes, ...
Early Childhood Math – In Their Own World: Playgrounds and Parks
October 24, 2017

ORIGO Education Announces New Program Adoption by Kennewick School District in Washington State

ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0 will now be used as part of the Kennewick School District elementary mathematics program Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — KENNEWICK, Wash. - October 24, 2017 - ORIGO Education and Kennewick School ...
ORIGO Education Announces New Program Adoption by Kennewick School District in Washington State
October 23, 2017

Interactive Math Resources: New Digital Resources Make Mathematics Interactive

Interactive Math Resources - ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0 Allows Less Time Sitting and More Time Doing Thursday, October 5, 2017 — ST. CHARLES, Mo. –   K-6 classrooms where ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0 is used to teach math ...
Interactive Math Resources: New Digital Resources Make Mathematics Interactive
April 5, 2017

ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones 2.0 Comprehensive Mathematics Instructional Program for Teaching in Grades K-6

New Program Uses Dynamic Instructional Tools and Exemplar Videos to Promote Best Practices in Math Classrooms April 5, 2017, SAN ANTONIO, Texas - ORIGO Education has released Stepping Stones 2.0: Comprehensive Mathematics, a ...
ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones 2.0 Comprehensive Mathematics Instructional Program for Teaching in Grades K-6
October 31, 2016

ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones Pre-K Mathematics Program

ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones Pre-K Mathematics Program Mathematics curriculum developer debuts new course materials for young math learners at the 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ...
ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones Pre-K Mathematics Program
January 7, 2016

TechCHAT: ORIGO Stepping Stones Review

Stepping Stones Review by Cristina Charney - as featured in TechCHAT Cristina Charney, elementary instructional specialist at North Thurston Public Schools in Washington, provides support and professional development for Common...
TechCHAT: ORIGO Stepping Stones Review