October 9, 2018

FCTM Daytona Beach, FL 2018

Join our sessions during FCTM October 11-13, 2018! Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 10:15 – 11:15 AM Location: Tomoka A To Proficiency & Beyond, A Strategic Approach to Multiplication and ...
FCTM Daytona Beach, FL 2018
October 4, 2018

Visual Models in Mathematics: Using Graphic Organizers to Build Powerful Ideas (Part 4)

Calvin Irons
Graphic organizers build powerful ideas in the mathematics classroom This article is the last of a four-part series on Visual Models in Mathematics. To access the first article in this series, click here. Visual models such as...
Visual Models in Mathematics: Using Graphic Organizers to Build Powerful Ideas (Part 4)
October 1, 2018

NCTM Hartford, CT 2018

Join our sessions during NCTM Hartford, CT 2018! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 9:45 – 10:15 AM Meeting Room 16, Connecticut Convention Center Making Change for Good: Using Language, Discourse, and the CRA Approach to Foster Math ...
NCTM Hartford, CT 2018
September 20, 2018

Visual Models in Mathematics: The Importance of a Number Line (Part 3)

Calvin Irons
The number line is a powerful tool to use in the mathematics classroom This article is the third of a four-part series on visual models in mathematics. Click here to read Part 1 of the series. Simple tools have been used to help...
Visual Models in Mathematics: The Importance of a Number Line (Part 3)
September 18, 2018

edWebinar series on Visual Modeling

Sara Delano Moore
As part of ORIGO Education's fall focus on visual modeling, please join us for the following three-part edWebinar series Deep learning, as described in John Hattie’s Visible Learning™ research, focuses on recognizing ...
edWebinar series on Visual Modeling
September 11, 2018

Visual Models in Mathematics: The First Classroom Examples (Part 2)

Calvin Irons
Using visual materials and manipulatives as classroom math models took time to develop Elementary Mathematics Textbooks In 1821 Warren Colburn published the first arithmetic book that was designed to be used with students of ...
Visual Models in Mathematics: The First Classroom Examples (Part 2)
August 30, 2018

Visual Models in Mathematics: The First Images (Part 1)

Calvin Irons
The first visual models in mathematics were numerals Mathematics is frequently associated with symbols, number sentences, and formulae. However, the first practical examples of mathematics involved three dimensional or pictorial ...
Visual Models in Mathematics: The First Images (Part 1)
August 20, 2018

Make a Change for Good: Part 5

James Burnett
Using classroom discourse to modernize elementary math instruction This article is the last of a five-part series on using what we know to modernize elementary math instruction. In the first article in this series, I ...
Make a Change for Good: Part 5
August 9, 2018

Make a Change for Good: Part 4

James Burnett
Develop students’ mathematical language to modernize elementary mathematics instruction This article is the fourth of a five-part series on using what we know to modernize elementary math instruction. Click here to read the ...
Make a Change for Good: Part 4
August 2, 2018

Make a Change for Good: Part 3

James Burnett
Adopt a Piagetian approach to teaching mathematics concepts and skills This article is the third of a five-part series on using what we know to modernize elementary math instruction. Click here to read the first article. A ...
Make a Change for Good: Part 3
July 25, 2018

Make a Change for Good: Part 2

James Burnett
Using a spaced-learning approach to modernize elementary math instruction This article is the second of a five-part series on using what we know to modernize elementary math instruction. In the previous article I introduced ...
Make a Change for Good: Part 2
July 20, 2018

Make a Change for Good: Part 1

James Burnett
Using what we now know to modernize elementary math instruction This article is the first of a five-part series on using what we know to modernize elementary math instruction. If you’re reading this, I suspect you learned ...
Make a Change for Good: Part 1
July 10, 2018

CAMT 2018

Join our sessions during CAMT 2018! MONDAY, JULY 16 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Room 362C Early Geometry Concepts: Making Connections to the Real World Young children are active investigators of their world. Learning about space ...
CAMT 2018
June 25, 2018

Why Language Matters in Mathematics

James Burnett
When teaching math concepts, language matters. Here’s why! Prior to the launch of ORIGO Insights, I was a guest writer on The Curriculum Corner. In my article, I describe the four language stages (shown below) that promote a ...
Why Language Matters in Mathematics
June 19, 2018

Rigor in Math: A Balanced Approach

James Burnett
Rigor in math is a balancing act! What ISN’T rigor? When discussing the idea of rigor in math it’s easy to conclude that educators still seem unsure of how to define rigor and therefore how best to identify classroom ...
Rigor in Math: A Balanced Approach
June 13, 2018

Beat the Summer Slide

Debi DePaul
Fun math activities to beat the summer slide! Summer slide is a very real issue, especially in mathematics instruction in which students lose about one month of learning during the break. Beat the summer slide with these fun math...
Beat the Summer Slide
May 10, 2018

Productive Partnerships: Tools and Strategies for Intentional Conversations

Melinda Schwartz
Setting the Stage for Intentional Conversations This is the last in a series of articles about supporting teachers in math instruction. In the previous article, I discussed the importance of effective planning and provided tools ...
Productive Partnerships: Tools and Strategies for Intentional Conversations
May 1, 2018

Productive Partnerships: Tools and Strategies for Math Leaders

Melinda Schwartz
Building Productive Partnerships This is the first in a series of articles about supporting the work of teaching math as an instructional leader. This series offers tools and strategies for math leaders to build productive ...
Productive Partnerships: Tools and Strategies for Math Leaders
April 26, 2018

Arts-Integration: Empowering All Children

Jessica Bobo
Arts-integration allows for accessibility in your classroom I am the first person to say that children should play to ensure they are connecting neural pathways in their brain to new concepts and skills. Play is the avenue in ...
Arts-Integration:  Empowering All Children
April 23, 2018

Supporting Instructional Change in the Math Classroom

Melinda Schwartz
Moving Beyond the Dog-and-Pony Show This is the first in a series of articles about supporting instructional change in the math classroom. As an instructional leader, I struggled to carve out time to be in teachers’ ...
Supporting Instructional Change in the Math Classroom
April 20, 2018

Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Play is Serious Learning!

Jessica Bobo
Play is serious learning! As a child, I never understood how much Mr. Rogers would impact my life. I would wake up, get my glass of milk and eagerly watch Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood as he would teach me how to view the world ...
Inspiring Play in Young Learners: Play is Serious Learning!
April 13, 2018

Join us at NCSM and NCTM 2018!

NCSM Booth #405 NCTM Booth #539 We are excited to invite you to our upcoming workshops and sessions during NCSM and NCTM. You will have a chance to learn more about our products and services, including our new comprehensive ...
Join us at NCSM and NCTM 2018!
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