If you know the game Kakooma, you know what a challenge it is for those folks like me who consider themselves math casualties of our past and current approaches to teaching math. If you don’t know the game, you really need to check it out. See earlier post, “Looking for a Great Math App.” One of my fifth grade students finished the game this morning in 10 seconds! I’ve got the video to prove it and will post it tomorrow. It’s amazing how we can improve children’s mathematical thinking and number sense when we provide them with meaningful practice. Check back tomorrow to see the video. It’s pretty amazing.