I’m passionate about helping kids feel successful in math, and helping great teachers keep teaching!
My name is Helene (“Hel-een”) Poppleton and I believe that, whoever you are, you can do math! I see students (and adults!) approach math with closed-mindedness and sometimes fear… but it doesn’t have to be that way. read more
Conversations and Activities for a Happier Math Class
Heal Math Trauma This Very Year
We need great teachers to teach math! Kids need healing experiences of success in math – of fun – of joy!
Shifting practice time to my classroom is the best thing I did for learning in my class.
Why I Love Standards-Based Grading
Standards-based grading alters the whole purpose of practice work and removes the shroud of mystery from the dreaded math test. It’s a game changer!
A compilation of healthy and effective ways to cope with being stuck and frustrated.
Success = Hope
Here are some easy ways to stack our classes with success – especially for those struggling learners!
Math is Figureoutable!
The very idea that we already know what we need to solve a tough problem can instill confidence right from the start!
Attitudes (Mistakes are our friends II)
If we want to change how our students feel about mistakes, our classroom has to be a safe place to make them.
Is Math Class a Bully?
What’s it like to have a bully in your life?
Being repeatedly shamed and humiliated. Feeling powerless to make it better. Dreading school…
Mistakes are our friends!
Making mistakes is the very process of learning! It doesn’t make us stupid, it makes us smart!
Sometimes Mondays need a little help.