# Professor B Mathematics — knowing number

## Need to move slower? Faster? This curriculum adapts!

Posted by **Mollie Shaw** on

Professor B is ideal for both accelerated learners and slower learners.

The textbook and PowerPoint versions are scripted for you to read and interact with the learner. Many of the lessons involve repetitive games that build conceptual understanding as well as mental flexibility around the mathematical idea being presented. The exercises instruct you to practice to the point of facility - ease, confidence, fluency - then move on! You can camp on any lesson for one day or for a week or even longer!

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## Number Sense and Fiveness

Posted by **Mollie Shaw** on

Number Sense is a complex understanding of the meaning of a number. Number sense is not memorizing a sequence of names of numbers and reciting them, like an advertisement jingle. Number sense is not memorizing facts such as one plus four equals five. Let's think about the number five. Five has character qualities like a person has personality. What do we know about five-ness? Being five means being half of ten, a very convenient thing! Being five means having parts such as two, three and four. Being five is like a four sided box with a dot in the middle...