In the past, I set up a lesson, slapped a “Do Now” in the beginning that activated prior knowledge and jumped into the lesson. This year I decided to attack the math sense skill deficiency. I have been starting the lesson with a variety of math talks and estimation. All or the students love them and have them getting more engaged into mathematics. Estimation180 by Andrew Stadel is a huge hit. My personally created Dot and Shape talks are right up there as well. I have transitioned over to keynote for all of my presentations and set up the shape and dot talks to last for 3 seconds and then the students have to draw the shapes. I will be building a library over time for public use once I set up the copyright stuff on the blog. While I may have lost an easy transition to the new topic, I have definitely gained energy and, I believe, long term gains in math sense.