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Math Mysteries for 1st & 2nd Grade

I want to start by sharing just a little backstory about where I came up with these math mysteries… Because 2020 was the year we stayed home so much, my husband and I started having more date nights at home. We had to get creative, and we discovered one of

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Differentiating Math Centers Easily

During guided math, my students went to 3 math rotations a day. Teacher table, independent work, and math centers. I love, love, LOVE using math centers in the classroom! I loved meeting with my small groups at teacher table and teaching each small group at an appropriate level. Then, students

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Winter Math Activities & Centers

It’s cold and snowy, so what’s a better way to warm up your classroom than snowy themed winter math activities! Winter Math Activities for Subtraction Today I wanted to quickly share with you a fun freebie for your math centers! I think it is absolutely ESSENTIAL that you differentiate your

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Independent Math Activities for Guided Math

During guided math, I have 3 rotations that my students complete each day. Today I’m going to share with you how my students complete independent math activities, which you might also call independent work or lesson work. Whatever you decide to call it, these are the independent math activities students

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Guided Math: Getting Started

How to Launch Guided Math During The First Weeks of School Gone are the days of teaching math ONLY through whole group instruction! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post, you can transition to guided math right now, too! I don’t care what month in the school year it is!

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These spiral math review and math warm ups for 2nd grade are essential for the second grade classroom. Each day, students will complete a small set of problems that work on number sense, place values, equations, and more. They are perfect for test prep, and teachers love that they are only one page a week. You can use these as worksheets, homework, or morning work. They are a fun, quick way to review Common Core math skills and standards!

Spiral Math Review for 1st & 2nd Grade

With busy classroom schedules, it can be extremely difficult to fit in continuous practice of all of the math standards. Have you ever taught a certain skill in September and then didn’t review it or go over it again until April? So frustrating! You need quick spiral math review! Oftentimes

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Skill-Based Elementary Math Interventions & Strategies

Think about targeted, skill-based intervention in your elementary classroom. For me, I think: Too many students. A huge variety of skill levels. Where do I start? How do I find the time?! What intervention activities will I use?  Sound familiar? You’re not alone! I had all of those questions/stressors thinking

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Differentiate Math Centers in 1st & 2nd Grade

As a primary teacher, I LOVED math centers. I love that I can meet with small groups while all of my other students were engaged in center activities and games. However, as I’m sure many of you can relate, when I prepped my centers for each week, it became very

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