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1st Grade Math Centers for Common Core

Struggling with planning 1st grade math centers that are engaging and align with Common Core standards that you can use all year long? You’ll love this post with tons of helpful links to help you find the best 1st grade math centers for your classroom! *If you’re a 2nd grade

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Teaching Addition Strategies: A Free Guide

I am so excited to share with you my very first FREE email series all about teaching addition strategies! Teaching Addition Strategies: Goodbye Standard Algorithm If you’re a 1st or 2nd grade teacher, you should definitely be saying SEE YA LATER to the standard algorithm. Listen, I’m not saying you

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Managing Math Centers With Independence

I often hear that teachers are worried about managing math centers so students can be successful independently. They want to use them, but they’re afraid students aren’t going to know what to do for each center. Today I want to share with you 5 tricks I’ve used to make managing

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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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These math centers & math strategies are for Common Core math standards. Students will work on various 2-digit and 3-digit addition strategies such as number lines and decomposing numbers to solve three digit addition and subtraction with regrouping and without regrouping. These student activities and products are designed for 2nd grade students. They are fun and include puzzles, games, and help students use place values to solve 3-digit addition and 3-digit subtraction.

2-3 Digit Addition Strategies

Transitioning your students from basic addition to 2-3-digit addition can be tough sometimes! There are five 2-3 digit addition strategies I focus on in my classroom. These strategies do not focus on the standard algorithm. If you’re looking for 2-3 subtraction strategies, you can read all about them over on

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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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exploring math manipulatives

Exploring Math Manipulatives

At the beginning of the year, it’s so important to set up procedures and expectations for everything, but ESPECIALLY when it comes to your math centers. That’s why I let my students spend time exploring math manipulatives! In order to have successful math rotations, students must know how to complete

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Organizing Math and Reading Rotations

Are you stressed about organizing your math & reading rotations? When it comes to organizing your math & reading rotations, small groups, and centers, it can get a little overwhelming! Be honest – Do you… Feel lost when it comes to organizing your small groups? Worry about meeting with all

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Organizing Your Math Rotations

The organization and planning/prepping that comes with math rotations can sometimes feel daunting, so today I’m going to share with you a few different ways I plan my math rotations every year. If you’re just diving into math rotations for the first time, I suggest choosing starting with only three

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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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My Math Block in a 1st/2nd Split

I’ve had a few questions on how I manage a 1st/2nd split with math, and I thought I’d take a quick post to share with you! By no means do I have it all figured out… It’s taken A LOT of trial and error and conversations with my coworkers. I’m

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