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10 Lessons for Estimating Length Measurement

10 Tricks & Measurement Lessons for Estimating Length

Looking for fun measurement tips, tricks, and math lessons for estimating lengths? I’ve rounded up my top 10 activities and ideas for you to use with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students! Estimating Length Lesson Tips & Tricks Start by Building an Anchor Chart: Grab your chart paper and write

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9 Partner Activities for Your Spring Math Games

As gloomy winter exits and spring arrives, what better way to celebrate the sunshine than with spring math games? It’s time to infuse some springtime excitement into your math centers! Today I’m sharing all about spring math games packed with 1st and 2nd grade math skills. The best part? They

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13 Quick & Easy Place Value Games for 2nd Grade

I love finding new place value games and activities because one of the most important math concepts in 1st and 2nd grade is place value! Students must have a strong understanding of place value to help them with subsequent math concepts. Here’s a round up of fun place value games,

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10 Math activities for the 100th day of school

10 Math Activities for the 100th Day of School

I love celebrating the 100th day of school with fun math activities! Even if your students have celebrated in past years, you can find new ways to celebrate! Here are 10 engaging math activities for your 100th day of school celebrations: 10 Math Activities for the 100th Day of School

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8 Reasons You Should Be Using Math Exit Tickets

Are you overwhelmed and frustrated by lengthy math assessments? It’s time to start using math exit tickets in your classroom! Math exit tickets are not just helpful, they are transformative tools to help you quickly check for understanding in the classroom. With so many demands placed on teachers and students,

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Super Simple Free Math Goal Sheets for K-3 Students

These free student math goal sheets are one of the simplest ways to help students, parents, and teachers track progress on important math skills. When working with early elementary students, especially those in K-3, it can be overwhelming to track every single math goal and skill. That’s why these math

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Number Talk Ideas Activities Free

4 Number Talks & Examples to Try Today

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had your whole group mini-lesson turn into a 20-minute lesson? 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’ve been there, too! That’s why I love starting guided math with number talks! Number talks are an incredibly powerful way to cultivate a community of mathematicians in your classroom. Because whole group

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8 Winning Strategies to Improve Addition Fact Fluency

If you’re a K-2 teacher, I’m sure you already know how important it is to build addition fact fluency. By the end of 2nd grade, students should, students should be able to quickly recall addition facts within 20. This means students should be able to recall answers in a matter

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Must-Have 2nd Grade Fun Math Worksheets

Want to find ready-to-go 2nd grade fun math worksheets to incorporate? Look no further! You can stop searching for the worksheets you need because we’ve created them and differentiated them for you. We know that not all your 2nd graders have the same abilities, so we created all our 2nd

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Set Up Guided Math Groups With 3 Insider Tips

No matter how many years you’ve been teaching, setting up your guided math groups can be quite the puzzle! Lucky for you, this is my favorite type of puzzle! If you’re stressing about setting up guided math groups in your classroom, you’ll definitely want to catch these three tips! Setting

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Your 1st and 2nd graders will love playing these no-prep games during guided math! Each game comes in two levels for easy differentiation!

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