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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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Math Projects for 2nd Graders

If there’s one thing I love when creating math projects for 2nd graders, it’s the eager passion for school, puzzles, and solving problems. Even if sometimes the mystery is where did our teacher leave her coffee in the classroom? Not speaking from experience or anything! It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation with

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The Best Math Stations for 2nd Grade

When it comes to finding the best math stations for 2nd grade, I am always searching for centers that are correlated to key 2nd grade math skills AND are able to be used any time of year! How many times have you searched for math stations only to find an

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The Best Math Stations for 1st Grade

If there’s one problem I always encounter when searching for the right math stations for 1st grade… it’s when I find the skill I want my students to practice, but the center is totally themed for the wrong season! For example, I might love how a math station is designed

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6 Strategies for Subtraction with Free Charts

When it comes to teaching 2-3 digit strategies for subtraction, you either love it or totally despise it. And to be honest, I think I’ve found myself in both camps before! How many times have you seen an anchor plastered all over the internet with this catchy subtraction poem? More

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Get 5 Free Math Games

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

Free holiday math activities

Get 5 math activities including centers, partner games, math crafts, and more for 1st & 2nd grade!