# Math

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Latest Math Posts

### 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

### 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

### 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

### Fun, Math End of the Year Activities For Elementary Students

How do you make it to the end of the year, keep your students engaged, and review key math skills you’ve worked on all year? I have the ULTIMATE, fun end of the year activities for elementary students that they are going to love! The last few weeks of school

### 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

### 3 Reasons Math Fluency Practice is So Important

Math fluency practice is essential in every classroom. If you teach K-2, you’re most likely focusing on learning those addition and subtraction facts. And if you teach 3rd-5th, you’re probably focusing on multiplication and division facts. Regardless, it’s crucial that we implement quality math fluency practice regularly. In this post,

So it’s time to teach your students 2-digit or 3-digit addition math strategies… which ones will you teach? Where do you start? Let’s break down 6 different addition math strategies you can use with your students, especially 2nd graders, all year long! Before we begin, there’s one burning question I

### 5 Place Value Books to Add to Your Guided Math Lessons

Teaching place value in first grade or second grade? Try adding some of these place value books to your lessons! Using picture books is one of the best ways to engage your students and make place value connections. 5 Place Value Books to Check Out While there are many excellent

### Guided Math Schedule: How To Organize Time & Small Group Rotations

Let’s talk about making a schedule for guided math small groups and rotations. If trying to figure out how to fit everything in is a struggle for you, you’re not alone! It’s important to remember that teaching math in small groups is one of the most effective ways to differentiate instruction.

Launching guided math is no easy feat! It can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to keep track of everything for guided math, so I’m here to help you get started with a few free guided math resources! Free Guided Math Lesson Plans Not sure how to even introduce guided math

### How to Write Sub Plans for Guided Math

Imagine this: You wake up sick (or your child wakes up sick) at 4:00 am and you realize… there’s no way you’re going to make it to school in the morning. Time to make sub plans. Now, would you believe me if I told you that it’s actually possible to

### 3 Tips to Refresh Your Guided Math Small Groups

When your students get back from a break or struggle with the monotony of your typical small group guided math routine, it might be time to refresh and start over! This is the perfect time to switch things up, review expectations, and get back into guided math small groups with