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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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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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Christmas Math & Reading Activities

The month of December is always crazy busy, and I’m totally one to just embrace the chaos! Students are excited. The holidays are almost here (not to mention a two-week winter break)! That’s why I love integrating Christmas math & reading activities in the classroom. My Favorite Christmas Math &

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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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2-3 Digit Subtraction Strategies

Teaching 2-3 digit subtraction strategies is one of the most difficult skills to teach! Seriously, it can be SO tricky, but today I want to share with you 4 2-3 digit subtraction strategies that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of subtraction. These strategies do not focus on

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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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2nd Grade Math Centers for Common Core

Struggling with planning 2nd grade math centers that are engaging and align with Common Core that you can use all year? You’ll love this post with tons of helpful links to help you find the best 2nd grade math centers for your classroom! Looking for first grade? Head here! The

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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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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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