# Math

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Latest Math Posts

### 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

### Beginning of the Year Math Assessments

Beginning of the Year Math Assessments At the beginning of the year, it’s always incredibly important to get to know your students as readers and mathematicians. Having the right beginning of the year math assessments is crucial! I always found it was much easier to get to know my students’

### Free Summer Math Review

Want to help your students keep their brains sharp this summer? Send home these free summer math review sheets! These one-page math sheets include a problem of the day for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Math Review: Problem of the Day While we always want our students to practice

### Math With Playing Cards

Right now many teachers and families are learning how to cope with this new normal of working from home, distance learning, and so much more. I know it’s an incredibly stressful time! I wanted to give teachers and families a fun way to practice math skills at home with just

### Differentiating Math Centers Easily

During guided math, my students went to 3 math rotations a day. Teacher table, independent work, and math centers. I love, love, LOVE using math centers in the classroom! I loved meeting with my small groups during meet with the teacher because I could work with each small group at

### Math Fact Fluency Friday: The Best Way to End the Week

I don’t know about you, but I love Fridays. There’s something about the happiness of a Friday that makes us as teachers change things up a little bit. In my 2nd grade classroom, we always had “Free Choice Friday” for the last 20 minutes of the day, but in the

### Introducing Multiplication: How To Activities & Ideas

At the end of second grade or the beginning of 3rd grade, it’s usually time to start introducing multiplication! If I had a quarter for every time a 2nd grader asked me when we were going to learn multiplication I’d be… well, I’d have a decent number of quarters. But

### 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

### 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 guided

### 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

### 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 a few 2-3 digit subtraction strategies that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of subtraction. These strategies do not focus

### 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