Even, Odd numbers
Telling Time, Clocks
Free Math resources
Hundreds chart, 120 chart
Greater or Less than
Place Value, Rounding numbers
Place Value Tent Cards
Place Value Tent Cards are a fantastic way to incorporate hands-on learning into your place value instruction. All of your students will love working with these tent cards to create numbers. Place value becomes very visual, which is so important. Click to download these cards for free and get started with them in your classroom!
EFFECTIVE MENTAL MATH ADDITION STRATEGIES (and free quick reference cards)
Math strategies are like "tools in a toolbox." When our students are faced with an equation, we want them to be able to select the most effective tool for the job. This set of Addition Strategy Quick Reference Cards will help you ensure that you're teaching the most effective addition strategies.
Best Math Apps and Websites for Elementary Classrooms
With greater access to technology than ever before, math apps and websites are widely used in today’s classrooms. I wanted to provide you with a comprehensive list of some of the best ones out there, so I sought advice from our teacher community! Several hundred teachers got back to me with some of their favorite apps and websites!
Breaking Apart An Addend: An Addition Strategy
Breaking up the second number is a mental math strategy for addition. Some students may find this method more efficient than left-to-right addition. This strategy involves breaking up the second number in an equation into more manageable parts. Like many other mental math strategies, this strategy encourages students to think flexibly and to manipulate numbers in different ways. This is the big goal of mental math! Includes two FREE printable worksheets.
Effective Strategies for Teaching Addition Facts
Strategies are ESSENTIAL, for all operations. I like to think of strategies like tools in a tool box. When our students see an equation, we want them to be able to choose an effective strategy that will help them solve that particular equation. Here are some of the most effective strategies for addition.
Three Base Ten Activities to Introduce Place Value
Wondering how to use that set of Base Ten blocks in your classroom to introduce place value? Here are three different introductory place value activities that require little to no prep. Race to 100, How Many Ways, What's the Value?
Salute: A Great Math Fact Card Game for Speed and Automaticity
Salute is a fantastic card game to encourage speed and automaticity with basic math facts. This game works with addition/subtraction or multiplication/division. Click to get free printable game instructions.
Using Friendly Numbers: An Addition Strategy
A friendly number is a number that is easy to work with. For example, multiples of 10 are “friendly” because they are easy to work with when we add or subtract. When we use the “friendly number” strategy for addition, it helps us work with big numbers. This is because we are essentially breaking the equation up into more manageable parts. Get tips, ideas, and free printables for the friendly number addition strategy here.
Even and Odd: The Importance of Conceptual Understanding
Even and Odd: The Importance of Conceptual Understanding (Blog Post) I was taught even and odd by being told to memorize the numbers: 2,4,6,8. As a tiny child I don’t think I truly understood why a number was even vs. odd. Allow young learners the time to explore the concept using pairs.