Are you looking for fun and easy fun ways to teach place value to your k-2 students? Place value is one of those complex math skills we teach our young students. If students do not have a strong understanding of place value they may struggle with adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers, regrouping, and so many […]
How to Teach Addition in Kindergarten (in 5 Steps)
Teaching addition to kindergarten students is one of those building blocks of math that begins after students have developed number sense. In this post, I am going to share 5 steps to teach students addition to make sure they retain their learning. Step 1: explicit teaching & number sense knowledge Kindergarten students shouldn’t work on […]
Math Games for Distance Learning!
Oh 2020, you are a weird one. Many teachers all over the country are currently teaching in some sort of “different” way than they are used to. Many are teaching remotely through a computer screen while others are in the classroom with or without masks and many are required to socially distance while in the […]
Tips for Teaching Math Virtually
Teaching math through distance learning can pose a great challenge to our youngest learners. Everything I have ever learned about teaching math to our primary students involved hands-on learning! This can difficult to achieve through a computer screen. Today, I wanted to share 3 tips I have for teaching math while distance learning! Before I […]
Math Card Games for Kids!
I love teaching math with a deck of cards! It is simple, the games are usually a lot of FUN, and a deck of cards is accessible to almost every child out there. I have shared plenty of card games in the past, but today I wanted to share two more of my favorites for […]
5 Easy and Fun Math Games to Play At Home!
Do you happen to have any dice, dried beans, LEGOS, or cubes at home?! Then you can play so many of these educational math games at home with your kids. When teachers were thrust into distance learning a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to help by creating easy video lessons that can be sent […]
Fun Number Sense Card Game: TRASH!
We all know that having a strong number sense is vitally important to our mathematical ability. It’s why we spend so much time looking at, deconstructing, and working with numbers in kindergarten and first grade. I am always looking for fun and engaging number sense games to help my primary students practice how to identify, […]
Addition Dice Games for 1st and 2nd Grade!
Today, I am sharing two fun addition games and all you need to play is some dice! Both of these games are great for first or second grade and they are naturally low-prep. The first game is called “Going to Boston.” It’s a great way for students to quickly identify the largest number rolled and […]