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 […]
I love using all sorts of fun games when practicing addition (or really any math skill) in first grade. The game I am sharing today is a particularly easy one to prep and implement in your classroom right away. It is called Biggest Wins! All you need to play this game is a die […]
Who doesn’t need a new addition game to change things up a little?! I wanted to share this FUN and free card game that is perfect for first and second-grade students practicing their addition skills. The game is called 31 and all you need to play is a deck of cards and some cubes […]
Bean bag addition is a great outdoor game to play this summer! When the sun is shining and it’s not too hot, I love getting students outdoors to review. This game does just that. All you need to play this game is: – some outdoor space – sidewalk chalk – and bean bags I grabbed […]
I don’t know about you, but I am always on the hunt for new and engaging math centers! When my students are working independently on their math games/centers that means I am able to successfully meet with my small, guided math groups. It’s a win-win. Recently I went to an escape the room with some […]
Hands-on math. I love it, I live for it, I believe in it. Nothing keeps my students engaged more than getting their hands on a piece of the action. I spent this past year focusing on math and trying to come up with tons of engaging activities, lessons, and games for first grade students.
My first graders have always L-O-V-E-D games and so do I! As a teacher, it is the perfect way to engage your learners in skill and have them practice, practice, practice. When students are highly engaged, not only are they learning but it gives you an opportunity to meet with students who may need a […]