The 3 following addition and subtraction ideas are easy-to-implement ways to help students increase their fact fluency in kindergarten, first grade, and second-grade classrooms! Before I begin, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format below: Now, naturally, in our K-2 classrooms, most of our […]
Looking for some fun, no-prep games? These dice games for kids are engaging and effective at teaching addition to kindergarten, first, and second-grade students! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format below: If you have followed me for a while, […]
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.