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Place Value: Rounding with CPA

Place Value: Rounding with CPA

Ever felt like banging your head against a wall as you’re teaching this one? You’re in good company! Usually, we go to that old procedure we were taught where you underline the place you’re rounding to (if you’re rounding to the nearest 10, you underline the 10s...

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Place Value: More or Less

Place Value: More or Less

Got place value basics? Great! Now, let’s apply those concepts as we go deeper into place value with the idea of more and less!

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Place Value: Back to Basics

Place Value: Back to Basics

As we move from numeracy into number sense, one of the most important things we need students to understand is our place value system.  Typically, we start off our year learning about place value, reviewing from last year and then building on that. This year...

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Conservation Milestones: Conservation to 20

Conservation Milestones: Conservation to 20

As our numeracy talks start to lean towards actual number talks, let’s look at conservation to 20! Conservation to 20 numeracy talks are appropriate towards the end of the kindergarten year (the last two or three months). In 1st grade, we would start conservation to...

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Conservation Milestones: Conservation to 10

Conservation Milestones: Conservation to 10

First grade is a big year - the transition from numeracy to number talks!  Beginning in PreK, we assess the kinesthetic level of our PreK students and begin to work on conservation to 5. In Kindergarten, we want to work with any students that need kinesthetic...

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Back to School: 3 Tips for Math in the Time of COVID

Back to School: 3 Tips for Math in the Time of COVID

To say “back to school” will look a little different this year, might be an understatement! Across the country, schools are working with a tornado of different ideas and plans, some of which have yet to be solidified even today!

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Math Game Tutorials: Strategy Games

Math Game Tutorials: Strategy Games

Strategy games are an important strand of math games that are designed to help kids become more strategic in their thinking and should be threaded throughout our math workshop. Bonus: these games are fun, fast-paced, and simple to play anywhere!

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