Lower Elementary (K-2) Posts

Visual Models for Problem Solving in 1st Grade

Visual Models for Problem Solving in 1st Grade

As students enter 1st grade, they continue to work on math comprehension using early structures, like the Kindergarten journal we introduced last week, but now we begin to add visual models to the mix! Let’s recap a child’s...

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Solving Word Problems in Kindergarten

Solving Word Problems in Kindergarten

From real objects in the physical world, to quantitative pictures, to story mats and acting out problems, each step in the developmental journey takes our littles closer to confidence in the word problem solving process. Each step is important so that we help them...

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Before Inside Out: Developing a Foundation of Visualization and Visual Memory

Before Inside Out: Developing a Foundation of Visualization and Visual Memory

What happens if students can’t even visualize the word, let alone spell it inside out? We live in a “plugged in” culture, where students spend extended periods of time consuming visual images. This severely limits their visual memory or their ability to access and recall images and real-life situations that happened to them.

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Introducing…The Math Mights!

Introducing…The Math Mights!

Ever get confused by all the strategies out there for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? What if there were a fun, friendly, character that you could associate with each strategy to help you keep them straight?? Introducing the Math Mights! Strategic...

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