Audience – K-5 Posts

Welcome, Dotson!

Welcome, Dotson!

We are super excited to announce our new Deck o’ Dots, featuring our new character Dotson!  Dotson is a part of our Math Mights family. The last of original 10,000 decks of Deck o’ Dots has gone to its new home and so it’s time to welcome our new and improved...

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Playing with Numbers: SumBlox

Playing with Numbers: SumBlox

Wouldn’t it be great if there were blocks that could specifically support play in math and allow our students participate in mathematical self-discovery?

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Resources for Promoting Play and Learning

Resources for Promoting Play and Learning

I think we can all agree that our youngest students need to spend more time playing and developing their fine and gross motor skills and building a strong foundation for academics. But where do we even start?

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Create a “Math Salad Bar”

Create a “Math Salad Bar”

Back to school means getting ORGANIZED! So your goal is to get Math Workshop up and running in your classroom, but you are dreading getting "buckets" together with materials such as dice, chips, game boards, etc.You know how much planning time you lose setting this up...

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Across the Pond-Strategy Game

I am just about ready to send my new publication CD download filled with Math Strategy Games K-8 to the editor! This new product will feature 15 printable Strategy Games with colored game boards, 8 Math Practice Posters, Math Workshop Cards (see below) and more! As a...

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Rounding using an Abacus!

Rounding & Estimating are difficult concepts for students to understand and apply. Many students when learning how to estimate or to round a number learn a basic procedure to help them understand the process. For example, we have always heard the saying, "If it is...

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Number Talks

Happy Thursday Blogger Friends!Here is a shout out to my friends at Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield, Michigan. It has been a pleasure working with all of you this year and I look forward to our continued work together in math next school year. We had great...

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Intervention Strategy: Sandwiching

Intervention Strategy: Sandwiching

Flashcards can strike fear in the hearts of both teachers and students alike, especially when the pile of "unknowns" is bigger than the pile of "knowns." Typically, we have students practice the pile of "unknowns" because we think those are the ones that they need to...

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