Pedagogy Posts

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 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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Working with Fractions: Subtracting Fractions

Working with Fractions: Subtracting Fractions

Last, but not least, we’re closing out our Working with Fractions series with subtracting fractions with Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) means.  When it comes to subtracting fractions, this operation is very similar to adding fractions in how students understand...

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