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Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 213-214

Math Mights Teacher’s Guide: Episodes 213-214

In case you’ve missed it, we’re a *little* excited about our Math Mights show that launched last week! Two new shows from every grade level (K-3) per week - it’s incredible! Don’t let the cute, colorful cartoon characters fool you! There is a lot of careful thought...

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Virtual Manipulatives for Virtual Math Instruction

Virtual Manipulatives for Virtual Math Instruction

Doesn't that sound amazing? Having virtual manipulatives at your fingertips, especially considering where we are in today in education (face-to-face, hybrid or even in-class), can certainly take your teaching of mathematical concepts to the next level.  In the...

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Counting Buddy Fun

Counting Buddy Fun

Do you have a Counting Buddy Jr. or a Counting Buddy Sr. in your classroom? Ever wished you used it more? Get ready to explore the many ways this versatile little manipulative can be used, even outside of math!  I designed the Counting Buddy nine years ago as an...

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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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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 developmental journey through problem...

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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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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...

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