I’ve spent a couple of days this week in meetings for what could, I guess, be called an early numeracy task force for my district. We’ve been discussing and developing a continuum of skills our students must have to be considered numerically fluent.

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No surprise that we have been referring to John Van de Walle’s **Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades PreK-2** extensively. If you are a primary math teacher, this is about the best $45 you can spend!

Foundational to the development of number sense is…drum roll…**subitizing**! The original version of this book had downloadable blackline masters (that link is now long gone…). The dot cards for practicing subitizing were quite small, so I enlarged some of them for my Kinder teachers to use whole-group.

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What a great post! This book is for K-3, the author also has one for 3-5… would you recommend this?

I have a third graders who is missing out on basic skills, he is about a year behind due to a disability that was recently diagnosed. Which book would be best to use with him?

Thanks!

Mrs Poland

Think, Wonder, & Teach

The K-3 and 3-5 books overlap a little bit. I would say that since he’s got some gaps, you might want to start with K-3, but you’re not going to have much in that book for multiplication and division. It’s tricky with 3rd grade.

I am your follower already. I like the Number Posters to 20.

Hey Elena, email me so I can send it to you, okay?

my e-mail is [email protected]=valle.k12.tx.us

I just sent it. 🙂

Oops. I copied and pasted your email address from what you posted above, but the email bounced back to me.

I’m a big fan of Van de Walle!

❀ Tammy

Forever in FirstI’m a big fan of Van de Walle!

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Forever in FirstOur Math Study Group is also using Van De Walle’s book to create/modify units for building numeracy and fluency. I’d love to see the list you guys come up with for the continuum of skills K students must have to be considered numerically fluent.

Lisa

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Sounds like a fabulous project you’re embarking on! Our district develops our curriculum based on the Texas standards, the TEKS, so we don’t have to create our own. I did roadmap out a progression that could be used for common core standards in

this post.I’ve been a follower of your blog for awhile, and I thank you so much! I teach kindergarten and I am on my district’s Math committee. Trying to find some good professional books to read this summer, to help me be a better Math teacher and to contribute to the committee I am on. Our district has Go Math, which is aligned to CC. It sounds like this is a great professional book. Are there others you would recommend? Thanks Donna!

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Thank you for sharing. I would like a copy of the 1-20 posters please and thank you so much!

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