Early experiences with numbers in Kindergarten simply must include the use of manipulatives. Concrete learning helps students visualize the math concepts they are learning and lead to greater number sense. Let’s see how using counters to compare numbers benefits...

I remember preparing for an interview for my first teaching position in the 90’s. I was told that I would likely be asked to explain my approach to teaching problem-solving. I jumped on the Internet to research problem-solving and craft my response. What I found...

Part/whole thinking begins in Kindergarten when students are expected to learn the number combinations for the numbers through 10. Below you see a graphic representation for the combinations for 5. These are often called number bonds. This is a year-long process as...