Oh, how I love easy games that are engaging for the kiddos and require low prep time! Especially when those games develop critical skills, like composing and decomposing numbers and making combinations for ten. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means...

There’s a lot to be learned from the data that comes from state testing if we use it correctly. Oftentimes, we’ll take a problem that students, as a whole, perform poorly on and we create a bunch of problems just like that one and “teach” them...

Not too long ago I wrote about the power of part/whole thinking, and how an understanding that begins in Kindergarten has tons of applications throughout the elementary curriculum. Here’s yet another one. Take a look at this fraction addition problem. Think...

How important is it that our students understand fractions? According to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, it’s super important. The research team found that fifth graders’ understanding of fractions and division predicted high school...

Ten is obviously an important benchmark in our number system. In Kindergarten, learning the combinations of the numbers up to ten is a year-long process. Ten-frames are an ideal tool for exploring combinations for ten. Because of its relationship to ten, one hundred...