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Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

The holiday season is approaching and I am again humbled and appreciative of the love and support of Math Coach's Corner followers! Your comments inspire and encourage me, lift my spirits on a down day, and totally validate my faith in the great teaching that is going...

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Make a Ten Strategy for Addition

Make a Ten Strategy for Addition

In Kindergarten, our kiddos learn their "Friends of Ten". In other words, they learn all the combinations that make ten (ex., 2 + 8, 3 + 7, etc.). In 1st grade, as students begin learning their basic addition facts, they apply that knowledge in a strategy known as...

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Flexibility with Place Value

Flexibility with Place Value

Just a quick post about place value and how important it is for students to be able to decompose numbers by place value in different ways. Here's what I mean. Typically, we think of 34 as 3 tens and 4 ones. That's certainly true, but it can also be decomposed as 2...

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Flexible Number Tasks

Flexible Number Tasks

A sweet friend recently reminded me of an activity I created and shared a number of years ago, and I decided to dust it off and extend it! I love activities that are flexible and repeatable, unlike worksheets that are pretty much one-and-done. These flexible number...

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Resources for Digital Learning

Resources for Digital Learning

Even as we left school in May, I think most of us assumed that the 2020/2021 school year would be unlike any other. Like many of you, I spent a good part of my summer learning more about digital learning. And while many of us connect digital learning exclusively with...

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New Digital Math Games!

New Digital Math Games!

The other day, I posted a picture on Facebook and Instagram of something I was working on, and I was blown away by the response! Yes, I am working to digitize my resources. This is not only in response to the increased need for resources to support remote learning in...

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Making Ten Back and Forth Game

Making Ten Back and Forth Game

Ten has a special place in our number system, so it is critical that children know all the combinations for making ten. A quick look at where this skill goes in first and second grade helps emphasize the importance of mastering this critical skill by the end of...

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1st Grade Essentials: Basic Fact Strategies

1st Grade Essentials: Basic Fact Strategies

With pages of math standards at each grade level, what is really considered essential learning? In this series of posts, I attempt to highlight the key skills at every grade level, explain those skills in layman's terms, and provide activities and tasks for helping...

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