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• Ten holds special importance in our number system. It’s no wonder, then, that a critical Kindergarten skill is knowing all of the combinations for making…
• Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many professional development sessions. One such session that stands out in my mind was renowned…
• Today I have a little twist on the Think-Pair-Share strategy. When using Think-Pair-Share, you pose a question to the class, give them a minute to…
• Here’s the scenario: You decided on your math workshop routines, you taught your procedures and expectations, and you feel like you’re in full swing. Now……
• Many of us spent the better part of 2020 scrambling for DIY professional development as we all had to quickly come up to speed with…
• I will freely admit that I’m not the techiest of teachers! But like so many others, I’m finding my way around digital resources these days.…
• The shift from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking is a monumental leap in mathematical understanding. It’s no wonder, then, that both the CCSSM and Texas…
• I love math games! Part of the advantage of games over worksheets is that they are repeatable. Whether using dice, cards, or a spinner, the…
• 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…
• In Kindergarten, our kiddos learn their “Friends of Ten“. In other words, they learn all the combinations that make ten (ex., 2 + 8, 3…
• 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…
• 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…
• Manipulatives, thought by some to be useful only for young children, are appropriate for students of all ages and should be used whenever new concepts…
• 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…
• 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!…
• 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…

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