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## Practicing +10 and -10

Ssssh!  I surprised my awesome 2nd grade teachers today after school with an easy little game for practicing +10 and -10.  The game comes from a wonderful new book that was recommended to me, Common Core Math in Action (K-2), by Catherine Jones Kuhns and Marrie...

## A Peek Inside: Give a Mouse a Number

Woo hoo!!  For my newest unit I really delved into the 1st grade NBT standards, and I’m so pleased with the results.  In addition to a Scoot game, two Capture 4 games, three partner spinner games, and seven printables, I’m really excited about the set of...

## Sean’s Strategy for Counting Coins

I have a great story for you tonight! This morning a 2nd grade teacher burst into my room to tell me what one of her amazing mathematicians had come up with all on his own. Sean was counting coins and doing exactly what he had been taught–he grouped like coins...

## Adding on a 120 Chart

A 120 chart is a great tool for supporting addition and subtraction with our younger kiddos, especially as they start to work with larger numbers. I would suggest having kids add and subtract using a 120 chart before teaching them any kind of formal computation....

## New Hundred Chart Resource

One of my favorite resources is It Makes Sense!: Using Ten-frames to Build Number Sense, Grades K-2.  It is packed with easy to follow lessons and games for using ten-frames.  Now the authors have released a new book in the same format for the hundred chart....

## Counting Boards: Counting to and from 120

I just finished up my latest product, and it’s a workstation unit designed to help students practice counting forwards to and backwards from 120.  It is aligned to both Kinder and 1st grade common core standards.  The unit contains 5 colorful counting...