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 absolutely love workstation activities that are easy to prep, easy for the kiddos to understand and do, are easily differentiated, and grow with the students as their skills develop. I’m pretty sure that’s what I’ve got for you tonight! This...

Quick post tonight–it’s Friday! Here’s a little sorting and comparing activity my 1st grade teachers asked me to make for them. Assign a target number for students to work with. For example, if students are using 20 as the target number, they...

There, I said it. And while I’m at it, PacMan is soooooooo 70s! It’s time to move past using alligators for comparing numbers. There are really two steps involved in comparing numbers. First, students need to understand quantity and determine which number...

The numbers from 11-20 can be tricky for students. We want them to understand that each of those numbers is a group of ten and some extras. Or, in the case of 20, two groups of ten. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and...