# Composing & Decomposing

## Kindergarten Number Combinations and Fact Fluency

In the landscape of early childhood education, the significance of learning number combinations through 10 in kindergarten cannot be overstated. While it might seem like just one of many skills…

## Visualzing algebra using part/whole thinking

I recently presented at NCTM‘s regional conference in Seattle. The theme of the conference wasย Everyone Belongs Here. Here’s more on that from their website: The conference will explore instructional practices…

## The Standard Algorithm for Multidigit Addition and Subtraction in 3 Easy Steps

Are you a 2nd Grade teacher who loses sleep over teaching the standard algorithm for multidigit addition and subtraction? Or a 3rd or 4th grade teacher trying to remediate students…

## Online Multiplication Fact Practice Game

Are you looking for an engaging way for your students to practice their multiplication facts? Well, of course you are! Check out this engaging multiplication fact practice game! Math Lines,…

## Fact Families vs Number Bonds

For many years, primary teachers taught fact families. If you look carefully at either the CCSSM or the Texas state standards, the TEKS, you will not see fact families mentioned…

## PreK Math: What Does Early Numeracy Look Like?

People have some pretty strong feelings about what PreK math and even Kindergarten math should look like. How do we help young children develop important mathematical understandings while still incorporating…

## FREE Computation Games, K-5

Kids learn best when they are engaged and challenged! Luckily, math games have the power to do both! Read on for FREE computation games for grades K-5. This post contains…

## Understanding the Equal Sign

Equality is a hugely important concept in math, and that begins with truly understanding the equal sign. Today I’m sharing with you a mini-lesson that can be used for whole-class…

## Dominoes Addition/Subtraction Number Bonds

Do you wonder where fact families are found in the current standards? The fact is, current standards don’t actually mention fact families at all anymore. Instead, they refer to “the…