# Part/Whole

## 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…

## Unit Fraction Game: Cover Up

Why do our students struggle to understand fractions? A big part of the problem is that fractions are incredibly abstract. If I were to ask you, Which is greater, 1/8…

## FREEBIE for Composing and Decomposing Numbers

Composing and decomposing numbers is critical learning for Kindergarteners and 1st Graders. This is something that needs to be practiced all year long as students master the combinations first for…

## Roll and Cover: Combinations for Ten Game

Oh, how I love easy games that are engaging for the kiddos and require low prep time! Especially when those games develop critical skills, like composing and decomposing numbers and…

## Online Game for Composing Numbers

As we wind down to the end of the school year, I’ve been looking for ways to keep my students engaged while still ensuring that each lesson includes worthwhile learning….

## Decomposing Numbers Into Three Parts

I’ve been working with my Firsties on composing and decomposing numbers, and we are currently working on combinations for eight. I decided to take it in a different direction this…

## What’s My Number? Differentiating in K-1

In her book How Children Learn Number Concepts*, Kathy Richardson devotes an entire chapter to composing and decomposing numbers. It may surprise you that the title of the chapter is…

## Engaging Games for Composing and Decomposing Numbers

After spending several weeks exploring number bonds, this week I’ve been working with my firsties on composing and decomposing 5. This has been such a fun week as we used…