## The ABCs of Number Sense

Number sense.  A phrase that we hear a lot in the math world. Some kids have it and some don’t. Many adults lack number sense! But what do we mean by number sense, and how do we help our students develop a strong sense of number? This post contains affiliate...

## Connecting Standards: Number Combinations & Graphing

I’m always looking for ways to help students make connections between different mathematical concepts. For this activity, I’ve connected number combinations with graphing. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and...

## Cube Trains: Composing and Decomposing Numbers

“More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to number than to other topics.”  That statement is from the introduction to the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. In other words, all standards are not created equal. There are...

## The Evolution of a Number Bond

Number bonds help children develop an understanding of part/whole thinking and lead to working flexibly with numbers. Let’s take that idea a step further and make a case for just how important the concept of composing and decomposing is. According to the CCSSM,...

## Teaching Number Bonds

I think if you asked people to tell you what they know about Singapore Math, many would say, Oh, that’s model drawing. And while that’s one part of it, it really starts much earlier than that with their incredible routines for building number sense. Enter...