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 making combinations for ten. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means...

Ten is obviously an important benchmark in our number system. In Kindergarten, learning the combinations of the numbers up to ten is a year-long process. Ten-frames are an ideal tool for exploring combinations for ten. Because of its relationship to ten, one hundred...

One of the most critical relationships that young children can develop as they begin their mathematical journey is the idea that numbers can be composed and decomposed in different ways. In Kindergarten, most standards refer to this as knowing all the combinations for...

In the early grades, students need to identify coins, know the values of the coins, and understand relationships between the coins (1 nickel has the same value as 5 pennies). This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase...

It’s the beginning of the new school year, so what better time to think about the time-honored tradition of counting to the 100th Day of School? Many teachers have routines for counting the days to the 100th day, but I want to propose using ten-frames. You can...