Hello! This is Greg from Mr Elementary Math and I am excited to be taking part in the first I Teach linky series. I wanted to talk about one of my favorite math strategies "Making Tens". Making Tens is such a powerful strategy because it reinforces relationships between numbers. When young ...

# Addition & Subtraction

Ten frames, number lines and alternative strategies! Below you find useful ideas, strategies and resources to help you teach and review addition and subtraction.

## Math Problem Solving 101

Have you ever given your students a money word problem where someone buys an item from a store, but your students come up with an answer where the person that bought the item ends up with more money than he or she came in with? Word problem solving is one of those things that many of our children ...

## Math Literature Connection – One Big Pair of Underwear

Recently, I had an opportunity to connect with a new children's author by the name of Laura Gehl. She wrote a wonderful book entitled, One Big Pair of Underwear. The book infuses counting concepts for primary grades in a way that is fun and humorous. I eagerly took on the task ...

## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities

**This will be a 2 part post in which I will discuss different ways to engage students in activities using hundreds charts. Each post will include three activities to engage students.** The hundreds chart is a tool for students to explore and think about the number system. Students can use ...

## Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop organized by Brandi of The Research Based Classroom. Take this journey with me and 11 other excellent educators as we discuss books that have changed our teaching. Each blogger will be giving away a copy of the book ...

## Just the Math Facts: Addition Facts Web Games

Here are two FREE online math games that come by way of the Oswego City School District. These games provide a great way for students to practice basic addition facts while having fun at the same time. My favorite is called Sum Sense - Addition. In this game students work on creating a ...

## All about Addition Strategies

Do you find that your students have difficulty explaining the way to solve an addition problem? According to John Van De Walle, "Research has demonstrated that children will invent a lot of different strategies for addition and subtraction. Your goal (as an educator) might be that each of ...

## Making Ten Poster Kit

Are your kindergarten and 1st graders beginning to connect number sentences with ten frames? Get this Making Ten Poster Kit. Making Ten is an important mental math strategy. It prepares students for upper elementary grades because they are able to build tens quickly and add on from that ...