Here's the understatement of the year: teaching place value is kind of a big deal! From kindergarten through 5th grade, "Numbers and Operations in Base Ten" shows up in the common core math standards like clockwork. The task of "understanding place value" grows in complexity every year and ...

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## 25 Awesome Task Card Ideas Teachers Love

Raise your hand if you're always looking for different and fun ways for your kids to practice and review what you've taught. Well, you've come to the right place. Let's talk task cards. What are Task Cards? Task cards are alternatives to worksheets. They usually contain one task or question ...

## 5 Ways to Include Math Problem Solving Activities in Your Classroom

Are you looking for math problem solving activities that are not too easy and not too hard, but juuust right? I've got something just for you and your students. Solve and Explain Problem Solving Tasks are open-ended math tasks that provide just the right amount of challenge for your kids. ...

## How to Schedule Your Daily Math Block

Ever wonder what your daily math block should look like? A well designed math block incorporates whole group and small group instruction. It also provides time for teaching new skills, practicing for mastery and reviewing previously taught skills. However, there are two things I want you to keep ...

## The Counting On Strategy for Addition

Want to learn more about the Counting On Strategy for addition? Look no further, I'm going to break it down for you right here and right now. What Is the Counting On Strategy? Counting On is a strategy kids use to, you guessed it...add numbers. Kids start using this strategy when they are able to ...

## Math Center Ideas for Success

There are numerous benefits to doing math centers, but let's be honest. There are times when things go off the rails. Been there! These math center ideas will help you get your math centers back on track. Problem: Off Task Students My kids are not on task. They're doing everything except the work ...