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 ...

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## 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 ...

## How to Choose Meaningful Math Centers: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

"I need meaningful math centers." This is a comment I hear a lot and I want to talk more about it because I feel like it's one of those phrases that get's thrown around, but doesn't get defined. Before I share more, let's backtrack just a little bit. We're in Part 4 of The Ultimate Guide to Math ...

## Tips for Managing Math Centers

When I think about managing math centers, the phrase that immediately pops into my mind is "routines and procedures". I am sure you've heard this before, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. A major part of a good management system is being proactive. Preparing for unwanted behaviors BEFORE they even happen ...

## How to Organize Your Math Centers

Organizing math centers is one of the major keys to running smooth workstations in your classroom. Being organized: keeps your students on task (more structure, less questions, less distractions) helps maximize time (when you and your students can easily find things you don't waste time) ...