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 ...

# 1st Grade

## Mobile Math Task Cards for the Busy Teacher

Every minute of the instructional day is precious. There is never enough time to do it all! How can I help kids review math skills in a fun way, but still make sure they are learning? It has to be easy to implement and meaningful. These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind and ...

## Ten Frame Calendars – A New Twist on Calendar Time

Put a new twist on calendar time by using a Ten Frames Calendar to teach concepts like odd and even, counting on, composing and decomposing numbers. All while making note of special school events and holidays. A Ten Frame Calendar can help students: see how 10's are built easily ...

## Interactive Number Lines: A Number Sense Builder

Have you been looking for a hands-on way to build number sense in your elementary kids? Look no further, I have just the thing. Interactive number lines! All you need is painter’s tape, index cards and sticky notes. What is so great about interactive number lines? Join me as I show ...

## The Power of Making Tens

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 ...

## 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 ...