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 ...

# Kindergarten

## 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 ...

## 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

Looking for fun hundreds chart activities? In this blog post I'll discuss different ways to engage your students in activities using hundreds charts. These charts are great tools for students to explore and think about the number system. You can use them to teach a variety of math concepts ...

## 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 ...