Let me start by saying, I love post-it notes! I can never have enough. I have plenty of them at school and home. We use post-it notes in our daily lives. Oftentimes, we use them to jot down notes or quick reminders. But today, I wanted to share how you can use them during your math ...

# Subtraction

## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities Part 2

This is part 2 of a two part post on Hundred Chart Activities. If you have read part 1 of the post, welcome back. If this is your first post with me I would like to welcome you. The hundreds chart is a tool for students to explore and think about the number system. Students can use it in a ...

## 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 ...

## Rethinking the way we teach Subtraction

Subtraction has always been a topic of interest to me. As a teacher I remember teaching the traditional algorithm like the one in the image below. I talked to my children about borrowing a ten from the 5 to add to the 1. It was an interesting thing because though I used the traditional ...

## 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 ...