## Your K-1 Students Can Do Algebra!

Although your primary students may be just learning to add and subtract small numbers, they can begin to develop algebraic thinking with this fun exercise. We’ve combined simple, familiar equations with helpful graphics to make algebra accessible to even the youngest mathematicians. These challenging but grade-appropriate tasks are a great way to encourage higher-order thinking while bringing depth and rigor to fundamental math skills …

## 7 Classroom Ideas for Building +/- Fact Fluency

Are your primary students now confident in counting through double digits and even showing a solid understanding of simple addition and subtraction? If so, then it’s time for your students to advance their mastery by building fact fluency. And here are some fun activities that will help them do just that …

## Advanced Math for K-1: Digging Deeper into Numeration

Our exciting work at HappyNumbers.com doesn’t just happen in front of a computer screen – it takes place in the classroom as well. As we interact with students at all levels, we often find the opportunity to explore non-standard solutions or build mathematical logic. These discoveries have inspired us to develop the Extended Thinking Series, […]

## Addressing Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards with Happy Numbers!

CCSS correlation has come to Happy Numbers! Our interactive website offers more than 100 engaging exercises to bring math to life for your students and now we’ve added even more value for teachers by including correlation to Common Core State Standards. We think you’ll find it helpful to see which activities correspond to which standards, as well […]

## 3 New Topics to Reinforce +/- Facts to Ten

Ask any veteran teacher and they will tell you of hours upon hours spent copying, coloring, cutting, laminating, and organizing flashcards, file folder games, envelope activities, and other math centers in an attempt to build fact fluency in students. But the work didn’t end there. Students needed to be monitored, corrected, and moved ahead as […]

## Number Sense Step by Step: 22 Lessons for your Students

[Be sure to use your own free account at HappyNumbers.com to try the activities described in this post!]   As a teacher, you know that basic numeration skills are important for your students to learn more advanced concepts in future. Teaching those fundamental principals involves breaking them down into their constituent parts to be taught explicitly. And this […]

## Extended Thinking Series: Column Addition

Development of our interactive exercises is a very exciting process. It results not only in what you find at HappyNumbers.com, but also in so many interesting things discussed and discovered by the team along the way. In our Advanced Exercises Series we share exercises with non-standard solutions which we’ve stumbled upon while doing our work. […]