The world of numbers is extremely vast, and that is the main idea students explore in Grade 2. They extend their knowledge of numbers from 100 to 1000 and review operations they learned in Grade 1 with larger numbers. The fluency with addition and subtraction students grasp within this school year creates a firm foundation […]

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Kindergarten students briefly touch on numbers beyond 20, and then in Grade 1 they expand their knowledge much farther to 120! First, they build fluency with addition and subtraction within 10 in exercises with and without visual representations. Then they learn step-by-step how to add or subtract beyond 10, count by ten, and use numerical […]

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Kindergarten students make a very important step in their mathematical education — in this grade, they transition to abstract thinking. Whereas in Pre-Kindergarten they lightly touched upon cubes as abstract objects, in Kindergarten they will become familiar with the Number Line and Base-10 Blocks. Here, the first math signs appear (plus and minus). Students will […]

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This is the very beginning of an amazing trip into the world of mathematics! It will turn out to be a life-long journey, as math is so much more than part of the educational process. The design of the Pre-Kindergarten exercises is very friendly and includes a lot of game-like tasks because the youngest students […]

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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 …

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As your K-1 students move into addition through 10, they will need to relate the concrete to the abstract to transition smoothly. Using base-10 blocks to represent equations is a great way to provide the conceptual understanding of those equations and the strategies for solving them. In alignment with CCSS goals, it builds a much deeper knowledge of addition than just memorizing facts. Assuming your students understand the basics of place value, here are several strategies for teaching addition through 10 with base-10 blocks…

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Even if your primary students are at the point of knowing number names far beyond 10, this doesn’t guarantee that they can think about and manipulate larger numbers properly, as their knowledge may represent linguistic skills more so than math skills. Early understanding of place value is an important milestone for your students as they advance in numeration and operations. Here are some activities to help your students to move toward this milestone …

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