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By the end of Kindergarten, students are required to fluently add and subtract within 5. Throughout the year, students have built conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through joining and separating situations. They've also have ample experience working with Five…

According to MAFS.K.OA.1.1, students in kindergarten are required to, "Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations." They are also required to, "Solve addition and subtraction word…

Students are naturally inquisitive and observant! Why not use these characteristics to teach new concepts! One-way to utilize students problem solving abilities is through Three-Act-Tasks. Three-Act-Tasks allows students to draw on their natural noticingâ€™s and wonderings! The Three-Act-Tasks consist of:…

The Progression of Addition and Subtraction is a wildly discussed topic in elementary schools. It is important that we do not rush students' understanding of the operations. Learning should be anchored in the foundational understanding of joining and separating situations,…

What math do you see in this picture? According to the Standards for Mathematical Practices, "Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations." How might students make sense of the quantities in this picture? What…

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