Math Grades K-2

Are Timed Tests Effective Tools for Teaching Fact Fluency?

Are Timed Tests Effective Tools for Teaching Fact Fluency?
"Drilling with out understanding is harmful. I'm not saying math facts aren't important. I'm saying math facts are best learned when we understand them and use them in different situations."  Jo Boaler, Stanford University Read the trending article about her research…
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Ten Frames – Why they are awesome!

Ten Frames – Why they are awesome!
Ten-frames are a simple graphic tool that allow children to "see" number values.  They are used in Pre-K through 2nd grade to represent values, build an understanding of ten, relate ten to place value in numbers greater than ten, help…
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A Different Angle on Basic Facts

A Different Angle on Basic Facts
Many kids who struggle to learn their basic facts often believe there are hundreds of facts to be learned because they do not understand the relationship between the facts and between the operations.  A tool that can help students learn…
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Adding from Left to Right? What’s up with That?

Adding from Left to Right? What’s up with That?
As you all know there are many reasons to teach students different strategies and algorithms.  We want our children to find the most efficient and accurate method that works for them.  As teachers and parents, we want to encourage our…
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