ReBlog: Strategies for Supporting Counting & Cardinality Skills

Primary students need to have strong counting and number sense skills to continue mastering important math skills as they get older. This is why I encourage parents of new first graders to focus on counting skills during the summer and throughout the school year.

Moving Beyond Traditional Summer Packets, Part 2

I personally believe that traditional summer packets are important to help students practice basic skills. However, I do believe that we need to add more options for students to explore other areas of the curriculum, so they can improve their critical thinking skills.

Quick Guide: Fun4theBrain.com Education Website

Do you spend your hours searching for a quality education website to integrate into your classroom curriculum? Most educators know about BrainPop, Raz-Kids, Reading A to Z, and Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming) education websites. You may not know about Fun4theBrain.com! Fun4theBrain.com is an awesome … Read More

Number Sentence Sorts: Easy Addition Math Center

Are you looking for an easy math center for your first and second graders? I am always looking for fun games to help my students with their basic addition facts. Flashcards are a great resource for memorization. Sorting activities are another way to help … Read More

Why Mt. Multiplis App Beats Math Flash Card Apps

Linka speaks and multiplication warriors should listen! Mt. Multiplis gives you the power to move beyond multiplication flash cards. It is resource you need to help your students use the properties of multiplication to solve problems.  Trista Lanette Pollard, NBCT One of my favorite … Read More

Best Tip Ever: Math Vs Dinosaurs App

How do you help your students become fluent in their basic addition and subtraction facts? According to the Common Core State Standards, [all students should fluently] add and subtract within 20… [and by the] end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit … Read More

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