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Could your students’ number sense use a boost? These quick and simple activities improve number sense while engaging your students.
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Lean into the Valentine’s Day fun this month with a Valentine’s Day math read aloud along with some other easy-to-implement Valentine’s Day math activities! Valentine’s Day Math Read Aloud This sweet book Valentine’s Day, Here I Come is a collection of short poems perfect for a pre-k through 1st grade
When it comes to fact fluency it can be easy both to over-simplify *and* to over complicate. Having a clear plan with fact fluency materials at the ready can simplify the task of assessing, instructing and practicing math facts. What Fact Fluency Materials Should You Have On Hand? You will
If, for whatever reason, math intervention is feeling overwhelming right now, this blog post is for you. These quick-start math intervention resources will help you move from no-plan to ready-to-go in a few short and simple steps. When a project feels too big or too overwhelming it can be easy
Whether you are a classroom teacher or an interventionist working primarily with small groups you may have encountered a student or group of students who have significant gaps in mathematical understanding. Determining the next steps can feel overwhelming when they seem to need “everything” but we can simplify the process
This may be the most controversial post I have written since “Key Words are NOT the Key To Word Problems” but here we go. Should we use the alligator number comparison strategy to support our students in comparing numbers? My answer is a resounding yes… and no. I take the
Sometimes, planning fewer *new* activities is the math intervention strategy that will make the difference for your students. Any time you can spend less time planning while also maintaining engagement and increasing student understanding, it should be considered a win! When your students are developing their understanding of a new
Word problems are the place where numbers, operations, and comprehension collide. Numberless word problems are a tool you can use to boost comprehension so that your students can confidently apply their knowledge of numbers and operations to solve. If you’ve never used this tool before, or if you have tried
If you have a goal around increasing math fact automaticity in your students this year you are in the right place. We’re going to untangle who should be working towards automaticity in the year ahead along with what steps to take to get there in a stress-free way. My 4-year-old
Math intervention planning is a delicate balance between providing your students the time and space they need to understand while also moving with a sense of speed and purpose because you are aiming to close gaps. These tips will help you to accomplish that balance in your math intervention planning.
Math intervention assessment is not the same as assessing tier 1 math instruction. Following these few simple tips will help you to determine who needs to receive math intervention and where you will start with instruction. Do Use Multiple Data Points… Don’t Expect To Get It All From One Screener