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Free Number Sense Boosters
Could your students’ number sense use a boost? These quick and simple activities improve number sense while engaging your students.
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If you have been with me for any length of time you know that I am all about simple and effective math instruction. Finding opportunities to build number sense by illuminating the benchmarks of 5 and 10 fits the bill on both counts. Students with number sense understand how numbers
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Last week, we talked about how number sense activities don’t need to be a completely separate entity from your standards-based math instruction while specifically discussing spatial relationships. This week we will look at how the idea of one more and one less (an important concept that students with number sense
Last week we talked about 4 number relationships that build number sense in your students. In other words, students with number sense are strong in these number relationships! Building number relationships is one of those simple & effective strategies you can layer on top of the instruction you are already
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There’s math theory and then there is real life in the classroom. You may LOVE the idea of the CRA math model but you may wonder how you can incorporate this type of model with a classroom full of students with varying needs. Let’s dive into some common roadblocks to
You used hands-on materials all last week in math. Your students were rockstars. This week you were sure your students were ready to take the blocks away and move to a drawing instead. And your students fell flat. You were sure they were ready and you are left questioning what
Teaching math from a scripted program is less than inspiring. And that is putting it kindly. You likely didn’t sign up to be made to feel like a robot.You didn’t sign up to teach lessons you don’t believe in.And you certainly didn’t sign up to choose between keeping up with
5th-grade teachers are set with a difficult task. Your students previously spent the majority of their time working with whole numbers in the base ten system. Now, you are supporting your students to build numbers that may be very difficult to model and conceptualize. Thinking CRA is helpful but what tools
I recently saw a post on social media with a fun place value activity. The teacher was using saltine crackers as a hundred, thin pretzel rods as a ten and marshmallows as ones. Students would use these materials to build a variety of three-digit numbers. Fun! In general, I don’t