# Category: Numbers and Number Sense

### How To Build Number Sense Without Putting a Stop to Your Regular Instruction

Number sense is not separate from “regular” math instruction! If you want to build number sense in your students you need to continually layer number sense building principles on top of your daily math instruction.

### 5 Simple & Effective Games to Practice the Partners of Ten

Knowing the partners of ten opens up the world of fact fluency and flexibility for your students. The best part? There’s no need to drill these facts! Your students can play engaging, hands-on, SIMPLE games to reinforce the partners of ten.   The 5 games listed below will help your

### Number Sense is NOT a Separate Math Skill!

I’ve talked to more than a few teachers who have mentioned that their students’ weakest area is number sense. “Maybe I should just slow down my instruction and work on number sense for a while.” they say. But here’s the thing- number sense doesn’t need to be separate from your

### How Benchmarks of 5 and 10 Build Remarkable Number Sense

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

### How to use Simple Number Sense Activities to Boost Part Whole Thinking

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### What are Spatial Relationships and How Does It Help Build 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

### 4 Relationships You Need to Know to Build Number Sense

You intuitively know which of your students has number sense and, even more evident, you know which students do not have number sense. But how can you develop your students’ number sense? I used to be incredibly frustrated when it came to talking about developing number sense. I knew that some

### How to Prevent Teen Number Reversals With One Easy Activity

I cringe when it happens- a student brings you a piece of work they are so proud of. They have figured out a tricky story problem or have used blocks to add two numbers together. Their thinking is exactly correct. But their answer? It’s written in reverse. Thirteen has turned