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# Curriculum Overview

Sharing ideas and best practices to promote effective instruction in elementary math Inspired by educators around the world and the work we do at HappyNumbers.com

Do You Dread Teaching Regrouping and Exchanging? Let Us Help

Regrouping and exchanging in two-digit addition and subtraction is one of those math procedures that is often used without understanding the underlying concepts. Here, we would like to share with you some ideas we use to approach this challenging topic...
Happy Numbers team · 02 Nov

Number Sense with the Hundred Chart

Insights into the Power of the Hundred Chart! Teach place value and more using the hundred chart - ideas for classroom, online activities
Happy Numbers team · 02 Nov

K-2 Students Be Shoppin’!!!!

Shopping is an authentic, mathematical activity that calls on a wide range of skills. It’s also fun! This post will give you ideas about how to scaffold shopping exercises to meet students’ needs at various levels.
Happy Numbers team · 02 Nov

Your K-1 Students Can Do Algebra!

Although your primary students may be just learning to add and subtract small numbers, they can begin to develop algebraic thinking with this fun exercise. We’ve combined simple, familiar equations with helpful graphics to make algebra accessible to even the youngest mathematicians.
Happy Numbers team · 02 Nov

How to Teach Early Numeracy Using the Number Line

While cubes and other manipulatives support learning by representing numbers, the number line actually develops learning by giving students another look at number relationships...
Happy Numbers team · 02 Nov