# 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

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

Advanced Math for K-1: Digging Deeper into Numeration

The two worksheets that comprise Numeration 1-10: Taking it Further encourage extended thinking about this topic by adding a spatial/relational element to numbers. The first worksheet challenges students to create a ‘flow’ of numbers from lower to higher values by drawing arrows, which is great for reinforcing comparison skills
Happy Numbers team· 01 Nov

Comparison of Whole Numbers within 1000

There are two widely-known pedagogical approaches to make comparison intuitive and easy to master, and between them, Happy Numbers chooses both.
Happy Numbers team· 01 Nov