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Happy Numbers Welcomes Guest Bloggers!

Happy Numbers Welcomes Guest Bloggers!

Happy Numbers is all about helping real teachers and students in real classrooms. That’s why we welcome your input! Are you a blog writer with an idea for a post about math? A teacher who wants to share a classroom experience with Happy Numbers? Send us your proposal!
Happy Numbers team · 01 Nov
Going from Concrete to Visual Representation: Combinations to 10

Going from Concrete to Visual Representation: Combinations to 10

Every year when I start things rolling in my third grade classroom, I am amazed at the levels of abilities of my students. There are always a handful of students who, for whatever reason, are lacking number sense in big ways. This handful of students typically struggles with making combinations to 10. So I do what any teacher would do best, I re-teach, and re-teach, and re-teach...
Happy Numbers team · 01 Nov