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. These challenging but grade-appropriate tasks are a great way to encourage higher-order thinking while bringing depth and rigor to fundamental math skills …

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Advanced Math for K-1: Digging Deeper into Numeration

Our exciting work at HappyNumbers.com doesn’t just happen in front of a computer screen – it takes place in the classroom as well. As we interact with students at all levels, we often find the opportunity to explore non-standard solutions or build mathematical logic. These discoveries have inspired us to develop the Extended Thinking Series, […]

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Extended Thinking Series: Column Addition

Development of our interactive exercises is a very exciting process. It results not only in what you find at HappyNumbers.com, but also in so many interesting things discussed and discovered by the team along the way. In our Advanced Exercises Series we share exercises with non-standard solutions which we’ve stumbled upon while doing our work. […]

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Blogging in Your Classroom: A Guide to Getting Started

The use of blogs is a big focus in education at the moment. The current explosion in numbers of school blogs, class blogs, student blogs and teacher blogs clearly indicates there is plenty of momentum and interest in the power of the blog. The availability of mobile technology and wireless internet connectivity in schools has […]

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Getting Started with your Interactive Whiteboard

Getting started with an interactive whiteboard can be a bit of a steep learning curve. But with a bit of practice, they can become a very useful addition to your classroom. If you are a newly qualified teacher just embarking on their teaching career at their new school, an existing teacher moving schools, or have […]

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Deploying iPads in Primary Education

iPads are becoming an important part of education resources, whether as a learning tool for pupils or a teaching aid. The devices are being used in many subjects, often creating opportunities that were previously not possible. Both Primary and Secondary schools have embraced the technology but the road to iPad success is not always smooth […]

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So you have an iPad? What next? A guide for teachers

Many teachers are getting iPads these days, either because their school has invested in them, or they have bought one for themselves to see what the fuss is about.   So you now you have an iPad, what can you do with it? There are an overwhelming number of apps out there that you can […]

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