Grade 1 Overview: Paving the Way to 100

Kindergarten students briefly touch on numbers beyond 20, and then in Grade 1 they expand their knowledge much farther to 120! First, they build fluency with addition and subtraction within 10 in exercises with and without visual representations. Then they learn step-by-step how to add or subtract beyond 10, count by ten, and use numerical […]

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Kindergarten Overview: Objects, Positions, and Quantity

Kindergarten students make a very important step in their mathematical education — in this grade, they transition to abstract thinking. Whereas in Pre-Kindergarten they lightly touched upon cubes as abstract objects, in Kindergarten they will become familiar with the Number Line and Base-10 Blocks. Here, the first math signs appear (plus and minus). Students will […]

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Pre-Kindergarten Overview: Introduction to the Math World

This is the very beginning of an amazing trip into the world of mathematics! It will turn out to be a life-long journey, as math is so much more than part of the educational process. The design of the Pre-Kindergarten exercises is very friendly and includes a lot of game-like tasks because the youngest students […]

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7 Classroom Ideas for Building +/- Fact Fluency

Are your primary students now confident in counting through double digits and even showing a solid understanding of simple addition and subtraction? If so, then it’s time for your students to advance their mastery by building fact fluency. And here are some fun activities that will help them do just that…

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7 Classroom Ideas for Building +/- Fact Fluency

Are your primary students now confident in counting through double digits and even showing a solid understanding of simple addition and subtraction? If so, then it’s time for your students to advance their mastery by building fact fluency. And here are some fun activities that will help them do just that …

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Technology in Education: The Future Is Here

Will AI replace teachers? Or will it replace students? In recent years, artificial intelligence, or AI, has made a very smooth transition from being on the verge of science fiction straight to our everyday lives. Many professions will cease to exist or will be dramatically influenced by the development of robotics. Education is no exception: […]

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Teacher’s Best Friend: Base-10 Blocks

As your K-1 students move into addition through 10, they will need to relate the concrete to the abstract to transition smoothly. Using base-10 blocks to represent equations is a great way to provide the conceptual understanding of those equations and the strategies for solving them. In alignment with CCSS goals, it builds a much deeper knowledge of addition than just memorizing facts. Assuming your students understand the basics of place value, here are several strategies for teaching addition through 10 with base-10 blocks…

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