Lesson plans, activities and ideas for kindergarten classrooms, including math problem-solving, reading workshop, writer's workshop, inquiry-based science journals, literacy centers and more!
Make a Ten Strategy for Addition - Math Coach's Corner
A strategy-based approach for learning basic facts leads to automaticity and understanding. Grab a free activity for the Make a Ten strategy for addition.
Multiplication Fact Strategies
In grade 3 we have been working hard for the last two months on multiplication and thinking a lot about multiplication facts. The common c...
Embedding the CCSS Mathematical Practices into Math Instruction - Math Coach's Corner
The Common Core State Standards for Math actually include two types of standards: the content standards and the standards for mathematical practices.
QUACK! Composing and Decomposing Numbers - Math Coach's Corner
Being able to easily compose and decompose numbers is a crucial component of number sense. Kids need lots of practice composing and decomposing numbers to 10 in Kindergarten and 1st grade. In 2nd grade, they should be working with 2-digit numbers. You honestly just can’t get enough of this type of practice. So, the challenge […]
Introducing Place Value - Tens and Ones (pt 2)
I'm debating as to whether Sophie is ready for this, or not. I am beginning to think it might be a little over her head - either that, or s...