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### Math Manipulatives and Tools for Teaching Geometry

Teaching geometry is always one of my favorite math units of the year! There are so many opportunities for hands-on learning. Plus, there are several

### Number Line Activities for Teaching Open Number Lines

Number lines are an important mathematical tool! Teaching students to use open number lines to critical to their math journey. This post will give you

### Interactive Number Line Activities for 2nd Grade

Number lines are one of my favorite mathematical tools! There are so many creative ways to help students become familiar with number lines such as

### All Things Johnny Appleseed

Although I mainly focus on 2nd grade guided math curriculum, I wanted to do something a little different and share some exciting activities I used

### How to Organize 2nd Grade Guided Math Units

If you’ve been following me for some time you know that I have created a 2nd grade guided math year long curriculum. Each unit comes

### Advice for First Year Teachers

A new school year always brings a wave of emotions as you get to know your students, their learning styles, and your teaching techniques. It’s

### 2nd Grade Place Value Activities

Place value is one of the most important concepts when it comes to mathematical learning in 2nd grade. Place value concepts are the foundation for

### Classroom Management Board Organization

Have you ever had one of those years where you felt like you’ve had “that” class? Those times when you feel like you’ve tried all

### 5 Math Vocabulary Activities for Primary Learners

How do you teach math vocabulary in your classroom? When you think of the word vocabulary, ELA is the subject that comes to most people’s

### Guided Math Basket for Small Group Instruction

Every teacher knows that convenience is key when it comes to classroom supplies. Having to walk all the way back to your desk just to

### Hands-On Addition for Making Ten

As educators, we all know the importance of math fact fluency, especially when it comes to basic addition and subtraction. I know from my first

### 12 Books to Reinforce Addition & Subtraction Strategies

Using math read alouds to introduce mathematical concepts is one of the best ways to get students engaged in the lesson. There are so many

### 3 Simple Tips For How To Use The Guided Math Framework With ANY Curriculum

I often have teachers tell me that they don’t have time to teach using the guided math framework and small groups because they have to