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Small Group Instruction Resources - Math Tri-folds - Booklets for Guided Math use a variety of questions to review all common core math standards. Available for grades 1-5. Download a FREE SAMPLE.

Small Group Instruction with Math Tri-Folds (Free Download)

Are you interested in math centers, but don’t know what to do during your small group instruction time? Perhaps you tried using your math textbook but found you wasted time deciding which problems to complete and which to skip? I faced this exact problem. I only had 15 to 20 minutes with each small group.

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Free Spiral Review Sample for 3rd grade, Daily Spiral Math Review for Upper Elementary, Review all math standards with morning work.

Spiral Math Review for Upper Elementary Grades

Teachers are given a curriculum map to follow, but it doesn’t always go as planned. Every student is different and sometimes you have to spend that extra week(s) on fractions or a few more days on elapsed time. This all sounds like something a good teacher would do. The problem? If you are an upper

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Review place value addition and subtraction with 3rd and 4th grade students. Use place value blocks or place value disks to review addition and subtraction. Free Place Value resources for guided math groups.

Using Place Value Disks to Model Addition & Subtraction

It’s the beginning of third grade and you’re working on addition and subtraction word problems. Everything seems to be going well, and you feel confident moving on to multiplication and division. The problem? Your students are given an addition and subtraction problem to solve during their morning work and several students get the incorrect answer. Why?

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Subtraction Strategies - Compensation - Upper elementary place value lesson, pictures, and resources

Compensation Strategy: Subtraction

In the previous blog post, we talked out how the compensation strategy can help students create simpler addition problems, you can view the blog post about it here. Today, let’s look at how this strategy works in subtraction. Example 1: 800 – 254 You take 1 from 800 and get 799 You then take 1

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Addition Strategies - Compensation - Upper elementary place value lesson, pictures, and resources

Addition Strategy: Compensation

Let’s talk about compensation. This is a strategy where you manipulate numbers to create friendly numbers. These friendly numbers are easier to add. Example 1: 87 + 399 You take 1 from 87 and move it to 399 Now you have 86 + 400 86 + 400 = 486 You’ve now made a simpler problem

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Math Activity - Free Math Sorting Activity - Perfect math center or test prep review

How and why to use Math Sorts in Your Classroom (Free Download)

Why use math sorts? Discussions Differentiation Aligned to the standards No-prep FUN! 1. Discussions We constantly tell students to show their work or explain their thinking. Using math sorts weekly will give students practice in putting their thinking into words. Your students will use math vocabulary as they explain how they sorted their cards. They

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