8 Strategies That Will Make Subtraction Easy

Do you spend a lot of time teaching the addition strategies but a lot less time on subtraction? No matter what country you teach in,  you will find a mathematics standard that says something like, ‘Fluently add and subtract…

Differentiate your word work activities

Have you ever noticed how your low readers want to be doing the same word work activities as your high readers? Of course with everyone on different word lists and at different reading levels this just isn’t possible, but…

21 Word Work Activities to Engage Young Learners

Editable word work activities are a huge time saver. It’s so easy to create a range of literacy centers, sight word practice activities, even homework sheets – all with the words you need for your kids. Type in the words you…

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Addition Strategies to Increase Fact Fluency

  Number fact fluency is important to develop in the early grades. Without that automatic recall, the ability to move on to more complex skills in math is hampered. It is also crucial in developing a child’s confidence in…

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How to Make Learning Fractions Easy

  Some young learners find fractions really tricky to grasp. We’ve all had the child who, after you finish a unit on fractions and think you’ve done a great job, writes the numerator and the denominator the wrong way…