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Hundreds Chart Shake-Out

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Hundreds Chart Shake-Out Here’s a quick and easy activity for your class, small groups, or individual math students. Use your pocket chart with individual hundreds cards (as you can see from the picture, I have had to re-create a few of mine over the years). In front of your students (they love this part), invert yourRead more

Tens and Ones Bean Sticks Activities

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Tens and Ones Bean Sticks Activities Small-group or whole-class activities with Base-10 materials are both meaningful and essential to understanding the place value system.  Here are some great activities you can do with your students in order from easiest to most difficult: What’s My Number? The teacher using the bean sticks to create a numberRead more

Tens and Ones With Bean Sticks

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Tens and Ones With Bean Sticks Anyone who teaches place value to little ones knows that creating hands-on learning experiences is absolutely essential.  Base-10 materials are often expensive or hard to come by (or both), but here is an easy and inexpensive way to make your own tens and ones. There are a lot of cuteRead more

Calendar Cards Math Center

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Do you need a quick, low-prep center or guided math activity?  Here is one that my students love using calendar cards. What You’ll Need Mini pocket charts (I got mine at the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago) for each student Calendar cards or other number cards for each student A pointer for eachRead more

Muffin Tin Math Center

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Muffin Tin Center Here is an easy and low-prep center activity for preschool or Kindergarten students who are just learning basic counting skills and 1-to-1 correspondence. You can also use tens and ones sticks if working with older students on identifying numbers to 100. Gather the materials you will need – a muffin tin (orRead more

BUMP – A Differentiated Math Game

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What is BUMP? Bump is a math game that kids absolutely love.  It is easy to teach and implement right away in your classroom.  Bump is the most popular math center in my classroom because it gets kids interacting with each other while practicing their math facts.  They have so much fun and receive TONSRead more