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CR Math Basic Skills & mix problem solving

Image only, but a lovely way to show number understanding.

Word Problem Template Freebie

Surfin' Through Second: Visual Plans and A Few Freebies

Break Those Numbers Apart! (Blog Post) Why I traded in place value blocks for unifix cubes. Help students understand that tens (or hundreds) can break apart and be regrouped to subtract.

Mini Lesson: Double Digit Multiplication. Unique visual way to teach how to multiply more than one digit.

12 Task Cards and Recording Sheet: The cards are to help students who already have doubles facts memorized to realize that all they have to do is ...

Fishbowl Multiplication Freebie - Common Core Aligned with 3.OA.A.1 - Fishbowl Multiplication is a simple hands-on activity created by Laura Candler for helping students make the transition from addition to multiplication. Students use manipulatives to discover that multiplication facts are just another way of writing addition facts. This free resource includes both student and teacher directions, a game board, and game cards.

Math Coachs Corner: Array Models for Multiplication. For multiplication facts to make sense to children, they have to have lots of concrete and representational experiences with the idea of multiplication prior to trying to achieve automaticity with the facts. Students need to move from addition to multiplicative thinking to understand the difference between 4 + 3 and 4 x 3. This little activity is another one from Van de Walle.

Math Coachs Corner: Ten Plus Card Game. This little game, based on a Van de Walle activity, addresses two important common core standards: (1) K.NBT.1, compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into tens and some further ones, and (2) 1.NBT.2, understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. All you need is a standard deck of cards and the free "10+" cards included in this post.