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Math Coachs Corner: Problem Solving...Let Them Struggle! Japanese teachers typically allow students to struggle the most with problems. Teachers in Germany stepped in to help a little quicker than the teachers in Japan. In the United States, however, teachers typically offered assistance at the first sign of struggle or frustration.

Counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.... the boys love it!

Measurement centers that can be easily differentiated.

Domino Sorting Mats on different colored card stock so they could sort dominoes by their odd and even numbers

August - June Calendar Journals to keep students engaged during calendar time.

My students will love this measurement freebie! Such a fun way to measure to the nearest inch an centimeter.

Love this idea for place value! Cheerios, pretzel sticks, and chex cereal.

money game - Hot glue some coins to about 20 popsicle sticks. Write "Kaboom" on about 5 sticks. Kids play in groups of 2-4. When it's your turn, you pull out a stick. You add the coin values and tell the amount. If your partner or group members agree with you, you get to keep the stick. If you pull a Kaboom stick you have to put all of your sticks back in the cup. This for reading fast phrases too

Add It Up! Dot Cards for Addition and Subtraction Facts. A MUST HAVE for the primary classroom! You'll never think of flash cards the same way again after using this set of dot cards to provide strategy-based, representational practice with addition and subtraction facts. The cards are three to a page and formatted for easy printing and cutting. Over 200 individual cards are included! Teacher instructions include explanations of common addition and subtraction strategies. $

Common Core: Whats Cookin? The Meaning of the Equal Sign. Understanding the true meaning of the equal sign--knowing that 5=3+2 is perfectly acceptable--is a really tricky concept for most young students. This unit provides concrete learning experiences to build a sturdy foundation and several engaging practice activities to build fact fluency along with an understanding of the equal sign. Activities address FIVE different 1st Grade common core math standards. $

First Grade Fanatic!: Splat the Cat non standard measurement

Daily Deal- today only, at Teachers Notebook! 100 riddle cards for the numbers from one to 100. 5/10/13 $

If You Give a Pig a Pancake math activity

Make counting relevant and fun!

The cool thing about this unit is, you can use any kind of goodies that you want! One of the gals on my team used Skittles, another used M & Ms, and another used Fruit Loops! I decided to go the healthy route . . . Bwahahahaha! {Like fruit snacks are so healthy!}