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I really wish more teachers would teach this! Touch points are great for counting on to add.

Teaching Tally Marks. Tell a silly story about the last kid falling and the four friends catching him! Kids manipulate sticks... learn to group... learn to use tally marks.

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"Apps" that teachers can use on smartphones iPads, or other devices to benefit their classroom.

A great way to introduce ten-frames, tape off a ten-frame (s) on the floor and a have the kiddos fill them in. You can add or subtract students as you please.

**The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!

Free winter math subtraction page for Kindergarten and 1st grade. Students practice subtracting one using the pictures for help.