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Common Core has challenged us as educators to really question our teaching. We are challenged to teach with a deep understanding.This is my fourth unit that is deeply researched, thought out, and core based. This unit has a deep focus on shapes 2D and 3D, balancing equations, deeper understanding of word problems, time and lots concrete and representational math mats to aid in their thinking.

Common Core is making us think harder about how we are going to reach all of our students and make them master thinkers. This is a complete unit for math first grade to get you going for the 1st five weeks of school. This unit focuses a lot on number sense and a solid introduction to addition and subtraction.

Math Playground offers a load of manipulatives for math concepts. The manipulatives are organized in topics such as Visual Division, Pattern Blocks, Percentages, and Equivalent Fractions to name but a few.

I have to make one of these! (Thanks to Mothering with Creativity for the great free idea.)

Daily Math Notebook {1st Grade Edition} I can't wait to use this with my kiddos. Fantastic! Jodi Southard

Your students will solve two digit addition word problems, with three or four addends in each problem. Then the fun begins! Use iPods or iPads with QR reader apps to check to see if the answers are correct. Students will be motivated to use this exciting technology, while practicing their addition computation skills.

CC math= deep thinking, deep discussion, and fun Unit 5 is completely written around the math CC standards. It is the last unit in this series. It covers standards:-1.MD.1 and 2-MeasurementStudents will be measuring in nonstandard units with Goldilocks and the three bears.

reading strategy posters...."frame" the strategy of the week with a simple frame made out of poster board...easy way for students to know what strategy they are focusing on...GENIUS

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share an engaging math game for the whole family… I love ladybugs, so I created our own version of the British party game – “Beetle“. A game that my mother-in-law played as a child and taught to our family. Perfect to play in the backyard, at the beach or in a restaurant. It’s an excellent way to start little ones counting or a fun game...

Math Workshop- this teacher explains exactly how she conducts her guided math lessons in her third grade classroom. (extremely informative post that includes a FREEBIE!)

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