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DIY Summer Math Workbook: Inexpensive and Fun!

DIY Summer Workbook

Summer is here! Many of your kids are probably out of school or soon to be starting summer vacation.  Fun and relaxation is a very important part of summer break.  It is a great opportunity to spend 1:1 time with your kids.  Many parents also want their child to do a little learning over the summer.  Don’t worry, summer learning can be interactive, fun, and inexpensive too!

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Number Sense Activities for 11-20

My two year old is learning to count, but when he gets up into the teens, he gets a little confused.  13, 14, 16, 19, 20!

As kids are learning to count those teen numbers can get pretty confusing.  But they are not just confusing to count off, it is also difficult to understand what the numbers represent. Continue reading “Number Sense Activities for 11-20”

Find and Color: Place Value Printables

My students love to color, so I like to give them opportunities to use their crayons while doing a little extra thinking!

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Today’s Number: First Grade

This is a great routine to build number sense and mathematical fluency.  It can be used as a daily or weekly activity to review the standards.  My favorite part…it is really easy to implement

Today'sNumberFirstGradeCover3 Simple Steps:

  1.  Choose a number to be “Today’s Number.”
  2. Make copies or display for your students.
  3. That’s It!!!


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