This past weekend, I began prepping the at-home math tool bags that I send home with my students after parent-teacher conferences. As I was making place value cubes, I thought I’d do a quick post. I love place value cubes, and so do my students. At the end of this post, there is a link […]

## It’s All About the Beans, ‘Bout the Beans! – Math Activities & Games with Beans

Just the other day, Courtney and I were planning for a number sense presentation we are giving this summer, and I was reflecting back on student teaching MANY moons ago and a simple assessment my cooperating teacher taught me—The Bean Test. I gave this test a lot, and it gave me some wonderful information about […]

## Unifix Cubes: The Elevation of a Common Math Tool

When updating my hands-on algebra product over spring break, I was reminded of a great tip for organizing a common math tool many of us use. Several summers ago, Courtney and I attended and in-district 3-day workshop with Angela Andrews. Angela is an expert in early math and offered an abundance of useful information and […]

## Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall — February Hop — Fractions!!

Welcome to another wonderful math blog hop! This blog hop is devoted to fractions and will not disappoint–so after reading this post, take a hop around to see what goodies you will find from some amazing math bloggers! Each of our Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall hops are devoted to squashing teacher and/or student […]

## Makin’ It Math Mid-Month Linky — Money, Money, Money!

Glad you stopped by! Welcome to our Makin’ It Math Mid-Month Linky–a linky dedicated solely to math made-its. If you are interested in linking up your math made-its, check out the details by clicking the logo below. We would love to have you join us! Our kids have been working a lot with money in […]

## Number Talks Book Study — Chapter 4

Welcome back–so sorry this post is a day late. As they say, better late than never! Today we discuss Chapter 4 of Number Talks by Sherry Parrish–all part of our book study sponsored by The Elementary Math Maniac. It’s a chapter all about number talks for the K-2 classroom. To read past chapter posts, visit […]

## Makin’ It Math! Mid-Month Linky — Math Tool Bags

Welcome to November’s Makin’ It Math! linky! So glad you stopped by! In the past month, I have put together some math tool bags for the kids to use at home. Tool bags were sent home after talking with parents at parent-teacher conferences in October. ************************************ The following information is posted on my classroom website […]

## You Better HOP Around!: Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall–A Math Blog Hop!

Welcome to another wonderful math blog hop! This blog hop is devoted to place value and will not disappoint–so after reading this post, take a hop around to see what goodies you will find! Place value–a huge topic, and such an important concept for ALL ages! As a second grade teacher, place value is at […]