One of the things I love most about teaching is the continual learning process. I eventually became an "old teacher" but I never tired of learning "new tricks". Several years before I retired, I participated in extensive professional development about math instruction. We were told at that time, we ... Read More about Why Teaching Addition Fact Strategies Is Important
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We've all been there before! Your students are looking at you with adorable but completely blank faces. You know you thoroughly taught the Make Ten addition facts (or some other skill) just last month or you totally trust that last year's teacher covered this same material. What is a teacher to ... Read More about A Fun and Easy Way to Remember the Make Ten Facts
Are you looking for engaging games and activities to help your students develop fluency with adding basic facts? Do you have students who require frequent practice to learn and apply addition fact strategies? If the answer is yes to either question, the plethora of resources included in my Addition ... Read More about 5 Free & Nifty Ways to Improve Addition Fact Fluency
Who would have thought someone would name an addition fact strategy after a childhood game? When I first came across a reference to Monkey in the Middle as a name for an addition fact strategy, it evoked memories of playing this game as a child! I have also seen this strategy referred to as ... Read More about What is the Best Way to Teach Monkey in the Middle?