Understanding the value of digits in numbers higher than 10 can sometimes be difficult. In this strategy I used building blocks to help students make connections that lead to a better understanding of place values. Find out more by reading the entire post!
Always Math, General

Building Blocks and Place Value

Recently, while tutoring a group of grade 2 students, I realized that some of them were having a hard time understanding the value of each digit when representing 2-digit numbers.…

Always Art, General

How to Make a Felt Puppet

If there is anything that I have learned while working with younger children, it’s that they absolutely LOVE puppets and throwing their own puppet shows. When I ran my home…

How many apples are there?
Always Math, General

A Note About Subitizing

If I were to show you a bowl containing apples and asked how many you see, you would probably have little trouble telling me the correct number. How does that…