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Place Value & Addition

Hey guys, how's it going?

In addition to all of the fun themed stuff that we've been doing,

we do like to include math!!!!

We've been working really hard at place value, addition and decomposing numbers. 

We have this program called

 What's My Place? What's My Value? (WMP?WMV? for, really, I'm serious!)

These are the pieces of it. I like to jumble it all around, and tell my kiddos that

while we were sleeping (out to lunch, at P.E., etc.), they all went out

and had a party! Now, it's our job to help them to get back home!!

I also have this part right beside the board. The first picture is the top half, 

and the second picture is the bottom half. 

I let the kids put each section in the right place, and they have to prove

how they know they are right. 

We then complete the board together. 

At this point in the year, they are getting pretty good at it.

I modify the board part throughout the year sometimes. 

I recently put the expanded form section, but we talk about 

decomposing numbers, and sometimes it might say +1 or -1, before or after, etc. 

Really, it's whatever you need to work on!

This is what it looks like when it is completed!

We have also been working on addition, number bonds, making numbers til our brains and 

fingers are numb!!! I came across a great freebie by Rowdy in Room 300, and let me tell you,

it has been a great help to me!! My students love to do this!

Alright guys, let me ask you a you still have kiddos that just seem

to have a difficult time with math, I mean as far as understanding number & quantity relationships,

connecting counting to cardinality, etc.

I'm just about to pull my hair out!!

I created these fun, and free (who doesn't love free) little math cards, to go with our farm week.

I created them for numbers 1-20. 

Grab your copy by clicking on the picture below!


  1. Number bonds used to be a thorn in my most of my kiddos are doing very well with them.

    I love doing math and telling them smugly to 'prove it'! Thanks for the freebie.


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  2. Thanks so much for sharing. These are super cute!

  3. Love the freebie! And I love your math board - I may have to borrow some of your ideas for my kiddos (I, too, have some with very poor number knowledge and the extra practise would really help them).

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  4. I just found out that I'm moving to kindergarten from third grade. I'm so excited yet nervous as well! I'm your newest follower and am in the process of switching my blog from Sparkling in Third Grade to Sparkling in Kindergarten. I look forward to learning from you as well as getting to know you better. Thank you for sharing all of your terrific ideas!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  5. Thanks for the shout out! Adorable blog!
    Rowdy in Room 300


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