What we just explored why decomposing and composing numbers really is crazy important in kindergarten. This is part 2 ...

# Guided Math: Tools, Activities & Ideas

Fun, standards-based and age-appropriate activities and resources to help you plan smart for your guided math groups.

## Decomposing Numbers – Why We Teach This in Kindergarten

Decomposing numbers means to break down numbers into their sub-parts. Common Core standards has kindergarten students ...

## 8 Tools to Teach Sorting in Kindergarten

Teaching kids to create rules for organizing things is called sorting. Here are 8 tools to teach sorting to ...

## Kindergarten Subtraction Game: What’s the Difference

Working on subtraction has been a goal of mine in teaching math to kindergartners. This kindergarten subtraction game ...

## 12 Guided Math Independent Activities for the End of the Year

I love using math games to encourage practicing standards independently in kindergarten. Here is a collection of ...

## The Technology Zone {online math games collections}

I teach math using a small group approach. When I am working with students in the teacher zone, I have students working ...

## How to Make a Rekenrek {tutorial}

When I began teaching with new math materials, like ten frames, my goal was to improve the number sense of my students. ...

## Free Measuring Booklet and Rulers for Kindergarten

When I am teaching a skill that doesn't need to be differentiated {really} and that lends itself to exploration I try to ...

## Kindergarten Math Journals: Meet the Common Core

Use math journals to give students opportunities to write about their thinking. We started our kindergarten math ...

## Learning Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

Teaching teen numbers in kindergarten using a composing and decomposing numbers approach. Students learn the meaning ...

## How to Create Ten Frame Manipulatives

Speaking of planning, I am sketching out the next nine weeks of math instruction. We are beginning work over the next ...

## Subtraction – Am I the Last One to Figure This Out?

Two weeks ago, I was fussily taking some photos from our math journals to share and it hit me. I was teaching my ...

## Kindergarten Timed Tests – Building Fluency Within 5

Starting this quarter I want to reward my kinders with knowing they are increasing their skills by giving them a ...

## Why does 10+6=16?

This year I have been using small group math instruction to guide my kinders. I've shared how its laid out and even a ...

## How to Teach Addition With a Number Line as a Tool

This year I wanted to be more diligent about teaching various addition strategies as options for my students to explore ...