First, be sure to check out the HUGE SALE when you are done reading. I am moving and need to eliminate inventory so I have cut prices to the bone. You will never see prices like this again.
I have also been busy creating some Freebies for you as a way of thanking you all for your continued support. The first freebie is based on the work that Steve Wyborney has shared. His "Maze Hundred's Chart" is a great idea. I had several teachers who I have been working with loved his chart but preferred that chart to be made as a Reverse Hundreds Chart where the 1 is in the bottom left corner and the 100 in the upper right because that was the way their students were used to seeing the chart. So, I modified Steve's Chart to do that. Note, this is Steve Wyborney's work. I just moved the numbers around.
Then another teacher said her students would benefit from the same chart organized into a "quick tens" approach where the one is in the bottom left and building up, we get to ten in the upper left making a quick ten. Then 11 would be next to the one and would build up until 20 is next to the ten, etc. That was the way her students were used to seeing the numbers to 100. So, once again, I took Steve's Maze and modified it to do that. Again, this is Steve Wyborney's work, I just moved the numbers around.
I later received requests for some work in the area of multiplication. Some teachers wanted to have a way to start a number talk based on the Rekenrek. I created a file I called Array We Go that is based on the Rekenrek where students can begin to subitize the multiplication facts. I have seen this used this with students and many have started to develop their own way of modeling use of this strategy on paper so they can quickly and efficiently KNOW they have the correct fact. These were the students who used to simply guess.
I also created another file for multiplication based on the ten frame. I called this Frametastic Multiplication. This helps students to look at multiplication through ten frame. It has been incredible to hear the strategies that students are using when they see the numbers arranged this way.
These are all FREEBIES. stop by and download your FREEBIES today. While you are there, check out the incredible Inventory Reduction Sale. I have never cut prices like this before, and most likely never will again. I need to reduce inventory for an upcoming move. The sale is limited to the inventory I have in stock, so stop by today.
When it's gone, the sale is over.
As always, thank you for your support. I love to support teachers and aim to help students see that math IS understandable and fun! We can work together to wipe out math anxiety by taking the mystery out of math.
Have a great day!
I have been an educator for more than 20 years. I firmly believe that students must UNDERSTAND, not memorize.