TPT Treasures is a series of posts highlighting great finds I’ve purchased from TPT.
This installment is all about math!
This past school year I had several students struggling with number sense which, of course, was problematic as we added the 1st grade curriculum to an already shaky foundation.
I had an awesome “mentor” (she may not have realized it!) co-teacher who is also our school’s math specialist (yay for me!). She pushed both our students & grade-level team to raise the bar with our learners while continuing to spiral all the previously learned material. I was parallel-teaching during our math block, participating in “Math Power Hour” small groups, as well as starting a “Math Club.” Basically, we had math coming out our ears! It was a proven success as our math scores ROCKED on the standardized tests indicating a SIGNIFICANT jump from the previous year!
Here’s a math treasure I found and used this past year:
How many of your students rely on counting by starting from “1” every time?
These counting on flashcards are incredibly helpful because:
1) they are bright & appealing
2) color-coded (this special educator LOVES that!)
3) they are LARGE enough for my visually-impaired
So simple, yet SO effective!
By the end of the year, I had students counting on from ANY given number…the perfect pre-requisite for addition 🙂