"Creativity is subtraction" by Austin Kleon: What does this mean? - "One, getting really good at creative work requires a lot of time and attention, and that means cutting a lot of fluff out of your life so that you have that extra time and attention. And two, creativity in our work is often a matter of what we choose to leave out, rather than leave in—what is unspoken vs. spoken, what isn’t shown vs. what is, etc." #Creativity
What a great way to teach Using 10 to add. I love the visual highlighting and the number bonds. This is such an important skill to teach so that students can apply it to multi-digit addition and subtraction. If students can find the next 10, it will open up a whole new world for them.
The Abacus: A History "Timeline of the Abacus" How did people keep track of numbers before pen and paper were widely available?How does addition and subtraction work if you don't have a handy written form for your numbers?Say you can't read or write, but you can count - how do you add, subtract, multiply, or divide large numbers?The answer to all these questions is . . . the abacus! What is an abacus?An abacus is a device used for addition and subtraction, and the related operations of…
Challenge your first and second grade math students with this FREE set of one dozen riddle cards for the numbers 1-120. This new set addresses early addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, place value, and basic coin knowledge, and is great as a supplement to 120 Riddles Set 1. What a fun way to review math vocabulary and skills while you also model inferring and drawing conclusions! http://primaryinspiration.blogspot.com/2017/01/120-new-math-riddles-and-sample-too.html