• 1st Grade
  • More Mental Math: Doubles Plus One

    Using Doubles Plus One to Solve Addition If you recall your years in elementary school, perhaps one of your most hated activities was memorizing math facts.  Whether it was through flash cards or “fun” games, it seems we could never get away from these facts.  Common Core math utilizes a strategy that can help make […]

  • 2nd Grade
  • Let’s Actually THINK About Math!

    Homework Frustration? I recently came across another frustrated parent who was overwhelmed with their student’s math homework.  She posted this picture of a workbook page and commented on how even she doesn’t understand how to do the 2nd grade math homework.  Does this sound familiar?  Do you think that these type of math questions are […]