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My 2nd-grade teachers swear by this unit!! If you are apprehensive about teaching subtraction with regrouping, this is the product for you!! Complete unit for introducing subtraction of two-digit numbers with regrouping.Includes:Two scripted
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.7, 2.NBT.B.9
\$6.25
1,434
Three activities in one to help kids develop benchmarks for 0, 1/2, and 1, compare fractions, and explore equivalent fractions.This resource includes 88 fraction cards (denominators from 2 to 12) with a pictorial including a number line showing 0,
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Numbers
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3d, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
\$6.25
677
Extend student understanding of numbers and the patterns in a hundreds chart all the way to 1,000!This set includes:Eleven hundred charts showing numbers from 1-1000Eleven partially filled in hundred charts for numbers from 1-1000 (print and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1a, 2.NBT.A.1b, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.NBT.A.3
\$7.00
775
Number bonds are powerful tools for helping children learn to compose and decompose numbers and learn their number combinations, which is a key understanding for developing number sense. This number combinations resource includes instructions for
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5
\$5.25
1,526
Understanding the true meaning of the equal sign--knowing that 5 = 3 + 2 is perfectly acceptable--is a really tricky concept for most young students. This unit provides concrete learning experiences to build a sturdy foundation and several engaging
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
\$7.50
1,100
You want low-prep, standards-based math workstation tasks that build student number sense through research-based activities, right? Well, you've come to the right place! This set of activities is aligned to the K-2 CCSS and TEKS. Print, laminate,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
CCSS:
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.7, 2.MD.B.6, 2.MD.C.8, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4...
\$7.50
966
The ability to subitize, or instantly recognize small arrangements of items, is a foundational skill for developing number sense A few minutes of highly engaging practice each day is all it takes to develop this skill. Great for whole group or
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4c, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.5
\$5.50
931
This set of cards is based on an activity by John Van de Walle. Students determine a covered missing part by using the whole and visible part.Great for small group instruction, whole group instruction, or math centers.Cards contain all combinations
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5
\$5.50
939
A MUST HAVE for the primary classroom! You'll never think of flash cards the same way again after using this set of dot cards to provide strategy-based, representational practice with addition and subtraction facts.The cards are three to a page and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
\$7.00
690
Are your students still counting objects one-by-one? Then it's time to get them subitizing! The ability to subitize, or instantly recognize small arrangements of items, is a foundational skill for developing number sense. Get these for
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Back to School
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4c, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.5
\$6.50
483
Students explore the relationships between whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using familiar models--money and base-ten blocks. This 52-page unit contains 6 pages of instructional suggestions along with the following:2 place value mats (money
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b
\$9.00
815
Making (composing) and breaking apart (decomposing) numbers in many different ways is an important component of number sense. In this activity, students see how many ways they can create a target number by combining dot cards.Includes teacher
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.C.6
\$3.25
1,064
The area model helps students visualize multi-digit multiplication. Students will practice problem-solving skills right along with their multiplication with this challenging workstation activity.Includes 16 cards showing partially completed area
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6
\$5.00
443
Student attitudes play a huge part in learning and success and, unfortunately, our students often come to us with negative attitudes toward math. Current brain research emphasizes the importance of having a growth mindset and understanding that
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Back to School
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
\$4.00
466
Primary students need to develop a strong sense of how numbers can be composed and decomposed. This bundle contains 5 of my most popular math resources for developing part/whole thinking with your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade students. These
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Back to School
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.NBT.A.1, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
\$28.25
\$22.60
461
Bundle
Measurement conversions can be tricky! This comprehensive unit provides you everything you need to move your kiddos from simple conversions to tougher conversions with problem solving embedded. Includes Google Slides files for all of the
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2, 5.MD.A.1
\$7.00
506
Your students need practice seeing area models for multiplying decimals to develop a conceptual understanding. This product includes two sets of cards that can be used in either small group instruction or a math workstation. Includes: 30 I Have/Who
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Decimals
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7
\$5.25
304
Students will build a deep conceptual understanding of fact and number families with these 4 workstation activities. Includes Google Slides files with movable pieces for all of the task cards!Download the preview to see the workstation instruction
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4
\$5.25
648
This complete unit for teaching 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication follows the concrete, representational, abstract sequence of instruction--a MUST for developing student understanding.Download the preview file to see an outline of the resource,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3
\$6.25
512
Fractional parts of a set, or fraction set models, are often difficult for students to understand. Using hands-on materials, students explore set models with problems similar to one-half of 12. NOTE: To take full advantage of this resource, you will
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Numbers
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1
\$4.25
100
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Donna Boucher has been an educator for more than twenty-five years, with classroom experience in grades 2-5. As a campus-based K-5 math instructional coach, she found a passion for early numeracy and worked with K-2 teachers to take the mystery out of teaching math. As a K-5 math interventionist, Donna put theory into practice on a daily basis. She has spoken at numerous state and national conferences, and through her blog, Math Coachâ€™s Corner, she is able to share her love for math with a worldwide audience. Donna is also the coauthor of Guided Math Workshop.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Having taught grades 3-5 for most of my career, primary (K-2) math is now a passion. I look for ways to prevent the gaps I saw in my 3-5 students. I try to create activities and resources that are engaging, but contain sound math. Multiple representations and activities that follow the CRA (concrete-->representational-->abstract) sequence of instruction are my specialty. I also try to make products that are easy for teachers to put together and implement in their classrooms.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I keep busy presenting at both the state and national level: NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2019; CMC South Conference, 2019; ASCD Empower19, 2019; Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), 2013-2018; Missouri Early Learning Conference, 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

With an accounting information systems background, teaching is my second career, so I look at math through a real-world lens. I am a life-long learner and continue my education through online book studies, blogging, reading, and engaging with other educators around the world on Twitter.

Let's get social! Visit my blog for K-5 math tips and freebies you can use tomorrow in your classroom. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.