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### Self-Paced Math Stations for Fact Fluency and Mastery

Have you seen my self-paced math stations around Facebook, Pinterest, or TpT and wondered how they could fit into your classroom? I hear

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### Using Friendly Numbers: An Addition Strategy

WHAT IS A FRIENDLY NUMBER? In this case, we refer to friendly numbers as a number that is easy to work with. For example,

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### Compensation: An Addition Strategy

Compensation is a mental math strategy for multi-digit addition that involves adjusting one of the addends to make the equation easier to solve. Some students

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### Breaking Up the Second Number: An Addition Strategy

Breaking up the second number is a mental math strategy for addition. Some students may find this method more efficient than left-to-right addition. This strategy

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### EFFECTIVE MENTAL MATH ADDITION STRATEGIES (and free quick reference cards)

Mental Math is an essential part of mathematics instruction today. We know that when students REALLY understand what numbers mean, they are more efficient mathematicians

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### The 9’s Trick for Multiplication {and a freebie}

One of my favorite tricks for multiplication is the 9’s trick. Kids love this too, since it is just so darn neat! I am aware

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### Using Front End Addition as a Mental Math Strategy

Front end addition (also called left-to-right addition) is one of the most powerful mental math strategies for teaching addition of 2 or 3-digit numbers. However,

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