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Key Experience: The Verb

Key Experience: The Verb

You will need  - A Black pen, light blue pen, dark blue pen and a red pen - Small cut up pieces of paper - A prewritten caption that says 'verb' - The verb sphere symbol or a ball that is...

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Adding with Doubles

Adding with Doubles

I've talked before about the importance of teaching math strategies.  Teaching about doubles is one way of helping students find an anchor for their basic facts. Double equations are 1 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 3 etc.  If a...

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Hundred Board Puzzle pieces

Hundred Board Puzzle pieces

  I am a big fan of the hundred board and a big fan of open ended maths questions.  This week I have been combining both I gave my students these puzzles pieces and then gave them a number.  I said ...

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A tour of Lisa's Montessori Class in NZ

A tour of Lisa's Montessori Class in NZ

Those of you that have followed me for a while know that I have recently been teaching in 'normal' classrooms. I am delighted to be back in a Montessori Classroom. I am teaching in a shared space. We have 45...

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Advanced Place Value Task Cards

Advanced Place Value Task Cards

Our Montessori equipment is great for teaching place value.  In Montessori we start quite early with 'big' numbers for example it is not uncommon for a 6 year old to be adding two four digit numbers together. However students aren't...

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Key Experience: The Adjective

Key Experience: The Adjective

You will need  - A Black pen, light blue pen and dark blue pen - Small cut up pieces of paper - A prewritten caption that says 'adjective' - Three objects all of a different colour e.g. three different coloured...

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