Inside a kindergarten classroom with Augustana students

A Variety of Resources for Every Skill Level

After two weeks away from working with the kindergarteners at Longfellow because of their spring break, we were back in the classrooms last week. I was able to work with students with a variety of skill levels in the three number sense skill areas we have decided to focus our research on, which are counting [...]

Counting cookies to show number sense

After using the computer games with the kindergarteners last Tuesday, their teacher suggested using an activity with manipulatives on Thursday. This activity connected recognizing numbers to counting, which is similar to the “Count/Sort” computer game. This is a difficult connection for young students to make, as they often do not realize that a number, say [...]

1st grade breakthrough with place value!

The two first graders I just started working with are having trouble understanding place value. On their weekly review sheet they have questions that prompts them to draw a certain amount of tens and ones (for example: draw two tens and nine ones so they draw two longs to represent two tens and then they [...]