# Math

As a primary grade teacher, do you know which skip counting strategies work best at your grade level? Or, are you looking to differentiate your teaching strategies to meet all your learners where they're at? Let's delve into the wide array of teaching strategies and...

## Celebrate the Extra Day: Leap Year Classroom Activities

The gift of an extra day is coming your way! Yep, that's right – every four years, we get a bonus day on February 29th. Why let this special day pass by without some classroom fun and learning? In this blog post, we've got the whole day planned, from morning work to...

## 7 Subtraction With Regrouping Activities Kids Love

Teaching subtraction with regrouping can be tricky! That's why our team went on the search to round up hands-on and creative subtraction with regrouping activities that are fun to teach and engaging for students. Peruse the ideas below, and share any others you may...

## Math Facts Worksheet Generator: Create Differentiated Practice in Seconds

The key to student academic growth is differentiating their instruction to meet individual needs. Helping students learn math facts is no exception! After the whole group teaching is done, it is time for students to work on individualized skills to promote their math...

Teachers asked and we answered! Thanks to the raving popularity of our 2nd grade Lucky to Learn Math Currculum, Team Lucky Little Learners now has a full year math curriculum for first grade too! We've got our first grade teachers covered with standards-based,...

## How to Teach Ordering Numbers in the Beginning of 1st Grade

There are many foundational 1st grade math skills that are vital for developing number sense. A few of these skills are comparing & ordering numbers, subitizing, counting on & back and using ten frames. The goal is to have students confident and automatic at...

## How to Teach Subitizing in 1st Grade

As teachers, we are always looking for new techniques and strategies to help our students be the best they can be. One such skill in math is subitizing. Subitizing is a vital building block for developing number sense and pattern recognition. It also greatly improves...

Have you ever heard the Beatles song, "I get by With a Little Help from my Friends"? Not only is it a catchy tune, but the title encompasses what it is like to be a teacher. Having a teacher community to help along the way lowers the stress and builds camaraderie. One...

## New and Fun ways to teach data & graphing

At Team Lucky Little Learners, we are always striving to do our best to assist teachers and make teaching easier and fun. One way we do this is through our facebook groups (more like PLC's). If you are new to the Lucky Little Learners universe, run and join the right...

## Busy Binders For the Classroom

Have you heard the buzz about "busy binders"? Even though most people may think of binders full of activities to keep little ones busy in the car, did you know busy binders are an amazing resource for the classroom as well? This post will take a look at ideas for what...

## How to Make Personal Finance Standards Fun & Kid Friendly

Have you ever looked through your social studies personal finance standards and thought, "Blek! How can I get these kids engaged in learning about economics?!) We've all been there! But, our team has a solution! Unit 4 of our Lucky to Learn Math curriculum has several...

## Teaching Math Through Science and Social Studies Themes

Have you ever looked at your scope and sequence across subjects and thought, "How will I ever have enough time to teach all this?!" With so much knowledge to share, it often seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to teach everything on the list. Our Lucky to...

## 5 Collaborative Math Activities to Boost Number Sense

Are your students struggling to engage with math instruction? We've got activities and lessons to encourage math collaboration between students. When students work together to learn a new skill, they are more likely to engage in a lesson overall. Keep reading to find...

## New Routines for Number Talks and Math Chats

Number talks, math chats, solve and share. No matter what you call it, this small part of daily math instruction can make a huge difference in students' critical thinking, communication skills, and overall math comprehension. Keep reading to find out some new ideas...

## Captivate Your Students During Whole Group Lessons With Toothy

Toothy is a fun way to review different skills across all subjects. It is especially fun to use Toothy as a whole group activity. With just a click of a button, students will be engaged and excited about practicing their math facts, digraphs, nouns, and more! Once you...

Have you heard the word? Team Lucky Little Learners has a 2nd grade math curriculum called Lucky to Learn Math! Think EVERYTHING you need to effectively teach your math block all year long! Learn all about why this curriculum is different than others and get answers...

## Lucky to Learn 2nd Grade Math Curriculum: Step-By-Step Lesson

Have you heard the amazing news?! Team Lucky Little Learners has been working hard on creating a full year math curriculum! This 2nd grade math curriculum, called Lucky to Learn Math, is standards-based, engaging and easy to teach! This post will serve as a...

## How Centers Support Explicit Instruction in the Primary Grades

If you’ve been in any PD lately you’ve heard the term "explicit instruction" thrown around a lot. With the big push for Science of Reading (SOR)-aligned curriculum explicit instruction is getting a lot of buzz lately. For good reason, too. It’s an effective teaching...

## 5 Math Games 2nd Grade Kids Love

Who says math instruction can't be all fun and games? Using 2nd grade math games in the classroom is a fun and engaging way to reinforce important skills objectives. Think that these activities are just a game? Think again! Using math games as part of the math block...

## Reinforce Essential Math Skills With a Daily Calendar Routine

What if we told you there was a simple classroom routine you could do every day that would reinforce the basic math and literacy skills your students need to succeed? The answer is right in front of your classroom - the calendar! Having a basic calendar routine is a...

## Everything You Need for Math Interactive Notebooks

If you follow Lucky Little Learners on Instagram, Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, or Pinterest it is no surprise to you how much love my team and I have for the humble interactive notebook. Looking at pictures of complete...

## 5 Ways to Teach Math Word Problems in 2nd Grade

Your students have mastered their math facts. They understand basic operations. Now it's time to tackle some word problems! Read on to discover strategies and resources to help teach word problems to 2nd grade learners. Why is it important to teach word problems? Why...

## 12 Interactive Telling Time Activities for 2nd Graders

Time flies when you're having fun - learning about time with our interactive math notebooks, that is! Our Interactive Math Notebooks feature 12 different telling time activities for second-grade students. Get ready to rock around the clock with these awesome...

## Math Graphing Worksheets For 2nd Grade

A teacher sits down at her computer. She searches the phrase, "math graphing worksheets 2nd grade" and is not blessed with easy to use resources, strategies or ideas. Team Lucky Little Learners is here to change that! Keep reading for math graphing lesson ideas that...

## Using 2nd Grade Math Worksheets to Teach 3-Digit Subtraction With Regrouping

Subtraction with regrouping can be an incredibly tricky skill for 2nd graders to master but we all know it’s definitely an important one. This set of 2nd grade math worksheets that feature 3 digit subtraction with regrouping can help your students make incremental...

## More Than Just a Worksheet – Math Money Exercises for 2nd Grade

Looking for 2nd grade money worksheets? Look no further! You can bet your bottom dollar that students will love these math worksheets and activities. We have money worksheets to practice coin counting, money addition and subtraction, making change, and money word...

## Spring Math Centers for 1st and 2nd grade

Spring is here! Time to freshen up your math centers with these fun, hands-on activities for 1st and 2nd grade learners. The end of the school year is just around the corner! Take time to switch up classroom math centers to strengthen math skills, supplement student...

## Mental Math Strategies and Resources

"Use your mental math strategies" is a phrase heard around the world in classrooms. But just what IS mental math? And how can students get confident in using it? Cozy up and keep reading to find some tried and true (teacher backed) strategies to get your little...

## Students Love Counting Money With Toothy Games!

Money, money, money! Looking for a new counting money game to reinforce coin counting skills? Look no further than the Money Math Toothy Game! In this fun math game, students will practice counting money in different amounts and arrangements. They'll be tallying up...

## Student Data Tracking Booklets for Math & Literacy

Student data tracking is useful so teachers have the information needed to drive their plans for instruction. Similarly, it can drive student motivation when they track their own data. When tracking their data, students will take ownership of their learning. Academic...

## How To Use Mini Math Anchor Charts With Students

How’s math instruction going in your classroom? Second-grade math is a pretty mixed bag of abilities. Students are making the transition from a lot of concrete math instruction in Kindergarten and 1st grade into more challenging and abstract concepts. Plus… word...

## Using the Phases of Math Mastery to Plan for Small Groups

If your class is anything like mine you know that kids come in at all ability levels with gaps in a hundred different places within math domains. You might have a kid rocking the number and operations domain but working below grade level in algebraic thinking sitting...

## Using Assessment Data to Target Small Group Math Instruction

The time of year has come for you to kick off small group math! But, we all know how precious time is in the classroom! So, how do you know which small group math activities will be the right ones to use for targeting the skill gaps your students have? Read on to find...

## How To Plan & Teach Math Interventions

So, like an academic progress detective you’ve done that hard part- you’ve identified where the learning gaps are for your students in math. You’ve pinpointed which standards need reinforcement - but what’s the next step? Once you have that data in your hands, what do...

## 4 Free Activities for Making Math Groups Fun (& Effective Too!)

Students in the same grade, but all working at different levels. Does this sound familiar? It can be a challenge to give each student exactly what they need to develop math skills. But with our Small Math Groups Kit, teachers can easily prep fun, engaging, and...

## All About Math Exit Ticket Boards

A teacher finishes teaching a math lesson she feels went well, but she wants to assess how well her students understand it. (Without giving a formal test!) This is the EXACT situation where math exit ticket boards come in handy! Read below for math exit ticket...

## 10 Morning Message Ideas

The classroom morning meeting is one of the most important parts of the school day. It is where students can share, connect, listen, laugh, and learn! A great morning meeting sets the tone for the day. Using a morning message is a fun way to engage your students and...

## Geometry Worksheets for 2nd Grade

If you are looking for some no-prep geometry and fraction practice for your 2nd graders then these geometry worksheets are for you! With over 50 different activities your students will enjoy building on the skills they’ve been learning in class. These worksheets are...

## Morning Work Ideas to Implement Now!

The buses have arrived and students shuffle into classrooms to take their seats. They wander around the room. "Now what?" the teacher asks. What do students do while waiting for the rest of the class to arrive and the day to officially start? Luckily, there is an easy...

## Fall Early Finisher Activities

A teacher just finished a well planned, thought out lesson. She heads to her desk to take a sip of coffee while her students work on their independent work. She plans on walking around the room and assisting several students with skills they need to work on. But then,...

## September Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

September is an exciting time! Some of us are just beginning the school year while others are really getting into the swing of things. Either way, we have some great math centers for back-to-school. The September math centers are focused on skills your students...

## August Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

Calling all 1st & 2nd-grade teachers! Get ready for back to school with our August Math Centers. Back to school is all about reviewing and making sure that students have the basics from their previous grade mastered. Let’s push back on some of that summer slide...

## 14 Strategies for Teaching Addition in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

Addition strategies are fantastic because they provide your students with tools to make computations easier and quicker. These strategies help develop fluency and a deeper number sense. This post covers the top tips and tricks on how to teach addition strategies that...

## Tools to Teach Place Value

Blocks, chips, mats, oh my! When it comes to teaching place value to first and second graders, there are so many tools to choose from. But which place value tools are best for your students? Let’s take a closer look at some of the top math manipulatives for place...

## Place Value Strategies for 1st and 2nd Grade

Ready to dive into place value strategies with first and second graders? Try these top tips to explore place value in your classroom. Top 5 Place Value Strategies #1 - Daily Place Value Practice Make place value practice part of your daily classroom routine....

## Setting Up A Daily School Routine

Ask any veteran teacher, “what’s the best way to create a positive and productive environment in your classroom?” and you’ll hear the same answer over and over. Setting up a daily school routine is crucial. Our young students thrive in a safe and consistent...

## 5 Ways to Use These Free Color by Number Sheets in 2nd Grade

Download our FREE color by number sheets, featuring six pages of no prep math engagement for 2nd graders! Love finding ways to keep your students engaged during independent work? Then do we have a new FREEBIE for you! Our free color by number sheets feature six pages...