Making Number Sense Make Sense: A Math Podcast for Early Elementary Teachers

by Lara

Hi! I'm Lara and I didn't use to be a math person. Through a winding series of events, I have developed a passion for early elementary mathematics! Learn about it in this episode and stay tuned for future episodes about developing number sense in math!

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Ep 39: Introducing the Addition and Subtraction Symbols

    Ep 39: Introducing the Addition and Subtraction Symbols

    Truth. Kids don't need addition and subtraction symbols to do addition and subtraction symbols. But when they do, give them a little…spice. Today we’re talking about how to give those squiggles meaning! Any podcast episodes you want me to make? Let me know in this Google Form! Helpful Links Blog Post Addition and Subtraction Lessons Let's Connect! Instagram Website YouTube Channel

  • Ep 38: Quick and Easy Subtraction Games up to 12

    Ep 38: Quick and Easy Subtraction Games up to 12

    Subtraction games can be tricker than addition because we don’t want students working with negative numbers in Kindergarten or First grade! This episode shares 5 print-and-play math games you can use in your classroom tomorrow! Your students will practice math facts, writing equations, working independently and with partners, freeing you to circulate or work with small groups! Have a topic you want me to discuss? Fill out the Google Form! Timestamps 1:06 - Spin and Subtract 2:15 - Spin, Roll, and Color 3:14 - Build, Roll, and Break 4:00 - Spin, Roll, and Remove 4:32 - Jump Around Helpful Links Blog Post Get the Games! Addition and Subtraction Games Bundle Let's Connect! Instagram Website YouTube Channel

  • Ep 37: Print-and-Play Addition Games for Numbers to 12

    Ep 37: Print-and-Play Addition Games for Numbers to 12

    I love a good game to have kids learning and practicing math! The applause my students give when in math center time is music to my ears! These addition games are pretty simple and don't include a lot of varied directions, perfect to free you up to circulate the room if you need to or pull students one one-on-one or in a small group because they're engaged in these fast-paced games that are accessible to them and easy to differentiate. Have a topic you want me to discuss? Fill out the Google Form! Timestamps 1:14 - Spin and Add 1:46 - Roll A Two-Color Tower 2:57 - Ladybug Addition 3:41 - Add Them Up 4:46 - Sevens Helpful Links Blog Post Get the Games! Addition and Subtraction Games Bundle Spinners Dice Stickers Let's Connect! Instagram Website YouTube Channel

  • Ep 36: 6 Tips to Help Struggling Mathematicians

    Ep 36: 6 Tips to Help Struggling Mathematicians

    Sometimes you have the perfect lesson and crickets. Or… most of your students get it, but there are a handful who don’t. What do you do for them? In this episode, I’m sharing tips to help your struggling mathematicians! Any podcast episodes you want me to make? Let me know in this Google Form! Helpful Links Blog Post YouTube Video Let's Connect! Instagram Website YouTube Channel

  • Ep 35: Things I Learned From My Kindergarten Students About Life

    Ep 35: Things I Learned From My Kindergarten Students About Life

    As teachers, it's our job to be the ones doing the “teaching” but there is a lot we can learn from our students too! Far beyond the most recent slang or trending dance on social media! Today I shared 4 things my students remind me of all the time! Any podcast episodes you want me to make? Let me know in this Google Form! Let's Connect! Instagram Website YouTube Channel