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At it’s core, place value is understanding groups of 10. This is a big jump for many students. We are asking them to shift from counting with one-to-one correspondence to counting groups. We are asking them to understand that ten ones are the same as one group of ten. That’s a HUGE jump! Another hug...
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If you’ve ever taught multiplication, you know how hard it can be to help students build fluency with their facts. All of our students process the concept of multiplication differently, and therefore will build their fluency and understanding at different rates. For some students, you can never have...