Numeracy in Kindergarten and 1st grade: Learning Through the Common Core
What Teachers Say
The greatest thing I notice is that my students’ understanding of number sense has greatly increased. Students who I knew last year that could hardly identify numbers 1-5 are now adding and subtracting and knowing how to count on and back and what one more and one less means. They also are starting to understand number families and the relationship members have with each other.”
Taking the [professional development] allowed me to gain insights, strategies, methodologies, and approaches to math that I never used before. This [PD] was for me a school that taught me math teaching on the kindergarten and first grade levels.
I love having these activities as warm-ups or quick reviews or part of math rotations for them to practice their number sense. I feel like now as we get into more difficult concepts they are equipped with great number sense and tackle the harder problems. I has helped supplement our curriculum to fill in gaps.
My students have loved the games and activities. They often ask to play them. As we play they laugh and are all engaged. It’s great to see the students who are lower and not as engaged in lessons to be participating and eager to come up with answers.