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If you want ideas for your Kindergarten and first-grade math lessons, you are in the right place! I am a primary teacher who loves teaching all things math for the primary grades! I wasn't always this way, trust me. If you are like me, always trying to find new ways to make your math block more engaging and purposeful, this is the podcast for you. I will be sharing ideas on how to teach specific math standards as well as how to use Number Talks, interactive notebooks, math center games, task cards, and journal prompts. Check out my website for more tips: onebasicteacher.comFollow me on Instagram @onebasicteacher

Talking Math with One Basic Teacher Meghann

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If you want ideas for your Kindergarten and first-grade math lessons, you are in the right place! I am a primary teacher who loves teaching all things math for the primary grades! I wasn't always this way, trust me. If you are like me, always trying to find new ways to make your math block more engaging and purposeful, this is the podcast for you. I will be sharing ideas on how to teach specific math standards as well as how to use Number Talks, interactive notebooks, math center games, task cards, and journal prompts. Check out my website for more tips: onebasicteacher.comFollow me on Instagram @onebasicteacher

    Episode 31: Math Games for Adding and Subtracting

    Episode 31: Math Games for Adding and Subtracting

    Math games are the best! Many excellent math center activities practice addition and subtraction. They are great because students love playing math games, and it gets them talking to each other about math in a fun way. 


    In this episode, I will share with you four math center activities that you can use to practice addition and subtraction. 
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    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 9 min
    Episode 30: Number Talks for Adding and Subtracting

    Episode 30: Number Talks for Adding and Subtracting

    It’s that time of year when I teach my students to add and subtract. It can be a fun time (there are so many great ideas out there to use)! 


    One of my favorite parts of teaching addition and subtraction is Number Talks. There are many great activities that get kids warming up their brains and getting ready to solve problems. Number Talks are like a puzzle for students to solve, and they get to talk about how they solved them, which is a bonus! Any time they share how they solved a problem makes them happy!


    So, in this episode, I will share with you three fun ways to use number talks in your math workshop! So let’s get started!


    Blog:
    Latest Episode
    Guided Math
    FREE Math Workshop Workbook
    TPT Store:
    One Basic Teacher
    YouTube Channel:
    One Basic Teacher
    Instagram:
    @onebasicteacher
    Email:
    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 8 min
    Episode 29: Math Center Ideas That Are Low Prep

    Episode 29: Math Center Ideas That Are Low Prep

    Math Games are a great way to engage your students in meaningful math activities and are so fun! They are great because students love playing math games, and it gets them talking to each other about math in a fun way. However, on the prep side of things, coming up with games to do for any unit can be a pain.


    So, in today’s post, I will share with you three math center games that you can use with almost any unit and that your students will love. Also, they are very low prep!
    Blog:
    Latest Episode
    Guided Math
    FREE Math Workshop Workbook
    TPT Store:
    One Basic Teacher
    YouTube Channel:
    One Basic Teacher
    Instagram:
    @onebasicteacher
    Email:
    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 10 min
    Episode 28: Guided Math Groups Ideas That Work

    Episode 28: Guided Math Groups Ideas That Work

    Guided math groups are fun! You get to work with students in small groups and see their thinking in a small group. It's easier to understand if a student understands the math skill you are teaching. It can tell you so much about them as a mathematician. 
    Guided math is focused on teaching in small groups that make it possible to provide appropriate instruction. 
    Meaning:  Small group instruction = differentiation

    You can address individual students' needs, keep them engaged, understand their strengths and struggles, and use that to build their confidence in math!
    In guided math instruction, students share their strategies, explore a math skill, and talk with each other (meaning, you are not talking, they are). 

    So, in this episode, I will share with you what guided math is and three ideas that work efficiently so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. 

    Blog:
    Latest Episode
    Guided Math
    FREE Math Workshop Workbook
    TPT Store:
    One Basic Teacher
    YouTube Channel:
    One Basic Teacher
    Instagram:
    @onebasicteacher
    Email:
    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 8 min
    E27: How to Teach Whole Group Math in 15 Minutes or Less!

    E27: How to Teach Whole Group Math in 15 Minutes or Less!

    When I first started teaching my math block, I have to say that most of my block was whole group with a bit of time for my students to practice at the end of the block. We would practice the same skill over and over and over. There wasn’t a lot of time to enrich students or remediate either. 


    Then I moved to the Math Workshop Model and had problems keeping my focus lesson short to get to my math stations. It was a hot mess!


    Then I started focusing on my time and how I could reduce my whole group lesson to just 15 minutes. It took a lot of time to figure out, but I can now keep my lessons to about 15 minutes. 


    So in this episode, I will share how to get your whole group lesson down to 15 minutes or less.

    Blog:
    Latest Episode
    Guided Math
    FREE Math Workshop Workbook
    TPT Store:
    One Basic Teacher
    YouTube Channel:
    One Basic Teacher
    Instagram:
    @onebasicteacher
    Email:
    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 9 min
    E26: Number Sense Routines That Are Quick and Easy

    E26: Number Sense Routines That Are Quick and Easy

    My favorite part of the math workshop is the Number Sense routines. I start them every day in my classroom. I love listening to my students think about the problem presented to them and make it into a math problem. This is where I will get them to raise their hand because they want to share what they discovered. 


    So, in today’s episode, I will share with you what number sense routines are and how you can use them in your classroom in just 5 minutes a day. 
    Blog:
    Latest Episode
    Guided Math
    FREE Math Workshop Workbook
    TPT Store:
    One Basic Teacher
    YouTube Channel:
    One Basic Teacher
    Instagram:
    @onebasicteacher
    Email:
    meghann@onebasicteacher.com

    • 9 min

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