of us teach “Fact Families” or use a triangle as a means to teach the
relationships between numbers in addition and subtraction.
the other day I was about to teach my lesson and on a whim started talking in this
“royal” (aka: poor excuse for a British accent!) and had the kids wrapped!Their attention and buy-in was
Needless to say it really drove
the concept home!
I was making up stories, for example, of a castle on top of a mountain that
had 10 royal children.6 were prices and
4 were princesses.
Well, I started to embellish the stories and draw as the
I love when a random idea becomes your best lesson of the
A teacher friend of mine suggested that we make booklets for students to
work in and…