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Roll a Number!

There’s something about adding dice to a printable worksheet that turns a boring page into something kids think is fun.

This is a spin on the traditional number of the day for numbers 1-12. Students roll one or two dice (two different worksheet options) and fill out the page based on the number that was rolled.

I find this worksheet perfect for math centers or a quick math warmup before a lesson.


If you are going to use this sheet daily, consider printing a copy for each student, stuffing it in a sheet protector, and have students fill it out with a dry erase marker! When students are done, either collect or have them place on the corner of their desk and you can quickly walk around and glance at each student’s paper to check understanding. Then simply erase and it’s ready for the next day!

You can download the product HERE! Hope you enjoy and happy back to school this month (for many)!!

-Mrs. B

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Double Digit WORD PROBLEMS for the Partial Sum Method

Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE the partial sum method? (HAHA, KIDDING!)

It’s only fitting the first method I created a resource for word problems is for partial sum ūüôā


Here’s why I LOVE the partial sum method:

  1. It’s great for visual learners. I’m a visual learner and I love how I can easily see what I’m doing when I’m adding tens and ones.
  2. It’s great to use for your students that struggle in math. It’s AWESOME for intervention. Your lowest math students will succeed and feel incredible that they can succeed using this method!
  3. It’s so much more fun than the traditional method!

Check out this product HERE and let me know what you think! Hope you like it!

-Mrs. B



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Partial Sum Addition FREEBIE!

It’s been awhile since I created a freebie, so I figured it was time! This simple graphic organizer/worksheet printable is an easy way to help introduce and practice addition using the partial sum method!


You can download the FREEBIE HERE!

Be sure to check out my other products to help teach addition using multiple methods:

Partial Sum Addition 

Base Ten Addition

Decomposition Addition

Triple Digit Partial Sum Addition


Thanks for stopping by!

-Mrs. B

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Partial Sum Addition: Triple Digits!

After creating multiple products to help teach addition with multiple methods for double digit numbers, I decided to start creating some for triple digits too!


This product is designed to help teach addition through the hundreds. It has resources for addition without regrouping and with regrouping.

The product includes:

-3 mini posters/anchor charts for partial sum triple digit addition

-4 printable worksheets and answer keys (2 without regrouping and 2 with regrouping)

-2 assessments and answer keys (1 without regrouping and 1 with regrouping)

-1 cut/paste sorting activity to help with partial sum of numbers


I hope you enjoy it! You can preview the entire product HERE!

-Mrs. B

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Opinion Writing Pack and a FREEBIE!

Calling all 2nd and 3rd grade teachers! Do you need an easy opinion writing unit that doesn’t take YEARS to prep, is common core aligned, engaging, and student centered? Well look no further!



From ready to print anchor charts, to sorts, games, graphic organizers, writing prompts, assessments, checklists, etc. this pack has pretty much EVERYTHING you need to start a successful writing unit. One of the reasons I love this unit so much is because of the resources to help scaffold and differentiate instruction when needed. If you teach ELL students, this resource is especially helpful! The graphic organizers, charts, sentence stems, etc. really help every student succeed! I even included a breakdown of how to use all the resources to implement a 4o day opinion writing unit!


A few years back when teaching 2nd grade, I was trying so hard to teach opinion writing with the common core standards without having all the resources I really needed. I¬†felt that my teaching was all over the place. I would use free revised Lucy Calkin’s lessons that I found online, various common core aligned lessons/activities/printables I found, and random books I had in my classroom library to help. While I was happy with how my students’ writing was improving and progressing, I felt lost, stressed, and ALWAYS thinking about WHAT I was going to teach next. I never really had a full plan with where I was going. That’s¬†when this pack was created. It made my life so much easier, my students writing so much better, and it was actually a very fun unit to do! Other teachers have tried it and so far I’ve heard only positive results! I hope your classroom has the same success and fun as well!


Get one of the opinion writing graphic organizers for free  HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs. B

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January Edition: Multiple Methods to Teach Double Digit Addition

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun holiday and New Year! While I spent the majority of my time spending quality time with my family, I did manage to sneak in some time for creating more products for all you!

I’ve been so pleased at how many of you like and have implemented the use of multiple methods for teaching addition into your classroom! So, I’m trying to create more products for you all to use! Here’s a “January” (or any winter month for that matter!) pack for double digit addition. These charts are perfect to help introduce or practice each method, handouts for parents, or reference pages for your students. The practice pages are perfect for math centers, independent work, morning work, homework, sub plans, etc. And an assessment is always helpful as well!


This product includes two charts for each of the three methods (one chart for regrouping and one without regrouping), 2 practice pages for each method with answer keys, and an assessment. You can preview the entire product HERE! Enjoy!

-Mrs. B


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Holiday Partial Sum Addition!

Recently, I posted about the partial sum method and why I love it for helping teach double digit addition. Because it’s important to continue to teach high quality content during the holiday season, I created this little pack to give students some extra practice with the partial sum method while also making it feel a “little” festive!


This would be perfect to send home during the winter break for homework and/or to use anytime in December (or January) in your classroom!


-Mrs. B!

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Base Ten Method for Addition

I’m so excited to share another method to teach addition for The Common Core Standards. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the other methods I have shared (PARTIAL SUM and DECOMPOSITION). I’m hoping you had great success introducing and teaching the methods in your classroom, and you are back to get another method!

I call this method: Base Ten


I call it this because you are essentially drawing out the base ten blocks for the ones and tens. To make it easier and not so time consuming, I’ve simplified it to drawing dots for the ones (instead of the little unit block), and a line for the tens (the ten-block or rod/long). Trust me, if you let the students draw it out the other way to look exactly like the base ten blocks, some spend WAYYYY too much time trying to make each rod have ten cubes on it. It becomes more of an art lesson than a math lesson. And since the purpose isn’t for the drawing,¬†this is an easy way for students to still identify with the base ten blocks, while not spending an entire lesson making perfect looking “rods”.

Here’s mini anchor charts that help show how it works (one without regrouping and one with regrouping):

Teaching the method without regrouping is pretty simple. I focus on the base ten method without regrouping for at least a few days. You want your students to have this down completely before you add regrouping into the mix!

You have students draw out the dots for the ones place. Then, you have students draw lines for the tens to the left of the dots. Make sure they line up the ones and the tens for easy adding. After the lines and dots are drawn, have students add the ones first (this is important to do first for when you introduce regrouping), followed by the tens.

When you are regrouping, you draw out dots first followed by lines. When students count the dots and realize there’s more than ten, they circle ten of the dots, draw an arrow over to the tens, and add a line for the regrouped ten. They finish the same way, by adding up what ones are left over and last add the tens.

I really love this method because it has that visual component that really helps students understand what is happening when you have to regroup ones. Where was this method when we were in elementary school? I would carry the one over to the tens place, but I’m not sure I understood this conceptually until much later.

Check out the entire resource HERE that includes charts, a sort, practice pages with answer keys, and two assessments! Let me know how you like it!


-Mrs. B

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Letter Sorting

Before students can become fluent readers, there are many foundational skills needed. One skill is knowing the difference between lowercase and capital letters. An easy¬†way to help your students practice this is by SORTING! Here’s an easy no prep cutting/gluing sorting page:


Another foundational skill that readers need is the ability to distinguish between letters and words. Here’s ¬†a sort for that!



If you think you could use these in your class, check out all 12 of the sorts I’ve created right here: LETTER SORTING!¬†

Thanks for stopping by!

-Mrs. B

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Partial Sum Method for Teaching Double Digit Addition (with and without regrouping)

You might remember my recent post about double digit addition using the decomposition method. Well, today I’m excited to share another method you may or may not have heard of to teach addition.




This method might be the easiest to understand and master. It makes me a little jealous that I wasn’t taught methods like this when I was in elementary school. I remember carrying over the one to the tens place in regrouping, but not REALLY knowing what that meant for the longest time.

Partial sum addition really helps conceptualize the whole idea of addition. This method especially helps my struggling math students understand numbers better and improve their addition skills.


I created this pack to help introduce, teach and assess double digit addition with and without regrouping using the partial sum method. Included in this pack is: mini anchor charts/posters, a sort, 4 practice sheets and answer keys, 2 assessments (with and without regrouping) and answer keys.


Let me know if you love this method as much as I do!

-Mrs. B