Another pinner said: "This lady is amazing with her math journal challenges! The questions she is asking her kindergartners would challenge my second graders as well. Good example of higher blooms at a younger age level.

Math- Kindergarten through Second Grade: Nice partner for the Linus the Minus: Here's an anchor chart on "Gus the Plus", a math brother who helps students remember and understand the symbol for addition.

Place value die. a cube for tens and ones. Can easily be extended for larger numbers. hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands etc. Students can also build numbers with bean sticks or unifix cubes if they're not ready for base 10 blocks

"On the white paper (plain popcorn) I wrote numbers, on the yellow (buttered popcorn) I wrote math symbols (+ – x ). Students can then choose 2 pieces of white popcorn and 1 piece of yellow. They write the equation and answer in their books.