Sequencing Numbers!

Oy vey!

We have been hard at work trying to implement Eureka Math in the classroom in order to keep pace with general education but BOY is it a headache. It is nice having a curriculum to follow but poses numerous challenges as each lesson incorporates a plethora of skills students have to grapple with leading to moments of accomplishment – as well as – moments of frustration (both students and myself alike!)

One nice thing I will say is it really brings forth spiked skills students are struggling with which I may not have noticed otherwise and it allows me to take this information and utilize it in a meaningful way! From which, I give you:


Super Sequencing!

Each set includes Task Cards, File Folder, and Worksheets to complete in 3 different levels.

  • Numbers 1-10
  • Numbers 1-20
  • Numbers 1-100

I found my students were having trouble figuring out the missing number in a sequence in various locations. We work hard on counting on as that is a CCSS but having the conceptual knowledge of before and after numbers sometimes poses a challenge, especially when attempting to answer for speed without a 100s chart or number line to consult!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Happy Teaching,

Mr. OB


Freebie Monday – Place Value Display

Happy Monday!

Friday I posted a File Folder activity to support your students in learning the different ways to write a number – standard form, written form, base 10 blocks, and expanded form. Today I thought it only fair to share the display I have in my room we reference when practicing these concepts.


OB Place Value Display

Easy and simple display, not much to it but I hope this resource might be helpful in your room! Currently goes up to just thousands.

Good luck this week!

-Mr. OB

File Folder Friday – 4 Ways Written

In room 207, we are in the midst of comparing numbers, utilizing our knowledge built on place value. My students struggle in the abstract thinking sense of how large a number truly is, so we are working hard to support and modify assignments in order for each child to be successful. Some utilizing base 10 blocks, others looking at the highest place value first and comparing, and for some that means providing the picture representation of base 10 blocks and additional scaffolds in order to compare numbers.

Here is one activity we are using in order to help students visualize how a number actually looks, using 4 ways written they can see the standard form, written form, base 10 block construction, and expanded form. This provides students with the knowledge to access all of these strategies when comparing numbers.

4 Ways Written

I hope your students find this useful, enjoy!

-Mr. OB

Monday FREEBIE – Place Value Mats

My students have been hard at work becoming comfortable with building numbers using base 10 blocks. This is a critical skill in order to fully understand the true value of a number visually and to work on expanded form/comparisons. My students are on all different levels with these skills so its been important, as in any special education setting, to have multiple levels for the same skill. While some students are working on just number identification and base 10 block counting, others are comparing 3+ digit numbers.

I hope you will find these mats useful, either print out in black and white for paper copies or, as I find myself doing almost daily for materials, print in color and laminate! =)

Happy Teaching!!!

-Mr. OB

Place Value Mats

Addition and Subtraction in 10 Fluency Practice!

Happy Sunday!

Sundays are a day for me to get ready for the week, both making new materials that will be utilized in the classroom as well as creating new content for my students and the online teaching community! Today I’m sharing one of my current best sellers:

Avengers Addition and Subtraction Fluency Practice – in 5s 10s and Doubles!


Download Here!<<<

This is a great resource to help your students practice their fluency skills in the classroom or at home! The file includes 2 versions of each page, as well as everything in black and white for saving ink.

2 addition in 5     2 subtraction in 5     2 mixed in 5     2 addition in 10     2 subtraction in 10     2 mixed in 10     2 doubles up to 5     2 doubles up to 10

In my classroom, I have each page laminated for reuse and students practice at the beginning of their math Station 1 rotation, tracking their progress as they grow. Students love the graphics and excitement of practicing their fluency skills.

I hope your students enjoy this resource!

-Mr. OB

Making Teen Numbers 11-20

It has been a struggle teaching some students the concept of adding a single digit number to a group of ten to make numbers 11-20 but I finally was able to make a new activity that worked wonders with my students! I just posted it to my store so feel free to check it out!

>>Making Teens<<<


3 ways students can use, either print in black and white and use as a cut and paste, laminate each sheet and use as a fill in with dry erase marker, or print out sheets plus answer sheets, cut and laminate, then velcro and store pieces on each mat for reuse!

I hope you and your students enjoy!

-Mr. OB

Number Bonds 5-10

A quick FREEBIE for all those struggling with number bonds!

Having started to try and incorporate Eureka Math into my classroom to better follow along the general education curriculum within my school, it became clear I needed to find a way to make the concepts my own in a way that was accessible for the unique needs of my students. The way it was presented caused frustration on both sides of the table and this was not good for our classroom! I quickly decided to look for a solution which led me to create a 175 page file for differentiated number bond task cards! Within the file I created fun roll and fill in number bond cards that are differentiated to allow each student to be successful.

You can download the free file here.


This is part of a larger set. If you wish to purchase, you can do so here:

>>>Number Bonds 5-10 Task Cards – Differentiated 3 Levels<<<


Enjoy your week!

-Mr. OB