Series: Math Routines with Kristin Gray: Kindergarten


Common core State Standards

  • Math:  Math
  • K:  Kindergarten
  • NBT:  Number & Operations in Base Ten
  • A:  Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value
  • 1: 
    Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

    Drawings need not show details, but should show the mathematics in the problem. (This applies wherever drawings are mentioned in the Standards.)

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"Tell Me Everything" Math Routine: Kindergarten
Grade K / Math / Tch DIY

A "Tell Me Everything You Know About ..." routine gives students the opportunity to share their understandings around a common idea, serving as a powerful formative assessment for the teacher.


Great idea.  Thanks for this. I am going to share this with the teachers at my school.  We are always looking for different number talks.

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Great strategy with application across subject areas - offers students the opportunity to dive deeply into their understandings ... providing wait time this key ... and challenging!!!
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Thank you so much Jenn, Ivan and Annie for your comments! Jenn - Wait time is always so hard for me, it is definitely something I work on every single time I do a Number Routine. It is SO difficult to not jump in and write what you think they are saying instead of exactly what you are saying! Annie - I would love to hear more about what you did in the Kindergarten class!
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Hi I presented a maths lesson to a Kindergarten class using this format today and it worked really really well. Thank you! Annie, Sydney, Australia
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Hello,Iam from Panama,City. I liked your class beacuse with just one question you find a lof of information about the number. Congratulations for share your ideas.
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