## What you need as a first year teacher?

First Year Teacher Essentials Checklist

- sticky notes.
- tissues.
- a timer.
- manual pencil sharpener.
- clipboard.
- stapler.
- binder clips.
- dry erase markers.

**What are math tools for kindergarten?**

Favorite Math Tools & Toys for Preschool & Kindergarten

- Double-Sided Assorted Geoboards.
- Mini Muffin Match Up.
- Numbers Dough Cutter Kit.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting Floor Puzzle.
- Snap-n-Learn Number Bugs.
- Number and Counting Blocks.

**Do teachers have to buy their own books?**

The school will usually provide books that are required by the curriculum, but it’s highly recommended, sometimes even required, that students do more reading than that during the year. “Schools often rely on donations (and) gifts for independent reading books,” Van Ness said.

### What does number sense include?

Plain and simple, number sense is a person’s ability to understand, relate, and connect numbers. Children with strong number sense think flexibly and fluently about numbers. They can: Visualize and talk comfortably about numbers. Number bonds are one tool to help them see the connections between numbers.

**What materials can be used as math manipulatives?**

5 Math Manipulatives Every Teacher Should Be Using

- Base Ten Blocks. Base Ten Blocks are designed in powers of ten to represent ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands.
- Fraction Tiles. Fraction tiles allow students to learn fractional equivalences and fractions.
- Geared Clocks.
- Pattern Blocks.
- Geoboards.

**What are the best math websites for teachers?**

Math is Fun is a free website offering mini explanations of math topics from all levels, including elementary to high school. It also features tons of games and puzzles to explore. Sheppard Software is a great resource for teachers looking for new ways to differentiate.

## What are the best blogs for middle school math teachers?

Dividing by Zero is great for middle school math teachers looking for a blog that is focused on math and the classroom. This savvy blogger shares the triumphs and struggles of teaching middle school math and describes the different activities she has tried while teaching.

**Where can I find resources for teaching math lessons?**

To quick access to materials for the level you are teaching, simply click on K–5, 6–8, or 9–12. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics believes math lessons should be more than just “drill and kill!” They’ve put together an excellent compilation of lesson plans and activities. These are free and geared towards many different levels.

**What are some math competitions for elementary students?**

The Mathematical Association holds the Primary Math Challenge, a competition specifically designed for elementary students. The competition takes place in November, and students that do really well will be asked to take part in a bonus round in February. The University of Alabama offers a Math by Mail contest.