Friday, December 27, 2013

Introducing Maddy & Matt, the Math Stars... and their First Freebie!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

How's your Christmas break going? We had a lovely family Christmas ... there's nothing better, right?

I'm excited to announce that I have FINALLY completed and posted a set that I've been working on... well, forever, it seems like. I actually started it way back in early October, got it started, and then kept going back again and again to add to it and polish it up. I am super excited about it!

So, here goes... introducing...

Maddy and Matt are the cutie pie Math Stars (thanks to Krista Wallden at Creative Clips!) who'll be featured in a whole set of resources that will strengthen your students' math/literacy connection. The collection begins with this set of six guided reading books.

As you use this set of six guided reading books in small groups for reading or math, you'll be helping your students build connections between their learning in math and reading, and we all know how crucial connections are to deeper understanding and retention. Your students will also be strengthening their use of strategies for reading and for math. And, guess what? You'll be saving time, too, as you address multiple standards simultaneously!

Here are the topics of the six books.

     * Adding one (K.CC.7, K. OA.2)
     * Addition Strategies/ Adding Doubles (1.OA.3)
     * Missing Addends/ complements of Ten (K.OA.4)
     * Geometric Shapes (K.G.2)
     * Data Collection (1.MD.4)
     * Sums of Ten (K.OA.4)

Want to see more? Click on the picture to see the set at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

All of the Maddy and Matt resources will combine skills and strategies in both reading and math. Here's a freebie to give you a little taste of what I mean. When your students play this partner game to practice adding and subtracting ten, they'll also be reading math words and interpreting and applying math expressions like "ten more than" and "is equal to", which means they'll be reading lots of sight words, reading phrases with increased fluency, and more. Hey, that's a whole lot of standards in one dose!
Click on the image to download your freebie!

Enjoy the freebie... and watch for more adventures of Maddy and Matt, the Math Stars!

Happy Teaching!


  1. Thanks so much Linda for this great freebie.
    LMN Tree

  2. Hello,
    The link to the Maddy & Matt Adding Ten: Is It True? is broken. Please advise...
    Special Ed Shenanigans

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Teresa! It had been linked to the now-defunct Teacher's Notebook site. It's been redirected and is now on Google Drive.


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