# 7 Must-Watch Videos to Enhance Your K-3 Math Lessons

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Do you love math? Do you love teaching math? Math may be your favorite subject and your favorite subject to teach, but it can be difficult when new math concepts don’t come easy to your little learners. Making math make sense often requires special tricks and “out-of-the-box” strategies until your students can finally grasp the big idea. From catchy songs and games, to math talks and strategies, these K-3 math videos will help enhance your math lessons and contribute to the success of your students’ learning!

Why Play Math Games?

Games are fun but they are so much more than that!” says Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and spend the next 10 minutes with some food for thought about how to help make your math game time more meaningful for everyone!

Rekenreks: Composing & Decomposing Sums within 5, 10, 20

Bead racks offer students a hands-on, concrete way to illustrate their math thinking and build numbers. In this video, Catherine Reed – The Brown Bag Teacher explores strategies for composing and decomposing numbers, as well as establishing the primary benchmarks of 5, 10, and 20 on a rekenrek.

Multiplication Strategies You Should Teach

In this video, shares five of her favorite strategies that help students understand what multiplication is and provides support for those who are struggling with the skill.

What is a Math Talk?

The First Grade Roundup loves math talks! She believes they’re so important because they give her students a chance to talk about math and make sense of their math world. In this video, you’ll learn what a math talk is, what it can do, and the roles of students and the teacher during a math talk.

Math Workshop, Rotations & Stations

See how Glitter in Third does math workshops in her elementary classroom: four rotations, with four groups, meeting with each group every day!

Subitizing: Developing Number Sense

Subitizing is being able to quickly recognize how many objects are in a small set without having to count the objects. Family Math Night shows how to use dot cards, dice, 10-frames, and Dominoes to develop number sense skills!

Open Number Line Strategy

In this video, The Classroom Key gives a step-by-step demonstration of three different open number line strategies for addition and subtraction. “It’s appropriate for 2nd graders learning addition and subtraction with regrouping,” she says.