I have several "high" academic students this year, and I'm wondering how I can best meet their needs. Our district does math workshop, which really helps because in addition to the mini-lesson (which is whole group), I also pull them once a week (with the lower kids getting pulled 2-3 times a week) for guided math groups. So, I do have a chance to see them as a small group and really tailor my instruction to their higher levels. Right now, we're focusing on addition strategies, and while I'm planning on covering strategies that might be a little bit harder (making a 10 with "number buddies" in a 3 addend problem, borrowing from one addend to make a ten with the other...ie: 9+5 is the same as 10+4), I'm wondering where to go from there once the strategies are covered. With the common core, we do addition to 20, but on our district standard assessments this fall (which adjusts the difficulty level of the questions based on how they answer previous ones), those kids were getting multiplication and division questions! They were also getting addition questions that were 3 digits plus 3 digits! Without wanting to directly "teach to the test", but also realizing that these kids are ready for some challenging stuff, where would you go from there? Teaching 2 digit vertical addition without/with regrouping? Starting basic concepts of multiplication? Thanks for your help!