# Together, we can help every math student shine!

## Hi there- I am Tricia,

##### I’m a Math Specialist who is passionate about creating simple and fun differentiated resources for elementary students. I was DESTINED to be a teacher.

I believe the great TRIFECTA in teaching math SUCCESSFULLY to your students is

- Scaffolding and Differentiation
- Math Fact Fluency
- Amazing Parent Communication

The end result? Confident mathematicians who believe in themselves and aren’t afraid to TRY ANYTHING!

I love that through Count on Tricia, I am able to help teachers support their students and make a positive impact worldwide. As sappy as that sounds, it is 100% true!

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## Engaging Two-Digit Multiplication Activities

I remember the days of attempting to teach my fourth and fifth-grade students to multiply 2×1 and 2×2 digit numbers. They were struggling to grasp the concept and I felt completely overwhelmed. Two-digit multiplication can just be hard! I’m so glad I have finally mastered the perfect engaging activities to lead my students in. Goodbye, are…

## How to Teach Multi-Digit Long Division

Long Division for Beginners can be challenging and frustrating for some students. But does it have to be? With these strategies, your 4th Grade students will be Long Division Masters in no time! 2 Simple Ways to Teach Long Division to Kids: The Unconventional Way: PARTIAL QUOTIENT STRATEGY Although, this strategy may seem strange at…

## 5 Easy Ways to Build Math Fact Fluency with 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

We all know the first floor of a house has to be solid before you start building the second floor. (No squeaks or shaky ceilings in my house, please!) The same goes for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade math students. They need to build a solid foundation in mental math before they can add start…

## 5 Easy Ways to Build Math Fact Fluency with 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

We all know the first floor of a house has to be solid before you start building the second floor. (No squeaks or shaky ceilings in my house, please!) The same goes for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade math students. They need to build a solid foundation in mental math before they can add start…

## 3 Fun Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts during the Summer

Sun and fun…as summer approaches loading up my Third Grade and Fourth Grade Math students with multiplication math fact practice is the key to avoiding the summer slide. Practicing multiplication facts throughout the summer helps upper elementary students ease into higher math with less time focusing on solving the facts and more time dedicated to…

## Practice Multiplying by 12 with Games, Activities and Songs

Once students have mastered basic addition and subtraction, then they are ready for the fun stuff. One word, multiplication. This is a concept that I feel can go two ways for students. They are either thrilled to be learning something new or they have major anxiety about the unknown of multiplication. Whatever the case may…

## 3 Ways to Use Flashcards to Master Math Facts

One of my favorite methods to reinforce or teach a new skill is by using flashcards! They are perfect for any subject, but I especially love to use them during math. There are so many games, drills, and activities you can create using flash cards. I love using them as a way for…

## Activities to Practice Adding Doubles

It’s Double Trouble Time⏰ Adding doubles (1+1, 2+2, and so on) is an important step in learning basic operations for your youngest mathematicians. This is one of the first steps in understanding counting, addition, and eventually multiplication skills. Your K-2 students will get excited about learning how to add doubles with these fun, engaging…

## Dividing by 2 Made Easy for You

My students are always SO excited to learn their multiplication facts. Spouting off random multiplication equations seems to make them feel like a genius even before they have understanding of what this operation actually entails. Division seems a bit harder for students. Seeing the relationship between the two operations can be very helpful. Teaching dividing by…