# 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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## Two Digit Multiplication Activities Your Students Will Love

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! After lots of planning and trial and error, I feel like I’ve finally found the perfect two digit…

## 2 Simple Ways to Teach Multi Digit Long Division

Long Division for Beginners can be challenging and frustrating for some students. But, it doesn’t have to be with a few clever and engaging strategies. We all know our students learn in different ways, so it’s important for us as teachers to make sure we are presenting lots of differentiated instruction when introducing a new…

## 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…

## Two Digit Multiplication Activities Your Students Will Love

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! After lots of planning and trial and error, I feel like I’ve finally found the perfect two digit…

## 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…

## 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…

## 3 Ways to Use Math Flashcards to Master Facts

Math flashcards are one of my favorite methods to reinforce or teach a new math skill! 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 flashcards. I love using them as a way for my students 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…

## 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 their doubles with these fun, engaging activities to…