## Division Facts Practice for 3rd & 4th Grade

Division Fact Practice for Fun and Creative Minds “Why did the student wear glasses in math class?” To improve di-vision! Ba Dum Tss! Unfortunately most kids do not find division facts practice a laughing matter. In fact many struggle to understand the concept and hold onto basic fast answers. Instant recall and mastering division facts…

## 3 Printable Math Games Your 3rd Graders will be Begging to Play

3 Printable Math Games Your 3rd Graders will be Begging to Play Instant recall and mastering multiplication facts for fluency are needed for exponent work. Also, determining common denominators for adding and subtracting fractions, and solving algebraic equations are just as important. But, your students are probably getting tired of practicing facts with flashcards, right? It…

## Converting Fractions Decimals and Percents

Let’s face it, one of the most used real-life math concepts in Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade is converting fractions decimals, and percents. Whether it be figuring out a grade on a test, a sale price of an item, or a tip on a restaurant bill…percentages are all around us. But, when students comprehend the…

## 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 start working…

## 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…

## 3 Fun Ways to Get Students Excited About Summer Multiplication Practice

Sun and fun…as summer approach loading up my Third Grade and Fourth Grade Math students with multiplication math fact practice is the key to avoiding the summer slide. These summer multiplication practice ideas are sure to be a hit with students and parents alike.   Practicing multiplication facts throughout the summer helps upper elementary students…

## Introducing Decimals in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Believe me when I say that teaching decimals to 4th Graders can sometimes be a challenge! It is hard for Fourth Grade math students to grasp place value, much less decimals and their place value. While it may be typical for students to struggle with decimals and place value, it doesn’t have to be the norm! Learning…

## 3 Ways You Can Begin Teaching Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

Do your Kindergarten students struggle with understanding teen numbers? No fear, you can count on Tricia! Here are 3 of my favorite ways of teaching teen numbers.   Sometimes reading and even writing teen-digit numbers can be tricky for little learners. While it’s a skill learned in kindergarten and first grade, it sets the foundation…