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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 is needed for exponent work, determining common denominators for adding and subtracting fractions and solving algebraic equations just to name a few.  But your students are probably getting tired of practicing facts with flash cards,…

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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…

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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
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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 Get Students Excited About Summer Multiplication Practice
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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
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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
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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…

Spring Addition Activities for First Grade
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Spring Addition Activities for First Grade

Spring Math Activities Spring Addition Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade are the perfect addition to your Spring schedule. I don’t know about you, but I am so glad that Spring is here! One of my favorite parts about this time of the year is incorporating elements of it into worksheets and activities.  Foundational Math…