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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…

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 Practice Multiplication Facts during the Summer
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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…

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 places. While it may be typical for students to struggle with decimals and place value, it doesn’t have to be the norm! Learning about decimals…

3 Ways to Teach Teen Numbers in Kindergarten
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3 Ways to Teach Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

Do your Kindergarten students struggle with understanding teen numbers? No fear, you can count on Tricia! 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 for mathematical building blocks in later grades.  Teen Numbers are the numbers…

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…

Practice Multiplying by 12 with Games, Activities and Songs
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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…

Elementary Spring Multiplication Activities
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Elementary Spring Multiplication Activities

Spring is here, which means it’s time for  Elementary Spring Multiplication Activities.  The birds are chirping! There’s never been a better time for upper elementary students to practice multiplication facts. The flowers are beginning to bloom! It is Spring time! That means it is time to integrate Spring FUN with math. Why not take that…