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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 start working…

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…

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.  Because of this, it’s…

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…

Activities to Practice Adding Doubles
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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…

Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom
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Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom

Your elementary students are learning division and multiplication skills. Part of those math skills includes understanding greatest common factor in the math classroom.    GCF is also important in beginning to understand, add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions! Understanding the largest number divides into a set of numbers will help your students practice division and…