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Practicing Multiplication Facts Activities

Multiplication isn’t just about memorizing numbers … it’s about discovering the “magic” of mathematical patterns and developing skills that will serve students throughout their academic career. Learning multiplication facts accurately with instant recall is important for students to become confident and efficient problem solvers. When students know their facts well, they will be able to…

Dividing by 2 Made Easy for You
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Dividing by 2 Made Easy for You

My students are always SO excited to learn their multiplication facts.  Spouting off random multiplication equations seems to make them feel like a genius even before they have understanding of what this operation actually entails.     Division seems a bit harder for students.  Seeing the relationship between the two operations can be very helpful. Teaching dividing…

Black History Month Math Activities for Upper Elementary Students
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Black History Month Math Activities for Upper Elementary Students

Most teachers share content related to Black History Month in social studies and reading classes, however, I think Black History Month should be a focus in all content areas. That’s why I developed these Black History Month math activities for my students.   There are so many contributions Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have…

Martin Luther King Day Math Activities for Your 3rd and 4th Graders
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Martin Luther King Day Math Activities for Your 3rd and 4th Graders

On the looking for some Martin Luther King Day Math activities?  Then you’re in luck! These MLK activities are perfect for the whole month of February! This post is full of great ideas you can use with your 3rd, or 4th grade classroom and homeschool students!  Use them as review, for math center or stations,…

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Introduction to Measurement

Helping students with beginning measurement is so important in developing their future math skills. To begin, having a strong introduction to measurement for 1st and 2nd grade students can make a huge difference in their foundational understanding of this important skill! Get started with this introduction to measurement for 1st and 2nd grade students. Identifying…

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Beginning Multiplication Games

      Beginning multiplication games are great for a variety of grade levels. And, I don’t have to tell you how important mastering Math Fact Fluency is for Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade Math Lessons.  Some students like traditional practice methods like flashcards and paper pencils – other students enjoy computer apps and…

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Teaching 10 More and 10 Less in 6 Easy Steps

Understanding place value is important for first graders.  Learning to add and subtract by ten (and then later one-hundred) can be easy to master if kids understand that only one number changes within the number.  Here’s the good news. . . I have some fun foolproof ways to help your students master this important skill….