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…

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…

Measurement Conversion for 4th and 5th Grade Students
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Measurement Conversion for 4th and 5th Grade Students

  Measurement Conversion for 4th and 5th Grade students Measurement can be a confusing concept for upper elementary students, especially when it comes to measurement conversion. Whether you are teaching customary measurements, metric conversions, or both, your students will need to practice understanding and applying this skill.    Having cheat sheets of conversion formulas and…

Fun Ways to Teach Exponents to Beginners
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Fun Ways to Teach Exponents to Beginners

When I think of tricky math concepts for my fourth Graders … I think EXPONENTS! Introducing exponents was a math concept that I was dreading because I had a feeling that my students would fall into the rookie pattern of multiplying the base with the exponent. Much to my delight, my Fourth graders mastered exponents…