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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…

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…

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…

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 by…

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Entice Your Beginning Multiplication Student To Practice Their Facts with Math Games

      I don’t have to tell you how important mastering Multiplication Math Fact Fluency is for Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade Math Lessons.  Some students like traditional practice methods like flashcards and paper pencil – other students enjoy computer apps and games and still other students learn best through engaging games and activities.  Personally,…

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3 Cool + Simple Tricks to Multiply by 9 that your students will LOVE!

It’s MULTIPLICATION TIME!  My students are so excited to be practicing their Nines Multiplication Facts now! Time to bring out the multiplication games and multiplication math centers. How I introduce the 9 Times Tables 9s are super fun because there are so many great patterns and tricks when it comes to the Nines!  The first…