Beginning to Understand Decimals in 4th Grade Math and the Upper Elementary Classroom
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Beginning to Understand Decimals in 4th Grade Math and 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 and…

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…

Fun Spring Addition Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade Math Students
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Fun Spring Addition Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade Math Students

 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.  Early learners in kindergarten and first grade are introduced to and practice new addition facts for most of the school year….

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…

Spring Math Activities for the Upper Elementary Classroom
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Spring Math Activities for the Upper Elementary Classroom

The birds are chirping! 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 time to brush up on multiplication facts.   Knowing multiplication facts with instant recall is so important for numerous other math topics including adding and subtracting…

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 how to add doubles with these fun, engaging…

Ways to Practice Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom
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Ways to Practice Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom

Your elementary students are learning division and multiplication skills. Part of those math skills include 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 multiplication…

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…

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.  There are so many contributions Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have made to math. Recognizing these contributions during Black History Month is so important…

100th Days of School Free Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade Math Students
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100th Days of School Free Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade Math Students

It’s crazy to think it’s nearly the 100th day of school, but that’s exactly why I’m here today. I want to share with you my 100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE and some great 100 Days of School Ideas! We love celebrating the 100 Day of School (or even the 101 Day of School) every year….