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Division Fact Practice Fun for Third Grade and Fourth Grade Math

Division Fact Practice for Fun and Creative Minds “Why did the student wear glasses in math class?” To improve di-vision! Ba Dum Tss! Unfortunately most kids do not find division a laughing matter. In fact many struggle to understand the concept and hold onto basic fast answers. Instant recall and mastering division facts for fluency…

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3 Printable Math Games Your 3rd Graders will be Begging to Play

3 Printable Math Games Your 3rd Graders will be Begging to Play Instant recall and mastering multiplication facts for fluency are needed for exponent work. Also, determining common denominators for adding and subtracting fractions, and solving algebraic equations are just as important. But, your students are probably getting tired of practicing facts with flashcards, right? It…

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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…

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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…

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…

3 Ways You Can Begin Teaching Teen Numbers in Kindergarten
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3 Ways You Can Begin Teaching Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

Do your Kindergarten students struggle with understanding teen numbers? No fear, you can count on Tricia! Here are 3 of my favorite ways of teaching teen numbers.   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…

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…