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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…

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 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…

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…

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.  Whatever the case may…

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…

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…

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…