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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…

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…

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…

Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom
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Greatest Common Factor in the Elementary Classroom

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

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Practicing Multiplication Facts Activities

Multiplication isn’t just about memorizing numbers … it’s about discovering the “magic” of mathematical patterns and developing skills that will serve students throughout their academic career. Learning multiplication facts accurately with instant recall is important for students to become confident and efficient problem solvers. When students know their facts well, they will be able 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…

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. That’s why I developed these Black History Month math activities for my students.   There are so many contributions Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have…

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Introduction to Measurement

Helping students with beginning measurement is so important in developing their future math skills. To begin, having a strong introduction to measurement for 1st and 2nd grade students can make a huge difference in their foundational understanding of this important skill! Get started with this introduction to measurement for 1st and 2nd grade students. Identifying…