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How to Get Your Students to Love Practicing Multiplication Facts with a Freebie

It seems like it is Multiplication Season for Third Grade Math students. My students practice their multiplication facts for fluency and mastery several different ways in the classroom.   Sometimes we play multiplication games. Here are our favorite… * BUMP * Rolling for Fluency * Factor Find * Memory  * Tic Tac Toe.   Occasionally on a…

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4 Divisibility Rules Every Student Should Master with FREEBIES

Mastering and understanding divisibility rules can be helpful for long division and greatest common factor. However, memorizing divisibility rules can be challenging for some kids. I love incorporating fun hands-on ways to teach division in my classroom. You probably know the divisibility rule for 2:  any even. number can be divided by 2.  What about…

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Tips for Mastering Multiplication Facts with FREEBIES, Games and Activities

Make Math Facts Fun Instant recall and mastering multiplication facts for fluency is needed for exponents, making common denominators for adding and subtracting fractions and solving algebraic equations just to name a few. However, practicing facts with flash cards can be redundant and dull.  Memorizing multiplication products can be challenging for many kids. I love…

Fun Ways to Teach Exponents to Beginners
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Fun Ways to Teach Exponents to Beginners

When I think of tricky math concepts for my fourth Graders … I think EXPONENTS! Introducing exponents was a math concept that I was dreading because I had a feeling that my students would fall into the rookie pattern of multiplying the base with the exponent. Much to my delight, my Fourth graders mastered exponents…

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Ideas to Spark your Thanksgiving Math for the Elementary Classroom with Some Fact Freebies

Want to keep your kids engaged during math centers during Thanksgiving Celebrations? Here are some ideas and a few Math Fact freebies  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my kiddos because of the great opportunities to celebrate gratitude.  I love practicing gratitude through journals.  It is also a time for turkeys,…

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Winter Math Fact Resources for the Elementary Classroom with a FREEBIE

These winter math fact resources are an engaging, hands-on way to get your students working on their addition or multiplication facts while having fun. First up is the winter addition color by number. What child doesn’t love to color? (Heck, what adult doesn’t?!?) So let them! And you won’t have to worry about your administrator walking…