## Teaching 10 More and 10 Less in 6 Easy Steps

Understanding place value is important for first graders.  Learning to add and subtract by ten (and then later one-hundred) can be easy to master if kids understand that only one number changes within the number.  Here’s the good news. . . I have some fun foolproof ways to help your students master this important skill….

## Digital Multiplication Activities With Boom Cards

School buildings may be closed right now but I know dedicated teachers, like you, are looking for a new and exciting ways to engage your Third Graders.  Have I got a great idea for you? Digital multiplication Boom Cards to the rescue. Like you, I have been exploring numerous apps and websites, like Clever, IXL…

Measuring and Drawing Angles can be tricky for some Third Grade and Fourth Grade Students but with lots of practice…mastery is just around the corner.  Luckily, I have found some really amazing ways to get my students excited about and engaged in measuring Angles. I am so excited to share these fun activities to help…

## Multiplying by 9 With 3 Simple Tricks

It’s MULTIPLICATION TIME!  My students are so excited to be practicing multiplying by 9 now! Time to bring out the multiplication games and multiplication math centers. How I introduce the 9 Times Tables Before we Start Multiplying by 9 9s are super fun because there are so many great patterns and tricks when it comes…

## Practicing Multiplication Facts Activities

It seems like it is Multiplication Season for Third Grade Math students. However, I make sure to give my students lots of opportunities for practicing multiplication facts in different ways.      Sometimes we play multiplication games. Here are our favorite…  BUMP Rolling for Fluency Factor Find Memory  Tic Tac Toe.     Occasionally on…

## 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…

## 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

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…

## Teaching Long Division for Beginners

If your memories of math in 4th grade are anything like mine, you might remember struggling to memorize the long division steps. Can you believe I never really understood long division until I became a teacher? Yep. That’s right! To unlock the secret to teaching long division and making it easy for my students (and for…

## 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,…