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Multiplying by 5 Can Be a Breeze with 3 Easy Steps

Are your students struggling with beginning Multiplication? Fear not! In this article, we’ll explore 3 Simple Steps to make Multiplying by 5 a breeze for your second and third graders. But before we dive into the steps, why is mastering multiplication, especially the multiples of 5, crucial for their math journey. Multiplication – The Big…

Boost Math Skills with Fun and Free Spring Multiplication Color by Number Worksheets
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Boost Math Skills with Fun and Free Spring Multiplication Color by Number Worksheets

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 for fluency and mastery. The flowers are beginning to bloom! It is Spring time! That means it is time to integrate Spring FUN with math….

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Chill Out with Free Winter Math Fact Activities for Elementary Grades

As winter blankets us in a layer of frosty magic, let’s take a moment to talk about something equally enchanting—MATH! Yep, you read it right—math can be as DELIGHTFUL as a snow day with the right approach. We all know the importance of Mastering Math Facts, and what better way to do it than with…

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Halloween Multiplication Resources – Great Fun for October!

Get ready, because I’ve got a Spooktacular Treat for all you 3rd Grade, 4th Grade and 5th Grade Teachers out there! As the leaves change color and the air gets crisp, I can’t help but get excited about all the fun and learning that Halloween brings, both at home and in the classroom. One of…

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Thanksgiving Math FREE Fun to Entice Your Third Grade Math or Fourth Grade Math Students

  Gobble! Gobble! It is almost Turkey Time. That means it is time to integrate THANKSGIVING FUN with math. The days leading up to the holiday can busy and hectic.  Why not take that time to brush up on multiplication facts.   Knowing multiplication math facts fluently and with instant recall is crucial for several…

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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…

5 Easy Ways to Build Math Fact Fluency with 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
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5 Easy Ways to Build Math Fact Fluency with 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

We all know the first floor of a house has to be solid before you start building the second floor. (No squeaks or shaky ceilings in my house, please!) The same goes for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade math students. They need to build a solid foundation in mental math before they can add start working…

3 Fun Ways to Get Students Excited About Summer Multiplication Practice
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3 Fun Ways to Get Students Excited About Summer Multiplication Practice

Sun and fun…as summer approach loading up my Third Grade and Fourth Grade Math students with multiplication math fact practice is the key to avoiding the summer slide. These summer multiplication practice ideas are sure to be a hit with students and parents alike.   Practicing multiplication facts throughout the summer helps upper elementary students…