## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## Martin Luther King Day Math Activities for Your 3rd and 4th Graders

On the looking for some Martin Luther King Day Math activities?  Then you’re in luck! These MLK activities are perfect for the whole month of February! This post is full of great ideas you can use with your 3rd, or 4th grade classroom and homeschool students!  Use them as review, for math center or stations,…

## Beginning Multiplication Games

Beginning multiplication games are great for a variety of grade levels. And, I don’t have to tell you how important mastering Math Fact Fluency is for Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade Math Lessons.  Some students like traditional practice methods like flashcards and paper pencils – other students enjoy computer apps and…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…