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 facts with instant recall is so important for numerous other…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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…

## 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,…

## Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIES, Books, and Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is right around the corner, and that means we need to be prepared! This man deserves our honor and respect, so what better way to celebrate him than with Martin Luther King, Jr. FREEBIES, books, and resources?!And of course we can’t forget about Black History Month as a whole! First…

## 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…