Getting Ready For Halloween!

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Wow!   The stores are stocked with Halloween candy already!  Last year I bought some ahead of time to be prepared, and “OOPS“, we ended up eating it and had to restock!  So, this year I am waiting a little longer to stock up. However, I did buy a small amount of candy corn the other day so we could enjoy a little pre-Halloween treat!

I’m trying to wait until October 1st to out my decorations,  but it is so hard! In the meantime I bought some adorable Halloween themed clip art Continue reading

Expanded Notation Games, Practice Pages and Quiz

Today I would like to share with you some resources I have created to help my 3rd and 4th graders with expanded notation!

  1. Here is a TOTALLY FREE download!  practiceExpand    It has 2 practice pages and a quiz. The numbers are 4 and 5 digit numbers and the problems include practice for writing expanded notation into standard form and writing standard form into expanded notation.

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Ideas and Resources for Rounding

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Rounding is an important math skill that is difficult for some students to really get. There are some great songs, rhymes, and “tricks” to help students memorize rounding rules.  However, it is important make sure students engage in activities to help them understand the meaning of rounding before the tricks. Really understanding the meaning helps them to remember the rules later and apply estimating skills in different situations. It also helps to build a stronger number sense and understanding of how mathematics works. Continue reading