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Measurement Conversions: Teaching Tips and a FREE Printable

Measurement conversions can be quite overwhelming for some students! This is especially true if they do not understand the relationship between the different units of measurement. Notice I use the word “understand”, not the word “know”. Students can know that 1 foot is 12 inches with out really understanding how they are equal to each other.   Below are suggestions for…

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Resources for Decimals

In my last post I shared some of my strategies for helping students understand decimals. Today I would like to expand on that and share some of my favorite resources! Scholastic Study Jams has a great tutorial on decimal place value which can be found here for FREE! MathAntics has a great FREE video which explains fractions and decimals in terms of…

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Making Sense of Decimals

Recently I have been working with my 4th graders on decimals. We have been identifying decimals, naming decimals, comparing decimals, adding and subtracting decimals. For some students decimals can be daunting at first, but I have a few strategies to help them understand and be successful! Money! Get out the money and review  the relationships between dollars, dimes and pennies.  Give students…

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