Flash Freebie Integers Mini Unit

Flash Freebie Jan 7 2016

Today I am happy to Link Up with Happy Little Kindergarten for a Flash Freebie Blog Hop!

I have recently revised my Integers Mini-Unit and will have it offered for FREE on my TpT page until Friday, January 08, 2016.  Click the photo below to get this amazing mini unit for free!

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And for more flash freebies from other bloggers, head over to Happy Little Kindergarten for the links!!!

 

 

Markdown Monday

Who doesn’t love a deal? Kelly and Kims’ Kindergarten has a great linky party with resources marked down today through Friday! Check out mine and then head over to Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten to find the rest!

I am marking down my Holiday Math Bundle. For HALF price you can get a bundle that includes 7 of my Holiday Math resources!

 

Slide2This bundle has worksheets, scavenger hunts, games and word problems! Your students can practice rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, problem solving and balancing equations!

This bundle is normally only $6.00, but from Dec. 14th to Dec 18th it is only $3.00! Yeah!

Find it here:

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Not looking for Math? No problem! Head over to Kelly and Kims’ Kindergarten to find other resources marked down today through the 18th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Math Games

Looking for some Math Games to keep your students engaged during December?

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This time of year is a great time to play educational games with your students!  They are thinking about the Holidays and the upcoming break, so games with Holiday themes will be sure to engage them! Here are a few of my favorites:

 

① This division tic tack toe game is a great way for your students to practice division skills while also having fun! Students take turns solving division problems and then finding the answer on the tic tack toe board!

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② Your students will love getting out of their seats and solving these equations! The holiday theme makes it more fun!

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③ How about this matching game for expanded notation?  This is a skill that students need to practice all year long, so this holiday matching game is a perfect review/practice!

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④ Who doesn’t love a game of Go Fish? Use these fact family cards as a go fish game, matching game or as a sort!

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Counting Down ‘til the Big Day: Holiday Themed Math

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I am happy today to be linked up with some great bloggers for Focused On Fifth’s “Unwrapping Holiday Classroom Ideas”. Every day will be a different topic related to the classroom and the Holiday Season!

As a teacher this time of year can be fun, but also a little challenging. I think the main challenge is keeping the students focused on academics when they are so hyped up about the holidays! This is when I think “If you can’t beat them, join them!” … Continue reading

To PEMDAS or Not to PEMDAS?

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I tutor students from a few different schools/districts and I have found that I now have to ask them if they use PEMDAS, GEMS, or GEMA. And just last week I learned about GEMDAS. If you search Pinterest you will find that some people have very strong opinions about this topic. I have read some good blog posts about order of operations lately and it has me thinking. Continue reading

5 Engaging Thanksgiving Ideas

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Wow! Where did October go? Now that Back to School and Halloween excitement is over, the kids are excited about the holidays! Some are already thinking of Christmas! But, wait, lets not forget Thanksgiving!   I find that this time of year can bring a special challenge … keeping the students engaged. They just might be distracted by the upcoming Holidays! So, I like to do everything I can to incorporate the Holidays into my lessons and activities as a way to keep them engaged at school.

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Make a Math Scavenger Hunt!

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A Math Scavenger Hunt is a great way to get your students moving while they are practicing Math skills!  Type up or write some problems for your students, number them and post them around the classroom or homeschool room!  Give them a piece of paper or a fancy “record sheet” to record their answers as they work around the room.  This is also a fun way for parents to review skills with their children at home before a test!

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Using Place Value to Understand Addition

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Adding two digit numbers can seem like an easy enough task to those of us who have been doing it for a long time!  But for elementary students it can sometimes be confusing, especially if there is regrouping involved.

It is helpful to most students to start with something concrete, like place value blocks. Before I teach students the Continue reading