There are many ways to teach problem solving to elementary students. Most students are successful with a well structured problem solving plan. However, we all have at least a few students who just don’t “get it” with regular classroom lessons. Working one on one or in small groups and applying well planned interventions helps these students find success. My favorite “Go To” intervention strategies are: …

# Category: division

## 5 Top Tips for Test Prep

Seriously, how did it go so fast? Here we are almost to the end of the year, enjoying the Spring weather and looking forward to lazy days of Summer … BUT … we have to get through end of year testing first! Here are a few tips to make test prep successful: Tip 1: Prioritize areas of need – I don’t…

## Connecting Math to Student’s Interest

So, we all have had that one kid that just hates math, or that one kid who is bored because they don’t see the meaning to learning math. Okay, if we are really being honest, we know quite a few of these kids … quite a few each year! Flash back to my beginning years teaching. I naïvely thought if…

## Understanding Multiplication and Division in Word Problems

A few students usually have an intuition about the structure of the problems and just “get it” with out much help, but the majority of students need direct, systematic instruction paired with hands on or pictorial examples to really, truly, deeply, understand the difference between multiplication and division in word problems.

## Christmas Math Games

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