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!      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.

Make Math Fun!

Summer is a great time to sleep in, watch movies, read books, play in the sprinkler and eat ice cream!   Summer should be fun and children need time to relax and play.   However, the summer can be long and children can forget some of the skills they  need for the upcoming school year.   I am adding this post  to give you some FREE,  FUN ideas for helping your children practice math skills!    Continue reading

Multiplication Tips

10 Tips for Learning Multiplication Facts:

Here are some tips I have found helpful for teaching students multiplication facts.

#1: Don’t try to learn them all at once. This can be very overwhelming to most students. Give them time to learn a little bit at a time so they can really master the facts.

#2: Learn the Zero and Ones first … they are pretty easy.   When you multiply a number by ZERO the product will be ZERO. When you multiply a number by ONE the number stays the SAME. Ex: 4 x 0 = 0, 6 x 0 = 0 , 6 x 1= 1 , 9 x 1 = 1.

#3: Master the twos next.   Any number times two is DOUBLE.   Ex: 4 x 2 = 8, 6 x 2 = 12