Skip Counting & Multiplication

7 tips for skip counting

It is very important for students to understand the meaning behind multiplication. It is also important for them to master multiplication facts so that they may apply them to other types of math. They need to know the multiples of numbers to simplify fractions, solve large division problems, see patterns,  understand algebra, and so much more.
Being fluent with Math is similar to being fluent in Reading. If a student knows his sight words and only has to sound out a few unfamiliar words he is able to read a paragraph or story fluently, and comprehend it. However, if he has to sound out all of the words as he reads, the paragraph or passage will take a long time and fluency will be weaker and comprehension compromised.

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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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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.

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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