Today I would like to share with you some resources I have created to help my 3rd and 4th graders with expanded notation!
- 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.
My last post included many resources and ideas for rounding! Today I want to share 10 Activities for rounding!
1.) I love this video from Math Coach on You Tube because it uses number lines to help the students understand rounding. To turn it into an activity, have your students use dry erase boards to solve the problems with the video. Pause the video before the answers are shown to give your students time to work. Continue reading
Rounding is an important math skill that is difficult for some students to really get. There are some great songs, rhymes, and “tricks” to help students memorize rounding rules. However, it is important make sure students engage in activities to help them understand the meaning of rounding before the tricks. Really understanding the meaning helps them to remember the rules later and apply estimating skills in different situations. It also helps to build a stronger number sense and understanding of how mathematics works. Continue reading
We have started school! I love all of the first day of school photos on Facebook! There are a few friends in other districts and other states who have not started yet, but they will very soon!
And, with the beginning of school comes lessons in place value and number sense. Understanding how numbers work together and in relation to each other is critical for understanding other math concepts. Continue reading
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
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