Awesome Math & Science Easter Activities

It is that time of year again! Time for jelly beans, eggs, bunnies and baskets! There are so many ways to use Easter excitement to keep your students engaged in classroom lessons.  Here are some of my favorites from around the web:

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Math:

One of my favorite activities this time of year is a Math Egg Hunt!  Buy a bunch of plastic eggs and stick problems inside the eggs. Hide the eggs around the room. Give your students a record sheet or a piece of notebook paper and let them hunt and solve math problems.  Print your own problems or get mine FREE here.

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Mastering Multiplication

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Knowing multiplication facts help students see the patterns and relationships between numbers that are needed to be successful in other areas of math!   Division, renaming fractions, and balancing equations are just a few examples where being able to recall facts quickly and correctly are extremely helpful!

So what do you do as a teacher or a parent of  upper elementary or older students who have not mastered the multiplication facts? Here are 7 tips to help make multiplication practice less stressful! Continue reading

Resources for Decimals

In my last post I shared some of my strategies for helping students understand decimals. Today I would like to expand on that and share some of my favorite resources!

  1. Scholastic Study Jams has a great tutorial on decimal place value which can be found here for FREE!

  2. MathAntics has a great FREE video which explains fractions and decimals in terms of powers of ten and place value:

3. I have card games with fraction models on my TpT page which are great for naming, matching, comparing and ordering decimals:

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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!!!