games, math, middle school, student engagement

Games for Middle School Math

Who doesn’t love a fun game? Why not use games to help your middle school students stay engaged while they are practicing math concepts? Here are a few of my favorites: Exponent Match – students will match exponent notation with expanded notation and then solve the problem. Includes positive and negative base numbers with positive exponents. Equivalent Expressions Card Game…

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addition, back to school, classroom ideas, elementary, guided math, hands on learning, math, problem solving

Tips to Plan and Prep for Math Workshop or Guided Math

While there may be times that you want to use a traditional whole group model for instruction, there are other times you need to work with small groups in order to differentiate for your individual student’s needs. Math workshop (or guided math) is a very successful way to work in small group instruction time and maximize student learning. To make…

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elementary, math, place value

6 Fantastic Place Value Activities

Are you looking for some great place value activities for your classroom! Let me share 5 of my favorites today! 1. Place Value using Task Cards:  These task cards are perfect for reading 3 and 4 digit numbers!   2. Comparing using Task Cards:  Use the task cards for a fun comparing game! 3. Ice Cream Matching Cards: Use these…

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elementary, freebies, hands on learning, kinesthetic learners, math, place value, student engagement

5 Free Resources for Place Value

Looking for FREE place value resources? Well, here you are! These 5 free place value resources are terrific! 1.  Math Coach’s Corner has a free download for ten-frames and a great explanation of how to use the ten frames for place value understanding! 2.  Check out this free download with printable pages for decomposing and composing whole numbers. 3.  How…

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