addition, elementary, hands on learning, kinesthetic learners, math, problem solving, student engagement

There are many ways to teach problem solving to elementary students. Most students are successful with a well structured problem solving plan.  However, we all have at least a few students who just don’t “get it” with regular classroom lessons. Working one on one or in small groups and applying well planned interventions helps these students find success.  Last week I shared my first three…

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addition, division, elementary, math, problem solving

Interventions for Problem Solving in Math

There are many ways to teach problem solving to elementary students. Most students are successful with a well structured problem solving plan.  However, we all have at least a few students who just don’t “get it” with regular classroom lessons. Working one on one or in small groups and applying well planned interventions helps these students find success. My favorite “Go To” intervention strategies are:  …

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Figuring Out Elapsed Time

Do your students have trouble with elapsed time? It can be a tricky skill, but I have learned a few things that help my students to be successful!   1.) Read the problem once and then discuss or think about the story. Is it in order? What does the story tell you? 2.) Read the story a second time and…

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addition, Easter, elementary, freebies, games, hands on learning, holidays, math, multiplication, science, websites

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:   Math: One of my favorite activities this time of year is a Math Egg Hunt!  Buy a…

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