Christmas, fractions, guided math, hands on learning, holidays, math, multiplication, problem solving, student engagement, task cards, test prep

How to Have Fun When You Don’t Have Time for Fun!

Some of my favorite memories of my elementary school years involve making crafts and playing games! My favorite craft was making gingerbread scented salt dough ornaments! But, anyone who teaches in this day and age knows we don’t always have time to do the fun stuff, right! So, to make the most of the season I sneak in a little…

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addition, Christmas, elementary, fractions, games, guided math, hands on learning, holidays, kinesthetic learners, math, measurement, multiplication, student engagement

Holiday Math Craftivities and Activities!

‘Tis the season to be jolly … but, if we are in school we still have math skills to teach and review! Here are some awesome Holiday Math Craftivities and Activities to help your students have fun while still learning! Have your students measure and cut strips of paper in specific lengths and use the strips to make Christmas Trees!…

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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, fractions, hands on learning, kinesthetic learners, math

Top 5 Tips for Decomposing Fractions

As I have mentioned in previous posts about fractions, starting with hands on and pictorial activities is vital for helping primary intermediate level students understand fractions. Today I would like to share my top 5 tips for decomposing fractions. These are mainly focused on 3rd – 5th grade, but may be helpful for some older and younger students as well. 1.)  I love using my…

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