Multiplication can be a daunting concept for some students. But in my many years as a teacher I have learned that starting out with a discovery activity can help students to understand the process of multiplication and relieve some of the stress. I like to start off with a real world problem such as “Jessie has 4 plates of cookies.…

# Tag: multiplication

## Why & How to Use Task Cards in The Classroom

Why? Task Cards Save Paper: Using task cards can cut down on the number of copies and paper used because you don’t need to make a set for each student and if laminated or kept in protective sleeves, they can be used for years without printing new copies. Task Cards Increase Engagement: They add to student engagement because they add…

## St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Fun!

Are your little leprechauns looking for a pot of gold? St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun and also educational! Here are a few great ideas! Crafts!!! I absolutely love crafts for any occasion! Here are a few fun crafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun Mask by Abc Creative Learning Paper Strip Shamrocks by Sugarbee Crafts Water Bottle Shamrock…

## Understanding Multiplication and Division in Word Problems

A few students usually have an intuition about the structure of the problems and just “get it” with out much help, but the majority of students need direct, systematic instruction paired with hands on or pictorial examples to really, truly, deeply, understand the difference between multiplication and division in word problems.

## Back To School Math

Guess what?!? It’s time to get ready to go back to school! Here in my little world we have less than 2 weeks left until the kids are back in school! If you are a parent looking for something to use to help our kids brush up on Math Skills before the school year stats off, I have something perfect…

## 5 Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts

It is important for kids to be fluent with their Math facts, but sometimes the same old pencil paper routines can get boring! And, let’s face it, some kids just need to move around while they are learning! Here are a few ideas to get your kids moving while practicing Math Facts:

## Skip Counting & Multiplication

It is very important for students to understand the meaning behind multiplication. It is also important for them to master multiplication facts so that they may apply them to other types of math. They need to know the multiples of numbers to simplify fractions, solve large division problems, see patterns, understand algebra, and so much more. Being fluent with Math…