Understanding equivalent fractions is an essential part of learning and understanding fractions. And today I have a fun way for kids to practice finding fractions that are equivalent: Equivalent fractions puzzles with adorable robots! *Please note: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure here.* *This is a guest post from Rachel of You've Got This Math Before Using the Equivalent Keep Reading...

## I Notice, I Wonder…Helping Kids Understand Big Math Ideas & Solve Problems

One of the biggest hurdles for kids when it comes to math is word problems. Just the sight of a word problem can either send kids into a panic or cause them to number pluck: meaning they simply pull out all the numbers and guess at an operation (often just adding them up). But if we want kids to think like mathematicians and learn to be strong problem solvers, we have to help them think about and communicate big math ideas. They need to learn to Keep Reading...

## 10 Things Every Good Mathematician Should Do

Everyone can be a mathematician. Every student can succeed at math! But not every student walks into class already knowing how to think like a mathematician, problem solve and think logically. So here is a list of ten things every student can learn to do and practice as they tackle math problems to become a better mathematician (and better problem solver!). This list is not my own, it's actually from a poster I used to have hanging in my Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Comparing Fractions Cut & Paste Practice with Visual Models

Giving five fractions to a child and saying, "Please put these in order from largest to smallest," can be quite daunting. But there are so many strategies that they can use to make it a little easier. One way is to start by just comparing two fractions, and another way is to have the children order fraction models. These simple comparing fractions cut and paste worksheets use visual models rather than just fractions, helping to support kids' Keep Reading...

## How Learning to Code Can Improve Math Skills

Even though the basics of computer science (such as binary) are built on top of math principles, the learner doesn’t necessarily need to be an expert in math to learn how to code. But, on the opposite end of the spectrum, learning to code can improve math skills. In this article, we'll explore some basics of computer coding, and why learning coding skills can deepen mathematical thinking skills. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Get Them in Order: Comparing Fractions Game

For many kids, wrapping their head around fractions-what they are, what they represent, how they're used-is a huge challenge. And at first glance, comparing fractions makes no sense, because it seems to go against what they've been previously taught (bigger value=bigger number). In order to work with and compute with fractions, kids need to have a strong fraction sense, and this includes understanding how fractions compare to each other. This Keep Reading...

## 20+ FREE Math Games & Lessons for March {Grades K-5}

Are you planning out your math lessons and activities for the month of March? Well look no further! Today I'm excited to share a huge collection of freebies to help you make math fun all month long. This set of free math lessons and games will help you to review skills, celebrate Pi Day and have fun with St. Patrick's Day themed math. And best of all? There's something for everyone here in grades K-5. FREE Daily Math Practice & Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Add & Subtract Integers: Real Life Lesson

There are so many ways we see and use integers in the real world. We even add and subtract integers all the time, though we might not realize it. So even though teaching how to add & subtract integers might sound scary to both teacher and student, there are actually ways to introduce this in real and meaningful ways. This post includes a real life lesson you can use to add & subtract integers and help kids see the "rules" before you Keep Reading...

## I Know My Shapes: FREE Shape Games for Kids

One of the earliest math concepts kids learn is shapes. Shapes are all around us and can be a really fun and easy way to show kids math in the real world. But even though we can introduce preschoolers to basic shape concepts doesn't mean that there's nothing more to explore as kids get older. So I hope this fun and free set of shape games for kids gives you some ideas to explore shapes and shape attributes more deeply. *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Convert Fractions to Decimals Game: Grades 4-6

Decimals and fractions are quite a struggle for so many of our students. One concept that is incredibly important though, that takes a lot of practice is converting fraction to decimals and vice versa. So when we use hands-on ways to teach these concepts it helps them to understand deeply. Then we can provide fun ways for them to practice. This convert fractions to decimals game is a great way to get in some fun practice! *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

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