Mathematics is the science of patterns. Encourage your students to look for and make sense of math patterns & structure in order to deepen understanding and retain what they learn. Welcome back to my series on the Standards for Mathematical Practice! I have enjoyed reading and thinking through different ways we can foster these habits in our classrooms and encourage kids to think deeply about math. *Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## Valentine’s Day Color by Code: Equivalent Fractions & Decimals

Looking for low-prep Valentine's Day fraction and decimal conversion practice? This FREE coloring page is a calming activity that will challenge kids to recognize equivalent fractions & decimals. Simplifying fractions and recognizing equivalent fractions & decimals are such important math skills. They lay a foundation that will help students tackle more challenging problems in later grades and also develop students' fraction sense. So Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: Model with Math & Visual Tools

Want to encourage independent math thinking? Help your kids learn how to model with math & visual tools as they seek to solve problems. Find ideas & free resources to help below! Welcome back to my series on the Standards for Mathematical Practice! In each article I'm trying to unpack these standards in a way that makes sense so that you can help your students develop these math habits. This will help them to move beyond memorization Keep Reading...

## Valentine’s Day Number Sense Challenge: Open Ended Math

Provide a fun and engaging Valentine's Day number sense building activity for students of all ages! This free download can be used and adapted in so many ways & is low-prep for the teacher. I always enjoy incorporating seasonal or holiday-themed activities into our math lessons. It just adds a little something new and fun. Plus, it's a welcome change of pace from the everyday routine. But what I really love is finding an activity all of my Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: Talk About Math & Justify Thinking

Teach your kids to talk about math and justify math thinking as they explore and grow as mathematicians. Use these tips and free resources to get started! Today I am continuing my series on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The goal of this series is to help our students build strong math habits so they can be thinkers and problem solvers. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read Keep Reading...

## Virtual 100th Day of School Math Activities {FREE Resources}

Looking for ways to make your 100th day fun and festive while teaching remotely? Find simple ways to include virtual 100th day math activities in your celebration. The official date changes from year to year, but sometime in January we usually hit our 100th day of school. This is a fun milestone to celebrate and helps us to press on to finish the school year well. If you are meeting in person, you might like some of the ideas in this post: 100 Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: How to Persevere in Problem Solving

Help grow your students into strong math thinkers who are able to persevere in problem solving using the tips included here. Plus, grab a free printable poster set for your classroom! Today is the start of a short series here that I'm calling, "Build Math Habits." Although we certainly want to teach the math content and cover all the necessary skills, there are other aspects of our math teaching to consider, not in addition to the content, but Keep Reading...

## DIGITAL Solving Linear Equations Error Analysis {FREE}

Want to deepen your students understanding of linear equations? Grab this free digital sample of solving linear equations error analysis tasks to highlight common mistakes and learn from them. One of my favorite strategies for engaging students and really pushing them to think about a concept is with an error analysis task. Sometimes this might mean analyzing and correcting their own errors so they can learn from them and look for ways to Keep Reading...

## Pumpkin Pie Counting Cards | Printable + DIGITAL

Looking for a fun way to practice counting, subitizing and fine motor skills? Why not combine all three with this fun set of pumpkin pie counting clip cards! This simple and low-prep math activity would be fun before Thanksgiving break, or even on pi day to celebrate the number pi. And if you really want to make things fun, add a slice of pumpkin pie as a treat to go along with it, because after counting all the dollops of whipped cream, you and Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Thanksgiving Fractions | Printable + Digital Challenges

Are your students ready for an introduction to fractions? Food is always such a great motivator when it comes to math, ha! So this Thanksgiving, provide a little extra fraction practice using these Thanksgiving Fractions Puzzles and digital challenges. Using Thanksgiving turkeys and pies, help your kids to see and write fractions as parts of a whole. And when you're ready, use these visuals to begin comparing, adding and subtracting Keep Reading...

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