Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Pi Day virtually with your students? Try this Digital Pi Day Activity to practice operations with decimals & build problem solving skills. Pi Day is just around the corner and here at Math Geek Mama we are so excited! An entire day dedicated to math (and tasty treats)? What more could you ask for!? This is an especially great opportunity to help your students get excited about math. This Keep Reading...

## St. Patrick’s Day Make Ten Mats {FREE}

Want to provide some hands on practice with making ten and composing the number ten? This adorable set of St. Patrick's Day Make Ten mats is low-prep & fun! Incorporating ten frames into your math learning is an easy way to help kids develop number sense in our base ten system. Ten frames can help students "see" numbers to compose and decompose within 10, or easily visualize ways to make ten, an important foundational skill. If your kids Keep Reading...

## How to Teach Dividing Fractions With Models | FREE Practice

Looking for a meaningful way to teach dividing fractions by fractions? This FREE digital activity for google slides uses area models to make sense of dividing fractions so your students understand the standard algorithm. Dividing fractions is probably one of the trickiest standards to teach in sixth grade. Then add using models on top of that and it is easy to feel overwhelmed! We so often skim or skip over using and teaching models with our Keep Reading...

## St. Patrick’s Day Fractions: FREE Clip Cards

Do your kids need a little extra practice or review with equivalent fractions? Then you will love this free set of St. Patrick's Day Fractions clip cards! Easy, low-prep & self-checking! One math skill that I have found requires lots of exposure, practice and review is simplifying fractions. This is so important to master as students get into upper elementary and middle school. If students are confident finding equivalent fractions and Keep Reading...

## Leprechaun Tricks: Integer Challenges {FREE}

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day challenge for your middle schoolers? Take a break from your normal routine and help kids make sense of integer operations with this set of integer challenges. If you teach middle school or high school, you probably don't have a lot of wiggle room in your schedule for fun, interesting challenges or holiday celebrations. But older kids like a break from the normal math routine too! So I created this simple set Keep Reading...

## St. Patrick’s Day Counting: Hands On Games {FREE}

Want some fun, hands on math games this St. Patrick's Day? Grab a box of cereal and you've got everything you need for this engaging St. Patrick's Day counting set. Engaging multiple senses is always helpful when learning and practicing new math skills. By combining visuals with hands on cereal pieces (and smelling and tasting the cereal!), your kids are sure to enjoy counting while increasing number sense. This St. Patrick's Day counting set Keep Reading...

## Build Math Habits: Notice Math Patterns & Structure

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...

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