Looking for fun, unique, hands on way to introduce and explore measures of center? This FREE mean median & mode lesson uses pennies to analyze and compare measures of center. Gathering data and then knowing how best to analyze and summarize that data is an important mathematical skill. In this lesson, students use a handful of pennies to explore different measures of center (mean, median and mode) and discuss what might be the best for Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Problem Solving Challenges based on “The Grapes of Math”

Want to encourage meaningful math talk and problem solving? Try these playful problem solving challenges based on the book The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang! One of my favorite books is the New York Times Bestseller, The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang. This hilarious and interactive tale invites students to think outside the box to tackle wacky math riddles. Each challenge encourages new ways to see quantities and count objects. It invites kids to Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Multiply by Multiples of 10 Grid Challenges

Could your kids use some practice with multiplying large numbers? These fun grids provide a great visual and kids will love the challenge of this set to multiply by multiples of 10. Sometimes it is fun to get in some math work with low prep practice that includes a little bit of logic involved. This simple set will help kids see how to multiply by multiples of ten, but with a fun little twist. Because who wants to do a boring worksheet? Keep Reading...

## Virtual Math Scavenger Hunt: Learn About Math in Nature

This simple virtual math scavenger hunt includes everything your kids need to research and learn about math in nature, using the links provided. As a classroom teacher, I was occasionally given computer lab days. This was quite a long time ago, and there were not as many online games and interactive lessons at the time, so we would sometimes use these days to complete a 'webquest.' A webquest was essentially an online scavenger hunt, and my Keep Reading...

## {FREE} 3-Digit Addition Challenges | Grades 3-5

Combine fun with a unique twist to help your kids practice 3-digit addition skills. This set of 3-digit addition challenges is not your typical worksheet. Tired of boring addition worksheets full of practice problems? Your children are going to love this three-digit addition activity. The cut and paste aspect adds some fun, while random missing digits ramps up their thinking skills. Many of us have children that struggle in math, some in Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Lemonade Stand Word Problems for Grades 2-4

Looking for more practice with math story problems? This set of problems uses the idea of creating a lemonade stand to sell lemonade as the basis for the problems. Understanding word problems (and understanding what the question is asking) and then knowing how to appropriately solve them is a challenge for many kids. Give them some extra practice with these Lemonade Stand Word Problems for grades 3-5! *Please note: This post includes Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Pi Day Logic Puzzles | Grades 4+

Challenge kids in grades 4+ this March 14 with this fun and FREE set of Pi Day logic puzzles! Includes a grid puzzle and two sudoku puzzles. Are you excited to make math fun this Pi Day? I love finding new ways to celebrate and explore various math concepts each Pi Day: March 14. This is a great opportunity to introduce the number pi-how it's derived and how it relates to measurement-and circles. It's also a fun day to learn about Albert Keep Reading...

## {FREE} St. Patrick’s Day Triangle Game | Grades 4-6

Teach your kids triangle properties and types of triangles with this adorable St. Patrick's Day triangle game. There is something fun about learning and exploring shapes. And today, we get to explore triangles! Learn how to compare triangles and classify triangles using different names to represent the different categories of triangles. These vocabulary terms may be new for your kids, so you may want to do a quick overview of the terms before Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Skittles Math: Place Value Mats

Help kids to see large numbers and make sense of decimals with this set of Skittles Math Place Value Mats! Kids use Skittles candy to build and manipulate numbers to understand place value. My kids always get excited when they see me buy a big ol' bag of Skittles candy. Why? Because they know it means we're gearing up for some Skittles math! Although I have shared lots of Skittles math ideas in the past, especially for our little math Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Valentine’s Day Fraction and Decimal Conversions Game

This Valentine's Day, help your fifth and sixth grade students learn to recognize common fraction and decimal conversions with this simple and fun board game. There are some math facts that are helpful for kids to memorize and know fluently. When our students can quickly recall multiplication facts or basic addition facts, they are more accurate in their calculations. They can also perform tasks quicker....which is very helpful when faced with Keep Reading...

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