Young children love cut and paste activities. Getting out the glue and scissors just makes a math activity a little more fun. Well, who says the littles get to have all the fun? This multiplying decimals activity lets older kids enjoy cutting and gluing while using decimal grids to solve multiplying decimal problems. Learning to multiply decimals with grids will help visualize the operation and build a conceptual understanding. *Please Note: Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Cupcake Shop: Money Math Problems

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach and practice money math skills with your kids? Look no further! This cupcake shop set of money math problems will help kids practice adding money and learn real life math skills. Plus, they'll get an introduction to adding decimals as they see different money combinations and find the total cost of each cupcake. You could even extend this lesson by baking cupcakes of your own and practicing Keep Reading...

## Compare Decimals Cut & Paste Sort {FREE!}

Even before kids can count, their brains are able to distinguish between quantities (when the difference is significant). For example, if a toddler has a large pile of 15 blocks and you show him 2 blocks by comparison, he will know his pile is greater. As kids get older and develop more sophisticated visual spatial skills and counting skills, they are able to compare quantities in more complex situations. But learning to compare decimals adds a Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Multiplying Decimals Word Problems Set

Whether our kids want to admit it or not, decimals are a part of our everyday life. And it's important that they feel confident doing basic computations with decimals. Even if they start to use a calculator, they still need to understand how to rightly apply operations with decimals to solve real world problems. If they don't know whether to multiply or add, using a calculator isn't going to help. So I hope this free set of multiplying decimals Keep Reading...

## 20+ Unique Skip Counting Activities Kids Will Adore

One of the earliest math skills kids learn is to count. It's such a joy to witness too, as kids joyfully and excitedly count literally all.the.things. But what comes after counting? Well, lots of things, but today I want to focus particularly on skip counting. What is skip counting? It's counting by skipping some of the numbers. For example, counting by 2 means skipping every other number: 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. But why does this matter? This is an Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers Using Visuals

My children love to color. They are always begging to print off a new coloring page off the computer. It is the perfect cool-down activity in the summer, and a great inside filler on cold winter days. But I love it when I can take something they love to do, and turn it into a learning activity. And that is what this activity does as kids use models to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. Your children and my kiddos, get a chance to color Keep Reading...

## How to Multiply Double Digits: Strategies & Game Ideas

As I wrapped up the school year with my third grader, we spent some dedicated time working on multiplication and trying to solidify the multiplication facts. But along with knowing what multiplication means and the importance of knowing the facts, I also wanted him to see how we can extend that knowledge to multiplying double digits and beyond. Although the sight of such large multiplication problems can be intimidating, it doesn't have to be. Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Adding Decimals Worksheets: Multiple Strategies

Typically, a math worksheet is filled with tedious computation problems. They cover the page with little to no room for writing out work and thinking, and can be so...boring. Well, today I want to share a set of adding decimals worksheets that are not your typical worksheet. Rather than a page filled with problems, each page has a single decimal addition problem, to be solved three different ways. Solving one problem using multiple methods and Keep Reading...

## How to Add Decimals: Simple Strategies & Tips

I have recently been introducing my daughter (4th grade) to decimals. We began by understanding what decimals are and what they represent (and how they relate to fractions). We also spent a great deal of time understanding decimal place value and relating decimals to money (because this is an already familiar skill). With this solid foundation in place, we moved to decimal operations, beginning with how to add decimals. The great thing is, once a Keep Reading...

## {FREE} 3-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping Game

It was the turning point for me. I was sitting in a college teaching class, and the base ten blocks came out. The instructor proceeded to inform us how to teach subtraction with regrouping using base ten blocks. Though he was there to teach me how to teach a concept, he actually brought an understanding that hadn't happened in years of schooling. Math had never been my subject. I didn't understand it. Definitely couldn't do it in my head. And Keep Reading...

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