I we wrap up our series on adding & subtracting decimals, I'm excited to share not only a free practice activity with you, but also one of my favorite classroom teaching strategies, called a Pair-Share-Check. This adding & subtracting decimals partner activity is specifically designed to help kids practice in multiple ways and then to think about what strategies are the most useful to them. So I hope this proves to be a useful tactic in Keep Reading...

## How to Teach Multiplication Facts That Stick {From Understanding to Fluency}

One of the most common struggles I hear from parents and teachers is that kids still don't know their multiplication facts. Maybe you know this struggle all too well, especially if you teach 4th or 5th grade. At that point, you don't have time to teach multiplication, because you're required to teach division and fractions and decimals. Today I want to share some tips for building a solid foundation as well as a simple plan for how to teach Keep Reading...

## Add & Subtract Decimals on a Number Line {FREE Printable Number Lines!}

Just like fractions, operations with decimals can be intimidating for kids when all they've ever known are whole numbers. But with some intentional teaching and strategies, we can help kids understand that the basic underlying principles are the same. Although this should probably not be a starting point (when addition & subtraction with decimals is new), number lines can be a fantastic aid and visual. Read on for how to add & subtract Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Low Prep Place Value Mazes for Grades 3-5

Place value is such an important concept that should be taught to children in hands-on, concrete ways. And just because we are focusing on large numbers with older children, doesn't mean they don't need this extra practice and hands-on instruction. Today, we are jumping into adding 100's, 1,000's 10,000's and 100,000's to large numbers. These low prep place value mazes are the perfect way to focus on what each digit represents in these large Keep Reading...

## Spin It! Multiplying Decimals Game for Kids {FREE}

Are your kids ready to tackle decimal operations? Multiplying decimals and dividing with decimals is certainly a challenge. But it doesn't have to be a source of frustration and tears! With this simple game, kids can practice multiplying whole numbers by decimals, dividing whole numbers by decimals and so much more. And with the addition of a fidget spinner, your kids are sure to love this multiplying decimals game! *Please Note: This post Keep Reading...

## Low Prep Decimal Operations Mazes for Grades 4-6

Do your kids struggle with decimal operations? Just when kids start to get the hang of computation with whole numbers, they have to start using decimals and they freak out! But the thing about numbers is, the underlying principles of arithmetic computation are really no different with whole numbers and decimals. So if you give your kids a solid foundation and they have developed number sense, computing with decimals is not so scary. It still Keep Reading...

## Multiplication Coloring Pages: Easy Practice for Kids {FREE}

Even though everyone needs a break during the summer, fun and informal learning should still continue. Our summer learning tends to revolve around the computer. I find a learning program that will have them practice their math and reading skills in a fun way. This year I have one other goal for my oldest kiddo. He has mastered skip counting, but can only solve multiplication problems by skip counting. When you are solving three-digit Keep Reading...

## Hands On Adding Fractions Game for Kids

Do you dread teaching adding fractions with unlike denominators? Does the thought of working on mixed numbers make you frown? Well, it doesn't have to be hard and it doesn't have to be boring. In fact, with a little practice, your children can be adding fractions without pencil and paper. Normally, I would say that games are a great way to practice and review skills. But this adding fractions game is a little different. It is designed to allow Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Missing Factor BINGO Game: Fun Multiplication Challenge

Are your children learning their multiplication facts? We know that it is important for children to be able to skip count and be able to answer simple multiplication answers. Another aspect of teaching multiplication is to focus on fact families, which in turn leads to finding missing factors in expressions. And this free, low-prep missing factor game is a wonderful way to practice finding missing factors. Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## Prime and Composite Numbers Worksheets: {FREE} Activity Pack

Did you know that Cicadas base their life on prime numbers? They only hatch at intervals of 13 and 17 years...which are both prime numbers. It is an odd fact, but interesting to note that prime and composite numbers can be found in other areas besides a math classroom. And today we are going to look at these interesting numbers with this set of prime and composite numbers worksheets! This is a guest post from Rachel at You've Got This Keep Reading...

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