Special holidays can be a great time to get out of your normal math routine and let your kids work on something new and different. Logical reasoning is one of those important math areas that is usually lacking in math textbooks. But supplementing your curriculum with the occasional logic puzzle is a great way to weave it in! This set of Valentine's Day Logic Puzzles is perfect for kids ages 9 and up. *Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Properties of Multiplication Cut & Paste Practice

There are so many steps to teaching multiplication. It starts with understanding what multiplication is (area or arrays), moves into learning the math facts, and proceeds into conquering two digit and three digit multiplication. There is a step that I often skipped as a classroom teacher: properties of multiplication. *This is a guest post from Rachel of You've Got This Math. Teaching the Properties of Multiplication: As a teacher, Keep Reading...

## Christmas Math Puzzles for Kids {FREE!}

I know how crazy those days leading up to Christmas break can get. The kids are ready to be done, and let's face it, teachers are usually ready to be done too! It can be hard to keep kids engaged during this time. Or maybe you teach high school and you're gearing up for final exams. What are your kids supposed to do when they've finished? Well today, I'm sharing a fun, yet challenging set of Christmas math puzzles to help your kids deepen their Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Adding & Subtracting Decimals Game for Grades 4-6

Adding three-digit numbers doesn't seem to be a difficult concept for many children. Make it subtraction, however, and we create some difficulty. But add a decimal in there and it can throw some kiddos for a loop. As in teaching any concept it is important to build that background knowledge of what decimals are before we begin to introduce adding and subtracting. Just as we want our younger ones to understand what the ones place is verses the Keep Reading...

## Fun Thanksgiving Math & Logic Puzzles {FREE}

Ahh, that day before Thanksgiving break. Classes are short, so there's no time to give a test, but you're about to go on break (and you know kids won't be reviewing math) so you can't teach something new. How can you plan your time so it's not wasted?? How about some fun, yet challenging Thanksgiving math puzzles? This set of logic and Sudoku puzzles will help your kids work on their logic and critical thinking skills. *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

## Division Debate: Do Kids Need Long Division?

Teaching long division. Can you imagine anything more painful in homeschooling? The child staring at the problem with tears in their eyes thinking, "I will never understand this." And there's the mom who has explained for what feels like the 100th time thinking, "Why can't they get this?!" What if I told you that you don't have to teach long division? In fact, I don't teach it to my children and I never worried about it in the classroom. If Keep Reading...

## Simple, Hands On Coordinate Graphing Worksheet

Plotting points on the coordinate plane is one of those concepts that seems so simple, yet can be so challenging for kids who are just learning. Yet this is a crucial skill if kids are to be successful in higher level math! While this means it's going to require a lot of practice for kids to get the hang of it and feel confident, it doesn't mean that practice has to be boring. Today, I want to share some fun and simple ideas for graphing using a Keep Reading...

## Awesome Summer STEM Activities for Middle School

Summer is almost here. I can almost hear the children running home so excited for summer break. That is until a mere two weeks later and boredom has set in. To get a head start on summer boredom, I scoured the internet looking for simple, no prep Summer STEM activities to do when boredom sets in. And I'm sharing my list with you! Not just that, but I am also giving you a quick run down of what the activity involves and some ideas on how to change Keep Reading...

## Analyzing Data Worksheet for Middle and High School

Do you struggle to find good examples of data to help your students learn and practice data analysis skills? The struggle is real! A data analysis lesson can encompass a lot of things, and depending on the data set, can be overwhelming for students. But in the real world, this is an important math skill, as we're bombarded with information and data all the time. So I hope today's data analysis worksheet (part of my Math+Technology series) Keep Reading...

## Teaching Integer Multiplication {FREE Graphing Calculator Activity}

Helping kids make sense of integer operations can be such a challenge. As a classroom teacher, I struggled to find ways to help my students remember. I didn't want them to simply memorize rules, formulas or tricks. I wanted to them to really understand. So I looked for ways to do just that. This integer multiplication activity will help your students discover important properties, and observe patterns with the help of their graphing Keep Reading...

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