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} Mental Math Challenge for Kids: Exercise Your Brain!

Looking for a unique and fun mental math challenge for your kids to build number sense? This activity is easy to differentiate with multiple levels and the open ended design. How fluent are your kids with math facts and computation skills? Do you want something fun and engaging, yet challenging for their mind when schools are closed? It's important to keep up mental math skills like adding, subtracting and multiplication or they will be 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} 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} Winter Solve & Color: Addition to 20 Practice

Need extra practice with addition? This FREE set of winter addition to 20 "solve and color" pages is a fun way to work on specific addition strategies and build fact fluency. My sweet little first grader has spent the bulk of her year learning addition and subtraction strategies and facts. We started with addition and subtraction within 10 and then moved on to larger numbers within 20. And although we learned and played with lots of different Keep Reading...

## Winter Count to 10 Booklet {FREE!}

Provide quick and easy number recognition and counting practice with this simple, winter count to 10 booklet! Kids will love putting it together, and can then use it as a reference tool. Have you ever had a child who was just starting to count and was so excited that they had to count all the things? Counting is one of the earliest math skills kids learn, but there's so much more to it than just saying the words. As kids grow, they learn Keep Reading...

## FREE January 2020 Problem of the Day Calendars

Looking for a quick and easy way to review math skills? Try this set of FREE January 2020 problem of the day calendars! 3 versions for grades K-8. Are you looking for a way to squeeze some extra review into your math routine? Or maybe just a quick and fun change of pace as you start the new year? Or maybe you need a way to encourage math talk and practice at home. No matter what you're looking for, I've got you covered with this set of January Keep Reading...

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