To be completely honest, I used to dread it. Teaching multiplying mixed numbers by mixed numbers could become messy business. The steps were numerous, and one little mistake guarantees that the problem will be wrong. That all changed when I learned how to model multiplying mixed number by mixed numbers. This abstract concept now made sense to me, and I could help my children visualize it too. This once tedious process, became fun as we drew out Keep Reading...

## Subtracting Mixed Numbers Printable Board Game {FREE}

Ask a second or third-grade teacher what their students are struggling with and you might hear subtracting with regrouping. Ask an upper elementary teacher the same question, and you may not hear a different answer. Their answer may just involve fractions. Regrouping is difficult and when you add fractions, it can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Just like any arduous math concept, interactive notebooks, manipulatives, and games can make Keep Reading...

## How to Build a Solid Mathematics Foundation

There is one vital concept all math students must know in order to be successful. Does your student have it mastered? Maybe your student struggles with multi-digit addition or multiplication. Maybe it's division that's got them hung up. Or perhaps, it's subtraction with (gasp!) regrouping. In all likelihood all of these struggles can be boiled down to one issue: Place value. *Please Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate Keep Reading...

## Simple Strategy to Teach Multi-Digit Multiplication

Your student is sitting at the dining room table. He’s supposed to be doing his math assignment. Instead, he’s doodling his hate for the subject in the margins. He’s already tried multiplying 52x28 but keeps getting the wrong answer. You’ve tried explaining it. Multiple times. But to no avail. He has given up and you’re about ready to join him. You start thinking, maybe it’s not that important. Maybe I should just get out the Keep Reading...

## 3 Types of Math Errors and How to Prevent Them

When you are learning a new skill, do you do it perfectly the very first time? Do you know all the answers before you even begin? Of course not! The same is true of math. Learning math requires practice, and making mistakes is part of the process. But as I've shared before, making mistakes in math is a good thing, and can help kids learn and understand more deeply. Today I want to dive a little deeper, because all mistakes are not equal. There Keep Reading...

## Which Number Doesn’t Belong? Math Challenge

I love providing my kids with unique math challenges. Sometimes this means logic puzzles, sometimes mental math challenges, and sometimes it means applying math to their current interests. I want to encourage a love for the beauty of math, as well as challenge them to think deeply about what they're learning. I also want to help them see that mistakes are a necessary part of math learning. But I also want to show them that math is not always as Keep Reading...

## Brilliant Ways to Teach Math with Sticky Notes

Back to school season is upon us, and that means one very important thing: back to school sales. I am a huge school supply junkie and get so excited about the deals this time of year! Even though I'm no longer teaching in the classroom, I still stock up on things like pencils, paper, notebooks, sharpie markers, etc. But one of my favorite supplies? Sticky notes. I'm completely aware of the fact that I have more than I could ever possibly need or Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Time Concepts

I can't believe this is the last post in my series on teaching math with children's literature. (Until, of course, I decide to add to it). There are so many great books out there that we can use to engage kids and have fun with math, but for now I'm going to end with the concept of time. This list includes books that teach a history of time and clocks through the ages, books that help kids understand the concept of passing time (how long is a Keep Reading...

## The BEST Books to Teach Money Math

Few math concepts are so immediately relevant to your child as money. Every kid gets excited when they find a shiny penny, or when they begin to amass a collection of coins in their piggy bank. So teaching them not only to count up all that loose change but to spend it wisely is essential, you can teach them in an interesting way, like for the kids who are into sports this guide shows you how to research team news, form and statistics for Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Fractions

I'm continuing my series today on teaching and exploring math with children's literature. I've had so much fun collecting and reading a variety of books, and I hope this gives you some great ideas for exploring important math concepts with your kids. Today I want to focus on books to teach fractions, because obviously there is a wonderful connection between division and fractions. In fact, many of the books I included in the book list for Keep Reading...

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