Even though the basics of computer science (such as binary) are built on top of math principles, the learner doesn’t necessarily need to be an expert in math to learn how to code. But, on the opposite end of the spectrum, learning to code can improve math skills. In this article, we'll explore some basics of computer coding, and why learning coding skills can deepen mathematical thinking skills. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Get Them in Order: Comparing Fractions Game

For many kids, wrapping their head around fractions-what they are, what they represent, how they're used-is a huge challenge. And at first glance, comparing fractions makes no sense, because it seems to go against what they've been previously taught (bigger value=bigger number). In order to work with and compute with fractions, kids need to have a strong fraction sense, and this includes understanding how fractions compare to each other. This Keep Reading...

## 20+ FREE Math Games & Lessons for March {Grades K-5}

Are you planning out your math lessons and activities for the month of March? Well look no further! Today I'm excited to share a huge collection of freebies to help you make math fun all month long. This set of free math lessons and games will help you to review skills, celebrate Pi Day and have fun with St. Patrick's Day themed math. And best of all? There's something for everyone here in grades K-5. FREE Daily Math Practice & Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Add & Subtract Integers: Real Life Lesson

There are so many ways we see and use integers in the real world. We even add and subtract integers all the time, though we might not realize it. So even though teaching how to add & subtract integers might sound scary to both teacher and student, there are actually ways to introduce this in real and meaningful ways. This post includes a real life lesson you can use to add & subtract integers and help kids see the "rules" before you Keep Reading...

## I Know My Shapes: FREE Shape Games for Kids

One of the earliest math concepts kids learn is shapes. Shapes are all around us and can be a really fun and easy way to show kids math in the real world. But even though we can introduce preschoolers to basic shape concepts doesn't mean that there's nothing more to explore as kids get older. So I hope this fun and free set of shape games for kids gives you some ideas to explore shapes and shape attributes more deeply. *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Convert Fractions to Decimals Game: Grades 4-6

Decimals and fractions are quite a struggle for so many of our students. One concept that is incredibly important though, that takes a lot of practice is converting fraction to decimals and vice versa. So when we use hands-on ways to teach these concepts it helps them to understand deeply. Then we can provide fun ways for them to practice. This convert fractions to decimals game is a great way to get in some fun practice! *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Valentine’s Day Math Puzzles for Kids

Looking for a cute and simple way to review math skills while celebrating Valentine's Day? Today I'm sharing a fun way to help kids practice skip counting. These Valentine's Day math puzzles will challenge kids to practice skip counting while creating a fun math craft at the same time. Plus, it's great fine motor practice for younger ones who still need some work with scissor skills! Read on to see all the details and grab the free set of Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Simple Fact Family Games for Kids

If you teach kindergarten through second grade, chances are you have explored fact families with your students. But why do fact families matter? How does working with fact families help student understanding? Today I'm going to explain what fact families are and provide some super simple, one page fact family games so you can practice with your kids. There are a variety of options, allowing you to differentiate easily. There are also small group Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Factoring Polynomials Practice: Cut & Paste Pages

Factoring polynomials is such an essential, foundational skill in Algebra. As students move on to more advanced concepts and even into higher levels of math study, they will still need to factor to solve all sorts of problems. So building a strong foundation and providing lots and lots of practice is the key. So today I'm sharing a really easy and low-prep way to provide extra factoring polynomials practice using some simple cut & paste Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Factoring Whole Numbers Puzzle Set for 4-5 Grade

Having taught high school Algebra, I can tell you that one of the most difficult concepts for students to understand is factoring polynomials. And I believe the struggle comes down to a lack of understanding of multiplication and factoring whole numbers. If students don't have a clear understanding of what the factors are for say, 24, how in the world can they find and understand the factors of 3x + 3? So today, I'm sharing a new free resource to Keep Reading...

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