Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Pi Day virtually with your students? Try this Digital Pi Day Activity to practice operations with decimals & build problem solving skills. Pi Day is just around the corner and here at Math Geek Mama we are so excited! An entire day dedicated to math (and tasty treats)? What more could you ask for!? This is an especially great opportunity to help your students get excited about math. This Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Cupcake Shop: Money Math Problems

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach and practice money math skills with your kids? Look no further! This cupcake shop set of money math problems will help kids practice adding money and learn real life math skills. Plus, they'll get an introduction to adding decimals as they see different money combinations and find the total cost of each cupcake. You could even extend this lesson by baking cupcakes of your own and practicing Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Adding Decimals Worksheets: Multiple Strategies

Typically, a math worksheet is filled with tedious computation problems. They cover the page with little to no room for writing out work and thinking, and can be so...boring. Well, today I want to share a set of adding decimals worksheets that are not your typical worksheet. Rather than a page filled with problems, each page has a single decimal addition problem, to be solved three different ways. Solving one problem using multiple methods and Keep Reading...

## How to Add Decimals: Simple Strategies & Tips

I have recently been introducing my daughter (4th grade) to decimals. We began by understanding what decimals are and what they represent (and how they relate to fractions). We also spent a great deal of time understanding decimal place value and relating decimals to money (because this is an already familiar skill). With this solid foundation in place, we moved to decimal operations, beginning with how to add decimals. The great thing is, once a Keep Reading...

## Adding & Subtracting Decimals Partner Challenge {FREE!}

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...

## 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...

## 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...

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

Looking for a fun math center game? This fun adding & subtracting decimals game is a low-prep way to give kids some extra practice working with decimal values. 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 Keep Reading...