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} Multiply Decimals with Grids: Cut & Paste Set

Young children love cut and paste activities. Getting out the glue and scissors just makes a math activity a little more fun. Well, who says the littles get to have all the fun? This multiplying decimals activity lets older kids enjoy cutting and gluing while using decimal grids to solve multiplying decimal problems. Learning to multiply decimals with grids will help visualize the operation and build a conceptual understanding. *Please Note: Keep Reading...

## Compare Decimals Cut & Paste Sort {FREE!}

Even before kids can count, their brains are able to distinguish between quantities (when the difference is significant). For example, if a toddler has a large pile of 15 blocks and you show him 2 blocks by comparison, he will know his pile is greater. As kids get older and develop more sophisticated visual spatial skills and counting skills, they are able to compare quantities in more complex situations. But learning to compare decimals adds a 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...

## 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...