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} Valentine’s Day Fraction and Decimal Conversions Game

This Valentine's Day, help your fifth and sixth grade students learn to recognize common fraction and decimal conversions with this simple and fun board game. There are some math facts that are helpful for kids to memorize and know fluently. When our students can quickly recall multiplication facts or basic addition facts, they are more accurate in their calculations. They can also perform tasks quicker....which is very helpful when faced with Keep Reading...

## Convert Fractions to Decimals & Percents: FREE Puzzles

Learn strategies to convert fractions to decimals & percents, plus grab a cute set of pizza matching puzzles to practice this math skill! Ask my nine-year-old boy what he wants for dinner, and you are always going to get the same answer: Pizza! He is a creature of habit so each time pizza enters our home, he wants it with pepperoni. Knowing his deep love for pizza, I decided to create some pizza puzzles for him. As he focuses on 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...

## {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...

## 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} Multiplying Decimals Word Problems Set

Whether our kids want to admit it or not, decimals are a part of our everyday life. And it's important that they feel confident doing basic computations with decimals. Even if they start to use a calculator, they still need to understand how to rightly apply operations with decimals to solve real world problems. If they don't know whether to multiply or add, using a calculator isn't going to help. So I hope this free set of multiplying decimals 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...

## {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...