Looking for some easy yet meaningful St. Patrick's Day multiplication practice for 3rd or 4th grade? This set of visual multiplication practice pages includes 3 different representations of multiplication to help kids see it along with multiplication word problem practice. The struggle that I hear about probably more than any other math skill is mastering multiplication facts. And while I do think it is helpful and important for kids to Keep Reading...

## St. Patrick’s Day Addition Practice – Grades 1-2

Looking for some easy yet meaningful St. Patrick's Day addition practice for your little ones? This set of addition to 20 practice pages includes meaningful visuals to help kids make sense of addition along with some addition puzzles to use in your St. Patrick's Day math center. One of the most essential math skills in the early years is addition. Helping kids build a solid foundation with early addition within 10 and 20 will set the stage for Keep Reading...

## Decimals on a Number Line: DIGITAL Activity for Kids

Want to help your kids develop number sense and deepen their understanding of decimals? Have fun exploring with this decimals on a number line digital activity for Google Slides. Decimals and fractions. They are so much fun to learn, and there are so many ways to explore them. In this digital activity, kids get to focus on decimals and placing decimals on a number line. These types of activities help children visualize decimals and how Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Fractions on a Number Line Clip Cards

Build fraction sense and deepen understanding by challenging kids to see and name fractions on a number line. This FREE set of clip cards makes practice with fractions easy! Do your kids struggle to understand that fractions represent a quantity that is between 0 and 1? This tends to trip up so many students. Maybe even those who seem to have a good understanding and maybe can even correctly compute with fractions! This is a vital 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...

## Decimals on a Number Line Game that Kids LOVE!

Your kids will have so much math fun with this engaging partner game! Similar to Battleship, kids challenge each other in this decimals on a number line game. It is always exciting when we start a new math unit! There is something invigorating about knowing we have completed a chapter, and that its time to learn something new. This new unit introduces my oldest to two new concepts: large numbers up to a million, and understanding decimals. We 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...

## Making Absolute Value Clear (With FREE Printables!)

One of the math concepts that I have seen students struggle with the most, and yet seems so simple at first glance, is absolute value. It often seems that the only thing students ever "get" from an absolute value lesson is this: absolute value = make it positive. That is NOT, however, the definition of absolute value, and therefore, becomes the cause of much confusion as students try to apply and use absolute value in more complicated problems. Keep Reading...

## Exploring Numbers With Magazine Cutouts

As I shared recently, I'm focusing on the numbers 1-20 (especially 11-20) with both of my kids right now. I want to help them see and understand the numbers as 10 + ___, rather than simply memorizing the names. I also want them to be able to order and compare these numbers. After spending some time working on place value and "building" the numbers 11-20, I used this fun and incredibly simple lesson to practice working with these numbers. Keep Reading...