Do your kids see the connection between arithmetic and algebra? Build fluency with operations and problem solving skills with these engaging pattern puzzles for grades 3-5. Mathematics is often referred to as the science of patterns. Noticing patterns in numbers, operations and the world around us is what math is all about. So I love finding unique ways to practice looking for patterns with my kids. These triangle pattern puzzles introduce Keep Reading...

## Order of Operations Error Analysis | DIGITAL Practice

Help your students review and feel confident with these order of operations error analysis challenges! The digital format makes it low-prep for you, and engaging for students. One of my favorite ways to encourage rich math discussions and challenge students to think deeply about the math they're learning is with an error analysis task. This means you present students with a math problem that has already been solved or has some steps worked Keep Reading...

## Writing Addition & Subtraction Equations | DIGITAL Activity

Looking for a way to help your students model problems with addition & subtraction? This engaging digital activity allows kids to practice writing addition & subtraction equations with drag & drop pieces. Do you have students who can solve addition & subtraction problems all day long, but panic at the thought of a word problem? Or who struggle to connect the math they're doing to actual, real-world problems and situations? This Keep Reading...

## Understanding Data: FREE Mean Median & Mode Lesson

Looking for fun, unique, hands on way to introduce and explore measures of center? This FREE mean median & mode lesson uses pennies to analyze and compare measures of center. Gathering data and then knowing how best to analyze and summarize that data is an important mathematical skill. In this lesson, students use a handful of pennies to explore different measures of center (mean, median and mode) and discuss what might be the best for Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Problem Solving Challenges based on “The Grapes of Math”

Want to encourage meaningful math talk and problem solving? Try these playful problem solving challenges based on the book The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang! One of my favorite books is the New York Times Bestseller, The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang. This hilarious and interactive tale invites students to think outside the box to tackle wacky math riddles. Each challenge encourages new ways to see quantities and count objects. It invites kids to Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Multiply by Multiples of 10 Grid Challenges

Could your kids use some practice with multiplying large numbers? These fun grids provide a great visual and kids will love the challenge of this set to multiply by multiples of 10. Sometimes it is fun to get in some math work with low prep practice that includes a little bit of logic involved. This simple set will help kids see how to multiply by multiples of ten, but with a fun little twist. Because who wants to do a boring worksheet? Keep Reading...

## Simple Daily Math Warm-Ups to Build Number Sense

Looking for a way to start math each day to get kids' brains working and also build number sense and problem solving skills? Here are simple, daily math warm-ups you can implement in 10-15 minutes. When I was in school, most of my middle and high school classes had a daily 'math warm up' time to get us going. The drill was simple: come to class, get out a blank piece of paper and answer the 5 math problems on the chalkboard. Was this helpful? Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Mental Math Challenge for Kids: Exercise Your Brain!

Looking for a unique and fun mental math challenge for your kids to build number sense? This activity is easy to differentiate with multiple levels and the open ended design. How fluent are your kids with math facts and computation skills? Do you want something fun and engaging, yet challenging for their mind when schools are closed? It's important to keep up mental math skills like adding, subtracting and multiplication or they will be Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Lemonade Stand Word Problems for Grades 2-4

Looking for more practice with math story problems? This set of problems uses the idea of creating a lemonade stand to sell lemonade as the basis for the problems. Understanding word problems (and understanding what the question is asking) and then knowing how to appropriately solve them is a challenge for many kids. Give them some extra practice with these Lemonade Stand Word Problems for grades 3-5! *Please note: This post includes 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...

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