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Fun Ideas for Teaching Place Value in 5th Grade, 4th, Middle School …etc!

My favorite ways to teach place value in 4th and 5th grade: At the beginning of each year, I always start with place value. When you consider regrouping, multi-digit multiplication, or any dealing with decimals... Place Value is the foundation from which you build upon. So it's crucial that the foundation is strong, and that any gaps or misunderstandings are identified and corrected ... Read the Post

Favorite Activities for the First Day of Math in Middle School, Upper Elementary & High School

The first day of math class is right around the corner! Are you feeling those first-day jitters yet? In hopes of easing your jitters, I wanted to share a few ideas, activities, and my favorite way to assess students' needs during those first few days of math class. I’ve even included a freebie or two that I am confident you will love. One gives students the opportunity to struggle and fail ... Read the Post

Pi Day Activities for the Classroom

Give me a reason to eat pie and talk about numbers.... and I'm there. Pi Day can be celebrated and discussed at any grade level, and it should be! Below are a few of my favorite ideas for bringing Pi Day to the classroom! 1.Perfect Circle Contest: I think this is such a fun STEM idea! Simply give students supplies like: String, paperclips, Pen, Scissors, paper, Thumbtack, rubber ... Read the Post