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Ready to be Santa’s Helper? (Free Decomposing Numbers Activity)

Want to help your little ones develop an understanding of place value? This decomposing numbers activity is a fun, Christmas themed center that will help. Do you do Santa with your children? There tends to be a lot of facebook posts going around lately about why you should or should not do it. We have […]

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How to Teach Subtraction of Mixed Numbers With Regrouping

Want to clearly teach your students how to teach subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping? Check out this free interactive notebook. Do you love teaching fraction or do you absolutely┬ádread it? It may sound weird, but I love teaching fractions. They can be complex and simple at the same time, and they require me to think […]

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FREE Adding Fraction Puzzles

If you have ever taught adding fractions to children you have probably seen this. 1/4 + 1/4 = 2/8 Even in a classroom filled with fifth-grade students, I’ve seen this. And every time this equation floats across my desk, or wiggles in the air on a white board…. alarms go off in my head. It […]

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How To Memorize Addition Facts with Fun Turkey Expression Match

We’ve been practicing subtracting numbers in the tens and hundreds. The regrouping is actually going great!! He understands the concept, performs it perfectly with manipulatives, and has almost conquered the algorithm. There is just one thing that is causing┬ámore problems than I would like. He is not recalling his fact families once we get past […]

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10 Incredible Building Toys for Under Forty Dollars

  I want my boys outside. I want them playing in the dirt, exploring the woods at their grandma’s house, climbing on play sets at the park, and burning energy as they race their bikes around the cul de sac. Let’s face it though. Sometimes the high 90 temps and humidity in Georgia, thunderstorms, or […]

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Phonics Reading

Here’s a FREE Diphthong Game For Extra Reading Practice

I love the sound of my babies laughing and having fun. I love their excited yells when they win a game. I love listening to them call out the number or word they want their die to land on. Games! They are fun. They add excitement to a school day, and give children a chance […]

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How to Teach Making Change…Includes Free Task Cards

    They were just simple review questions. Questions that should be easy to solve, but ones he kept getting wrong. Over and over I had seen him solve problems this way…. $10.00 – $6.43 = $4.43 It is a simple mistake (he is subtracting 3 – 0 instead of 0-3), but any mistake repeated […]

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6 Easy and Fun Ways to Practice Making 10

It was a simple question. One I was sure he would know the answer to. Yet there he stood, giving me that look. The look that means I have no clue, and I don’t remember where to start to figure it out. With that look, I knew we needed to step back and spend some […]

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Practice Place Value Using Fun Color by Number

Did you know that math can be quite boring?? Really, who wants to do a whole page of “What number is in the 100’s place in the number 726?” I know I don’t! My fourth and fifth-grade students didn’t! And I can tell you that my boys definitely don’t want to, and many times will […]

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One Fun Way to Review Place Value (FREE Pirate Game)

  “Hey mom, what’s 24 x 7?” I glanced up from the computer, recognizing that this question could lead to a teachable moment. “Well…the 2 represents 20 and 20 x 7 = 140…..” I began. I continued to work through the problem out loud, asking questions when I knew he would know the answer. Finally […]

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