He was sitting there, brow furrowed, and pencil tapping. We had been working on fractions for a few weeks, and I was sure he was going to be able to correctly fill the number line in. Finally, after patiently or impatiently, tongue biting waiting,...

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December 21, 2015 You've Got This Math
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Do your students need to practice multiplying mixed numbers? Check out these multiplying mixed number calendar pieces to get in extra practice every day. Singing the months of the year. Counting by tens. Checking the weather out. It’s calendar time in a kindergarten classroom, and...

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December 17, 2015 You've Got This Math
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*This post contains affiliated links I love drawing in math. When my children can visualize what they are calculating, I am a happy camper. And I definitely love it when complex problems become easier. So how do you do this when teaching something like...

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December 15, 2015 You've Got This Math
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When you were a fifth-grade student sitting in your little desks, you probably did this concept totally differently than it is done today. You took your mixed numbers, changed them to improper fractions, multiplied them together, and the changed that often times enormous number...

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December 14, 2015 You've Got This Math
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I’m sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee while my kids dance around me. It may not look like we have started our school day, but we have. We have found five you tube channels that we love to visit. They all have fun,...

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December 10, 2015 You've Got This Math
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*This post contains affiliated links Have your papers that have to be graded every got totally out of hand? You know where if you add one more paper to it all my come tumbling down like a tower of bricks, and cover the floor in...

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December 9, 2015 You've Got This Math
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*This post contains affiliated links Children are laughing and having animated discussions. You can see their happy faces, hear excited voices, and the loud groans from drawing the wrong card. No, you aren’t out on a playground, you are in a math classroom where...

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December 7, 2015 You've Got This Math
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*This post contains affiliated links The class is silent. Nothing is heard except for the teacher’s voice droning on like a scene from Charlie Brown. “The value of digits change as they move up or down in a number. A digit in one place represents 10 times...

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December 5, 2015 You've Got This Math
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Do you love Christmas? It is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. And since my little ones have come along, my joy this time has quadrupled. There is no way not to love it as you see their eyes light up and...

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December 2, 2015 You've Got This Math
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*This post contains affiliated links I have to face it. It’s that time of year. My kiddos are super excited about Christmas being right around the corner. They are a little more energetic than normal, and a lot less focused. Oh, and did I mention...

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November 30, 2015 You've Got This Math
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