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]]>Some math tasks come easy to my seven year old, and others are a little harder! Filling in missing numbers in equations are definitely one of them.
So I knew a little extra work was needed…..and that is where this fun number line activity came from. Using a number line gave him a concrete way to explore this concept, and help in fill in the missing numbers.
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Now it is time to get down to work.
Some of the equations ask the children to find the missing addend, like this one.
And using a number line makes it very easy to find!!!
Begin, by placing a pumpkin on the five and one on the 13. Next, it is time to find out how many jumps there are between the 5 and the 13.
Have the children jump up one number at a time, counting every time they move the pumpkin until they reach the 13. As they do this they will find out that there are eight jumps. so 5 + 8 = 13
Next, we move into subtraction…but these problems are very similar to the addition problem. Once again we are trying to find out how many jumps are between the two number.
Start by placing a pumpkin on the 10 and the 7. Since this is subtraction, the children will start at the 10 and see how many jumps it takes to get to the seven.
After three jumps, they will easily see that 10 – 3 = 7
This one is a little bit harder. The minuend is missing! So the number our kiddos will be looking for will be bigger than the two numbers they see in the equation.
So, to solve this one we are only going to use one pumpkin. We are going to start at the answer or difference, and place our pumpkin there. Then we will jump up based on the Subtrahend, the number that is to be subtracted.
If we start at one, and jump up five spaces we end up at six.
6 – 5 = 1
Filling in missing numbers can be easy when using number lines!! Enjoy this special fall activity!
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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These activities that have young children exploring expressions and solving for missing numbers and comparing them.
Or do some more filling in the missing number activities but using ten frames.
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]]>I love simplicity. And I love playing math games to help children practice their math skills.
This game combines both of those loves.
It is a simple game that requires almost no prep, works on multiplication facts, and gets children practicing multiplying by multiples of 10. And there isn’t a boring worksheet involved!
Oh, wait there really isn’t any prep-work.
All you need to do is….
It is that simple!
This game is pretty easy to play.
To begin, player one rolls the die and moves that many spaces.
Then player one solves the problem, and player two checks it on the calculator.
If player one answered correctly, he may cover up that number on the BINGO board.
Now it is player two’s turn to roll and solve, while player one checks the math.
The players take turns doing this until someone has five in a row on the Bingo cards!
And just as a side note, when a player reaches the end of the game board, they simply start over at the beginning.
Each game board focuses on three multiples of 10.
The first game board has children multiplying by 20, 30, and 40.
And the next game board jumps into the fifties, sixties, and seventies.
The last one focuses on those harder facts…the seventies, eighties, and nineties.
Sometimes we just need simple games to practice math skills. And this is one of those.
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
Are your children struggling with their math facts? Then this game may help!!
Or get more multiplying by multiples of 10 activities here!!!
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Dividing fractions!!
I have to admit, this is a hard one. Fractions can be complicated, division can be a challenge, and when you put the two together….WOW!
But today we are going to tackle this task!
So here we go, this is how we divide fractions by fractions!!!!
I love simple printables, and this is one of them.
So now is the time to hit the road, and figure out how to divide fractions by fractions.
We are going to begin with a problem that asks how many 1/4 servings are in 2/3 cups of ice cream.
To begin, we must figure out what number we are dividing up. In this problems, we are trying to figure out how many 1/4 servings are in 2/3 cups of ice cream. This means I’m starting with two-thirds…this is my dividend the number I’m dividing up.
Now I know that 1/4 is my divisor. It is how many groups I’m dividing my 2/3 up into.
Now that we know what we are dividing up, it is time for some drawing. To begin with, I’m going to create an area model that I can divide up into thirds and fourths, the two denominators.
The easiest way to do this is to find the least common multiple, which is 12. ANd once that is figured out we simply draw two models with 12 parts.
Next, we color in two-thirds in the first area model, and one-fourth in the second area model. Once that is done, we see how many squares we colored in on the area model that represents our divisor. And as you can see from the picture, that is three.
Finally, we get to the division part. We are going to see how many 1/4 are in the two-thirds by circling three squares.
When you look at the picture, you will see that we can make two whole groups. But there are two squares left over.
I know that I need three squares to make a whole group, but I only have two out of the three. In other words, I have two-thirds.
So 2/3 ÷ 1/4 = 2 2/3
Working on the number line looks very similar to the area model.
We begin by drawing number lines based on the least common multiple….12.
Then we label one line with 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 1. If your children struggle with this, they may want to change them to equivalent fractions. 1/4 = 3/12.
On the next line, we label the thirds, 1/3, 2/3 and 1. Once again, it may be easier to find equivalent fractions to label….1/3 = 4/12.
From here, we do exactly what we did with the area models.
And once again we see that there are 2 one-fourths in two-thirds and there are 2/3 left over. 2/3 divided by 1/4 equals 2 2/3.
Finally, we get to the last step. It is the part we all know and are comfortable with. It is the where we find the reciprocal and then multiply. See it in action here!
And that’s it!!!
Just like that, we have solved a word problem that required us to divide fractions by fractions!!!
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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]]>Word problems were hated and despised when I grew up! Those nasty word problems would pop up at the end of a long page of problems, and just provided more work for me when I was ready to be DONE.
I didn’t understand one very important thing. Word problems are real life. When I do math nowadays, it is in all practicality a word problem. And many of my “word problem” involve decimals.
What is a better deal….buy three at $1.25 or five at $0.99. How much do we save on this plan vs that plan? Which is a better value…..the 7 oz jar of the 20 oz jar?
So today, we will be tackling word problems that involve multiplying decimals by whole numbers. And it won’t be like those icky word problems at the end of a page. Today we get to color and do a little number line jumping to solve.
Don’t you love no-prep printables? Well, that is exactly what these are!
That’s it!
So how do we use these sheets to solve? I’m glad you asked!
The first step is to estimate. And there are numerous ways you can get children to do this, but here are two examples.
If your children are familiar with multiplying fractions by whole numbers, this is a great place to start. I know that that .12 is very close to one-tenth which can also be written as 1/10. I know I need to multiply by 4 so 1/10 x 4 = 4/10 or .4. If they aren’t comfortable with that, then have them simply add up .1 four times. That also equals .4!!!
Now it is time to color!!!
A decimal grid is divided up into 100 squares and therefore makes it easy to represent decimals. In this word problem, our decimal is .12.
This means that we have one-tenth and two-hundredths. If you look carefully at the decimal grid, you will notice that there are ten columns. This means each column is 1 out of the 10 that you need to make a whole decimal grid. In other words, each column is 1/10 or .10 or .1!!! Two-hundredths is shown by coloring in two out of the hundred squares.
To solve this problem we color in .12 four times. As you can see in the sample above .12 is colored in four times with each .12 being in a different color. I like to color all my hundredths on the same column since it makes it easier to figure out the total. The second column has all my hundredths. There are two-hundredths in orange, two-hundredths in purple, two-hundredths in green, and two-hundredths in blue.
In all, four-tenths (.4) have been colored in and eight-hundredths (.08) have been colored in so my answer is .48.
This decimal grid example has us multiplying 1.34 x 3.
I began by grabbing three crayons, knowing that I was going to have to color in 1.34 three times. Orange was my first choice and I colored in the first decimal grid completely, because one decimal grid equals one whole. Next, I went to my second decimal grid and began to color in thirty-four hundredths.
I began by coloring in three tenths, which is three columns. Next, I colored in four hundredths, which is four squares.
I did this two more times, using my purple and green crayon. Once again, I combined all the extras in one box (box 2) to make it easier to find a total at the end. And as you can see my total is four wholes and two hundreths. This means that I don’t have any tenths and I must put a 0 in the tenths spot when I write the number out.
4.02
Next, we come to the number line part. This part is to remind children that multiplication is actually repeated addition. It helps them see that all we are doing is adding decimals over and over.
We begin at 0, and then make our first of four jumps. Each jump will be .12 because we are multiplying that number four time.
0. + .12 = .12
.12 + .12 = .24
.24 + .12 = .36
.36 + .12 = .48
Just as with my decimal grids, I get .48!!
Learning to multiply decimals is important and this is a great way to show children what is happening when the multiply.
I hope you see some light bulbs go off and they color and jump away!
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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]]>It’s supposed to be fall, but our hot days are still here. Most days are still in the 90’s and my boys come in with sweat dripping off their noses! Yes, it is that bad.
Despite the weather, it is October! And October deserves some pumpkin-themed paper decorated in fall colors. So that is what is coming your way today.
And it is all about area and perimeter problems!!!
These guys are basically no-prep!
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Like any concept, in the beginning, it is important to provide hands-on experiences so children can understand why formulas work!
And that is what this simple sheet does. It helps children to understand that we are counting the squares inside a shape to figure out area and we count the edges to figure out perimeter!
And when we allow our children to fill the shapes with squares, instead of counting squares already drawn, this concept is driven in a little more.
And that is what we are doing today.
Math is Fun defines an area like this, ” The size of a surface. The amount of space inside the boundary of a flat (2-dimensional) object such as a triangle or circle, or surface of a solid (3-dimensional) object.
There are numerous ways we could figure out the area, but today we are focusing on how many squares are in the shape.
We begin by placing all the squares that we can inside the shape. As you can see in this example, there are five squares that fit inside.
Next, we ask our children to describe what they see. After they have observed and commented on the shape, we move into a very important question that will pave the way for further area work. How could I figure out how many squares there are without counting each square? Or what number sentence or equation could show what you did?
Your goal here is to get them to tell you something like……
“There are five columns and one row so I could say 5 x 1 = 5.”
On harder problems, they may tell you they can skip count.
“There are four in each row so I can count by four. Four, eight, twelve, sixteen. There are 16 squares in this shape.”
At this point, it is important to show them they could also solve by saying 4 x 4 = 16.
The last step is just as important! When your kiddos write their answer, the answer should include inches squared.
After the area is figured out, we move into perimeter. Now instead of focusing on what is inside the shape, we are counting the outside.
In this example, there are three squares in a row. So my length is 3 and the hight is 1.
If I were to make my way around the shape, starting at the top it would look like this…. 3 + 1 + 3 + 1 = 8 in!
It’s that easy.
Children enjoy playing with manipulatives and solving problems with them. It is a great way to introduce the concept, and much more fun than just solving formulas.
I hope they enjoy!
You’ve Got This Rachel
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]]>Pies! Do you like them? Which one is your favorite?
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mom makes the most wonderful chocolate pie….and it has always been my favorite. Then I discovered a peanut butter pie at a local restaurant, and now I’m not sure I have a favorite. They are both SOOO good.
Today, I have some fun pie clip cards to help your child learn how to subtract fractions with common denominators.
With just a little cutting you will be ready to use these clip cards.
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Now comes the fun part. It’s time to do some subtracting!!!!
The concept is very simple, and as long as children already have an understanding of fractions they should be good to go.
If you aren’t sure of a students grasp of fractions, you may want to take a quick step back and make sure they understand what a numerator and denominator are. (This activity will help!!)
Once that is done, it is time to analyze the problem. Ask the children some simple questions to see what they can tell you.
By doing this, the children are not just jumping in and solving a problem. They are taking a step back and observing….and this observation can help them solve the problem better.
So if we look at the card, the children might say this.
After all the observing, it is time to solve. First, we would want to represent the fraction, but that step is already done for the children!
Next, all they have to do is cross of the pieces of pie that were eaten. In the example from above, we see that two-fourths have been eaten, so we are going to cross off two pieces of pie.
Finally, we determine what is left? Only one! It takes four pieces to make a whole….so my answer is 1/4.
Here is another one. We can see that 2/3 has already been represented. Now all the student has to do is cross of 1/3. All that left is one out of 3, so the answer is 1/3.
The last page of this FREE printable for subtracting fractions with common denominators is a fun one. The children get to create their own expressions, color in the pie and then solve. It is a great ending activity!!!
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some pie and making a little subtraction happen as I chow down.
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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]]>My kids are memorizing all the prepositions. We are having fun learning a song and adding our own hand motions to it. But now that they are close to memorizing the complete list, it is time for a little application.
We started with this fun interactive book, and now we are moving into this easy preposition worksheet. My boys are simply finding the preposition in a sentence and then practicing their handwriting.
There is no prep for this sheet.
Each preposition worksheet page has five simple sentences. The words are simple so that even younger children can possibly read them or understand what is being read by an adult. Then on the column to the right is a blank with handwriting lines. This is where the child gets to practice writing the word, and practice their penmanship.
The worksheets are that simple!
In the last sentence on the page, we see that the child is hiding behind the couch. The preposition relates the noun boy to another word, couch. The boy is BEHIND the couch. The preposition that should be underlined or highlighted is behind.
In this example, we see are relating our destination to corner…and we can see that AROUND tells us where the destination is. So around is our preposition that needs to be highlighted.
I have to show you what my second grader ended up doing. Though he loves to tackle his older brother to the ground in an intense football game, he also has a little bit of an artsy flare to him. And this shows up when I give them markers and a worksheet!
Don’t you love how each preposition got its very own color!
Though my boys loved the preposition books the best, they still had fun coloring in the prepositions on this preposition worksheet. I hope your kiddos enjoy them too.
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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]]>I think my favorite science is life science. And I’m in luck, because for the last six weeks that has been our focus. We study plant and animal cells and now we are learning about how animals are classified.
I wanted my kiddos to have a little more experience with vertebrates and the different characteristics, so here is a vertebrate activity I will be doing with them. And I hope you can use too.
With just a little prep-work this vertebrate activity is ready to go.
Now it is time to sort.
There are five major groups of vertebrates for the animals to be sorted into….amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals.
To help the children, even more, four characteristics are provided for each major group of vertebrates.
For example, children can read that fish are cold-blooded, breathe with gills, lay eggs and have scales and fins. They get to find fish…..but it isn’t as easy as it seems. Did you know that sharks and seahorses are fish, but dolphins are mammals?
For birds we learn that they are warm-blooded, bones are thin and hallow, they have feathers, and lay eggs. And your children may or not be surprised to know that penguins are birds!
If all having all five major groups of vertebrates at once is a little confusing, have the children work on two at a time. They could focus on birds and mammals at the same time. They are both warm-blooded, but there are some other major differences. Mammals have live births, have hair or fur, but also use their lungs to breathe.
I hope this quick and easy vertebrate activity helps your little ones understand vertebrates and the major groups a little better. Enjoy!
You’ve Got This,
Rachel
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]]>My passion is building number sense. I want children to understand the whys behind the math to be able to visualize what is happening when they are adding or subtracting. My desire is for them to be able to do math in their head and to know WHY they multiply the numerators and the denominators of a fraction….not just do it.
You’ve Got This Math has been all about this….helping children discover the WHY behind math in fun printables. But today, I’m taking it a step forward. Today, I’m sharing with you a work-intensive project that I have been working on for quite a while.
It is 30 SCRIPTED LESSONS that you can use to teach your children. 30 lessons clearly mapped out to help your children develop number sense.
But before I share with you all that this project has to offer, I wanted to let you see a glimpse of my background. To let you see, why this is so important to me.
Maybe you were like me, and you think I’m really bad at math. You could be in a different boat, and you have a child that is having a hard time understanding math and you are at a loss on how to help them.
Sometimes going back to the basics is what helps. And this course does just that.
We are using All About Reading and All About Spelling write now, and I’m loving it. It is hands-on and fun, but the lessons are right there for me. All I have to do is quickly read through the lesson before we do it, and I know just what to say and what to do first.
And as I was working on this project, I wanted the same for you. We all have so much on our plates, and researching how to teach a lesson is a lot of work….though sometimes needed.
These lessons take the research out and walk you through a complete lesson.
It is all laid out, step by step for you!
Week one we will jump into the hundreds chart. There are 10 lessons that focus solely on the hundreds chart. The children will be building it, playing games with it, comparing numbers with it, and even doing a little adding and subtracting with it.
Next, we move into my favorite, base ten blocks. We all know that kids don’t learn the same, and so once again we focus on building numbers but with base ten blocks. We will still be comparing numbers and doing a little adding and subtracting, AND we will expose our little ones to bundling and regrouping.
Understanding how to bundle and regroup will help them immensely as they add and subtract, and it can even lead to strong mental math.
The number line comes next with five lessons that have children counting, skip counting, and adding and subtracting on the number line.
We end with decomposing numbers. This is when we can take number apart and understand what each digit represents.
The most common form of this is expanded form.
But we are going to go deeper. We will look at ways to build mental math by getting to 10 or 100. We will practice our basic math facts, so we can do math without resorting to a calculator or our fingers….though there is nothing wrong with a little finger counting every now and again.
This class is designed for kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. The same teaching can be applied to all levels, but the numbers will have to change. Kindergarten students need to be able to count to 100 and be able to write to the number 20…so you can tailor the lessons to those numbers, while our second graders will be working on numbers up to 1,000.
So if you have a k, 1st, or 2nd-grade students (or even an upper elementary child that is having a very hard time with math) this course is for you.
It will go live on October 1st, and I would love for you to join us as we explore numbers, chat on facebook about how it is going, and most importantly strategically teach our children number sense.
As this is the first time the class has been open, I would love your opinions and suggestions on how to make it better. And with that, comes a highly discounted cost.
Once the course goes live on October 1st, the cost will go up, and you won’t ever see it at this price again.
I hope you will join me as we develop number sense in our children!!!
And if you share this post on facebook, Instagram, or in an email I will give you a five dollar off coupon.
Just email me a screenshot of your share!!!
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]]>When my oldest boys were little, preschool work was much easier to plan. I wasn’t knee deep in blog work, and I was only finding a few activities a day for us to do. We did it when we wanted (when the twins were sleeping), and they learned quickly.
Well, life is a little different now that the twins are one year away from kindergarten. I now have a second and third grader that I’m planning for and teaching, as well as some other responsibilities at home to help support us financially. Finding time to look for or create preschool activities is hard.
We had already tried the online part of Reading Eggs….which my twins love….and now I have a bright, colorful workbook that allows them to practice what they are doing online.
Of course, we will still be doing some crafts, fine motor activities, and reading books…..but this workbook simplifies my life….and gives my poor worn out printer a break!!
Each day my little ones sit down and work through a section on the Online Reading Eggs. For my baby girl, we normally do that section a couple of times, because she has to have repetition. Then we move onto some of the workbook pages that review what they did online.
This week, my little guy has been working on the letter Z. And here is what he got to do in his Essential Skills Workbook.
3. Next, he got to put the letter z in front of words and practice “reading” the words.
4. Finally, the letter z lesson ended with him finding the letter z. He also had a short review where he had to match words like apple, horse, and zipper to the letter they start with.
In other lessons, there are sight words they work though….and of course, all of them are the sight words they have already played with online.
Right now our math focus has been all about number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. Yes, my little ones will still play games that focus on this, and we will still be counting real objects, and working in ten frames….but Reading Eggs and the Essential Skills Workbook once again minimize the searching, printing, and prep-work.
Reading Eggs starts with the number one and works up. And once again, the workbook follows what they have seen online!
They begin by finding all the sets that have only have one, They get to color in ones, and circle one star.
Next, there is handwriting practice. Then some synthesizing with dots, and finally an opportunity to count items and write down the correct number.
My little girl struggles with fine motor skills, so she needs some help to complete these. BUT she had a blast and has asked to do her Reading Eggs book over and over again. I love that she is learning, getting some writing practice, and having fun!
Just like the online program has activities for 13-year-olds, the Essential Skills Workbooks are available up to fifth grade. They are still colorful and fun but provide the activities that are on the level of our bigger kiddos.
This is from the second-grade Essential Skills Workbook. It is a fun, comprehensive page all about time. I definitely will be pulling some of these sheets to help my big boys review certain skills they are struggling on!
I have to tell you why I’m loving Reading Eggs.
If you are a crazy busy homeschool mom, or a mom of a child that needs a little more reading work, Reading Eggs can help!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we have! (You can see what we thought about the online program here!)
You’ve Got This
Rachel
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