FREE Common Core Aligned Online Interactive Math Practice

FREE Common Core Aligned Online Interactive Math Practice
Checkout these two FREE interactive websites for additional math practice: www.tenmarks.com and www.frontrowed.com Both websites allow you to set up a free teacher account. You can then enter in your student roster, assign specific standards-based practice to each student, and…
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Keeping Math Fun During and After Testing

Keeping Math Fun During and After Testing
Checkout this quick and easy read "Tips to Keep Math Fun During Testing" from the tenmarks.com blog.
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5th grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

5th grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!
Congratulations to the 5th grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! There was more than 1,000 students that entered to win. The winner is Millay from Ms. Cannella's classroom at Mitchell Elementary!
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3rd grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

3rd grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!
Congratulations to the 3rd grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! The winner is Andrew from Ms. Bailey's classroom at Chiles Elementary
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1st grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

1st grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!
Congratulations to the 1st grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! The winner is Abigail from Gitlin/Shepard classroom at Trapnell Elementary.
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13 rules that expire in Math!

13 rules that expire in Math!
Have you ever heard someone say, "When you multiply, your product is always greater than your factors", "When you divide, your quotient is always less than your dividend and divisor." Are these statements always true? Are we inadvertently teaching misconceptions…
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Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade

Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade
In 3rd grade, students measured objects to the nearest half and quarter of an inch and displayed that data on a line plot. In standard MAFS.4.MD.2.4, 4th graders extend that learning to include displaying measurements to nearest half, quarter, and…
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Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency

Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency
Checkout these engaging online games to help increase fluency of multiplication facts. These games could be incorporated into a math block at school or accessed from home: Clear It http://www.abcya.com/clear_it_multiplication.htm Math-Man Mutliplication http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathman_multiplication10.htm Multiplication Blocks http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication_blocks.html Number Trails http://www.mathplayground.com/number_trails_multiplication.html Kakooma…
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4 Strategies to Engage ALL Learners in Mathematical Discourse

4 Strategies to Engage ALL Learners in Mathematical Discourse
We know that today's math instruction is very different from our experiences as students. The teacher takes on the role of the facilitator, presenting students with problem solving scenarios and using students' sharing as the primary means of promoting understanding.…
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How Does Teacher Language Affect Student Learning?

How Does Teacher Language Affect Student Learning?
Quick, but interesting read on how our descriptions and language used to describe student learning and goals could potentially affect student learning. For instance, when we describe a certain skill as a "3rd grade skill" or say "a 4th grader…
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Joining and separating….using actions to understand addition and subtraction

Joining and separating….using actions to understand addition and subtraction
According to MAFS.K.OA.1.1, students in kindergarten are required to, "Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations." They are also required to, "Solve addition and subtraction word…
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Make a Ten Card Game

Make a Ten Card Game
MAFS.K.OA.1.4, states that, "For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation." A fun game…
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Division Progression

Division Progression
The progression of division starts in 3rd grade...and it is crucial that students really develop a deep concrete understanding of division. If your 4th grade students are still relying on drawing pictures of equal groups with tally marks, they may…
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Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!

Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!
Teachers are often wary about teaching measurement conversions through problem solving...we revert to mnemonic devices, tricks and chants rather than encouraging students to use the same problem solving strategies we have been trying to instill in them all year. Why…
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But my 4th graders can’t tell time!

But my 4th graders can’t tell time!
Elapsed time is incorporated into the 4th grade standard MAFS.4.MD.1.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving...intervals of time...and represent intervals of time using linear models. But what do you do when your students can't tell time, let…
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The Progression of Multiplication

The Progression of Multiplication
By the end of 4th grade, students should be able to apply their understanding of place value and properties of operations to multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a one-digit whole number and multiply two two-digit…
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Arrays, Area and Perimeter Game

Arrays, Area and Perimeter Game
Checkout this interactive game "Area Blocks" at http://www.mathplayground.com/area_blocks.html ! This game is a fun way for students to relate area and perimeter to the operations of multiplication and addition. Students either play against the computer or another player to create…
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Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter

Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter
Are your 4th graders struggling with area and perimeter? It may be time to take a step back. Ms. Park noticed that her 6th (yes, SIXTH) graders were struggling with the concepts of area and perimeter, too. Watch the clip…
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Putting the ‘Fun’ Back into Functions

Putting the ‘Fun’ Back into Functions
Functions can be overwhelming with all of the f's, x's, and f(x)'s. But in reality, functions are quite easy to understand once you know how they work. So what is a function? Well, a function can be described as a…
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Using real world math to build an understanding of addition and subtraction concepts!

Using real world math to build an understanding of addition and subtraction concepts!
Students are naturally inquisitive and observant! Why not use these characteristics to teach new concepts! One-way to utilize students problem solving abilities is through Three-Act-Tasks. Three-Act-Tasks allows students to draw on their natural noticing’s and wonderings! The Three-Act-Tasks consist of:…
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