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Math

3 Fraction Challenges for Upper Elementary

Teaching fractions just got a whole lot more exciting with these three fraction challenges for students. Rather than teaching fractions in worksheets or on the whiteboard, use some of these challenges to get students to use and model fractions in creative ways. In the Find a Fraction Challenge students will

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Must Haves for Upper Elementary

3 Unexpected Ways to Use Task Cards

Task cards remind me a lot of cards from the board game Trivial Pursuit. Each card has a task or question on it, and the task cards can be used in a variety of ways. Let’s be honest, if you have been teaching elementary school for a while, you are

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8 Ways to Practice Math Facts

Math Facts: 8 Ways to Practice

Now, maybe I’m dating myself here, but do you remember the old days when practicing math facts was all about the teacher holding up flashcards and doing daily timed worksheets (sometimes on colored paper!)? Some of us look back on those days and appreciate the simplicity of the redundant exercises.

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Place Value Resource Round Up

There are few certainties in the world these days, but one thing I know for sure is that if you teach upper-elementary math, you are going to be teaching place value this year and you are going to need place value resources. I also know that if you teach 5th

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Rounding Activities

Rounding Activities Kids Will Love

Rounding numbers always seems to be a challenge for many of my students each year.  We create anchor charts, practice, and play games until they finally start to get it.  Today I’m going to talk to you about a few of the rounding activities we did to review rounding.  We

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