11 Fun Ways to Teach Times Tables! Mastering multiplication facts is such an important skill in elementary. If students can master the basics, all other math concepts are so much easier to learn. Check out these engaging, effective and fun ways to build strong foundational skills for future learning.
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Math centers for elementary classrooms!
Complete Math Workshop Tool Kit
Organize your classroom math block using a math workshop toolkit. With these tools you will have what you need to set up a rotation bulletin board, create daily plans for your lessons and activities, and more.
Why I NOW Love Teaching Math: Setting up Math Rotations
If you know me, you know I am in loooove with Daily 5! Ever since incorporating it into my classroom last year, I have loved seeing the variety of skills and strategies my students are working on each and every day. I also love that the segments are short, so we all stay motivated and the energy for learning stays high. I have been wanting to redo how I teach math for a while. As a student, I truly adore mathematics, but as a teacher, I was getting bored. Our district was looking into…
What Should You Teach during the First Week of School?
The lessons you teach at the beginning of the year are crucial for laying the foundation and setting the tone for the rest of the school year. During the first week, your schedule should be a mix of teaching procedures and expectations as well as building a strong classroom community.
How I FINALLY Made Math Centers Work in My Classroom | First Belle
Do Math Centers mystify you? Well, let me simplify them! I was never satisfied with how my math rotations went, but NOW I LOVE my math class setup!
Fraction Mats: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers can be tricky for students. Download these FREE fraction mats to help your students organize and remember the steps to take when solving addition and subtraction fraction equations.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Math Workshop
7 Habits of Highly Effective Math Workshops: Great blog series about everything you need to run an effective math workshop!
Guided Math Binder - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
Are you planning on being more organized for 2015? I am on a perpetual loop of organized-no not organized-back to organized…. One area I was really lacking in was in keeping track of my guided math groups! I finally got myself ready to go for 2015. This is what it looked like in my kitchen […]
Beginning Your Interactive Notebook
I hope that this blog inspires you to start using interactive notebooks with your students. Here are some things to think about when you get started... First, you need to decide what type of notebook you will be using. I went with a Five Subject Notebook (because I believe I need one that large). Some people prefer Marble Composition Pads (because it is pretty much impossible to tear or lose pages from it). Next, figure out what you want to include in your notebook (besides notes, problems…
Assessing Math Centers - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Assessing math centers made easy with these tips and free forms. Math center work can be frustrating to grade. Read this post for ideas to make it more efficient.
Math Tech Connections
Math Centers for upper elementary students, These no prep math sorts can also be made into interactive math folders. Review: I love these sorts! Not only is it little preparation, but they have 2 different sorts, one being more challenging than the other. I love the facts that it covers ALL standards and I can use them as review center or included in my daily instruction as seatwork! I LOVE LOVE these sorts! No doubt, one of my best purchases this year!