## Decimals, Decimal fractions, Percentages – print and digital

Decimal numbers is often a challenging concept for students. When teaching decimal numbers, I first review the basics of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones and then introduce tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. I always start with decimal fractions and how they translate into decimal numbers. Make sure that your students understand that decimal …

## Polygons’ Properties cards game, board game, bingo cards

Here are some fun ways to practice the polygons’ properties. Polygon Party Polygon Party is a fun card game that students can play to practice the polygons’ properties. It gives teachers and parents an opportunity for having discussions, clearing misconceptions, and doing an informal assessment on polygons. Basic and challenge …

## Dragon Times – A math Adventure card game

Dragon Times is an educational fantasy card game that aims to motivate children to practice multiplication and division facts while saving Dragons and casting magic spells. Goal: Save and free the Dragons of Times and become the Wizard’s apprentice. While playing Dragon Times children improve their mental maths skills and …

## Math Games with UNO cards 2

UNO is one of our favorite games to play. Our kids keep on inventing new rules and cards to make the game more and more crazy. However, UNO cards are great for practicing mental math skills as well. When our kids were younger we invented a few math games using …

## Play and Learn with Dominoes 2

Dominoes are great for practicing math and they should be in every primary class as they are an excellent tool for primary students to use. They are also a useful tool for practicing math at home. There are many activities you can do using dominoes to model decomposition of numbers and help …

## The Great Escape! Multiplication, division, prime numbers (print, Google slides)

With “The Great Escape” the players can practice multiplication facts, recognizing square numbers, and prime numbers. Four levels available. It is a great way to initiate conversations and explain about square numbers, and prime numbers if the students are not familiar with them already. The game is recommended for ages …

## Prime Factorization

Prime Factorization is the method of finding which set of prime numbers multiply together to make a number. In a previous post, we talked about factorization, which is a method of finding the factors of a number but not necessarily the prime factors. What is different with prime factorization is that we …

## Fractions Card Games

We all know that in order to be able to solve equivalent fractions problems students should understand multiplication and division well and know their multiplication and division facts. However, my experience has shown me that children are successful in understanding these concepts when they have a lot of practice with …

## Learning Fractions

What makes fractions challenging for students? I recently came across a few articles about teaching fractions and realized that educators and parents share the opinion that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. Learning the various fraction operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying) …

## Solving Word Problems- Math talks-Strategies, Ideas and Activities-print and digital

Math word problems are an important aspect of mathematics and that is why they appear in every stage of learning math. They involve a lot more than just solving equations and applying algorithms.  They require good reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They help children realize the connection between …