Earth Day Math Games-Recycle Spin

Earth day is near and it is time for some Earth Day math games. The game below is called Recycle spin and it’s a four in a row game. The game comes in a print and google slides version. Also heck out “Plant a tree”a gama to practice 1/2 digit …

Teaching time, tips, activities, games, print and digital

Teaching time and specifically teaching how to read the analog clock and elapsed time is often a challenge for parents and teachers. The reason is that the concept of time is still abstract for many students as it doesn’t connect to the other concepts of measurement. The students cannot see, …

Divide Ride – A division game

My students are always asking for new games and since we don’t really have a division game apart from the mini division games that practice the division facts I decided to create a new game that helps to practice division with the remainder as well. This is a simple race …

Area Battle

Today we are sharing another fun game to practice area and perimeter. For this game, the players need to place/fit rectangles on the board. Preparing the game requires some cutting and laminating but it is worth the trouble because you can use it to practice multiplication as well. Let’s see …

Teaching area, ideas, games, print, and digital activities

The concept of area like the concept of perimeter is used constantly in everyday life so students will already have an intuitive understanding of it. We need to use and link that understanding to the math activities in the classroom. Hands on activities and word problems that connect to real-life …

Teaching Perimeter, ideas, print, and digital activities

Students start to learn about perimeter around grade 3, however, perimeter appears in all grades. Since the perimeter is the sum of all the sides of a 2d-shape, activities can take many forms, from measuring with crackers to algebraic expressions. Depending on the skill level of your students you can …

Practicing Division facts with Number Bars/tape diagrams

Have you used number bars/tape diagrams (similar to equation strips) to show division and practice visual factoring? I am always looking for visual ideas and this one seemed right. I tried this with my students and it was a great success. I used cards like the ones below for different …

Multi-Digit Multiplication, Area model, Partial Products algorithm, Puzzles, Word problems

Multi-digit multiplication is considered one of the most “challenging” concepts to teach students. The reason for this view is, in my opinion, the fact that understanding multi-digit multiplication requires students to have gained a deep understanding of place value, and the multiplication properties. As the digits increase the process of …

Place Value – Representing and adding 2/3 digit numbers with manipulatives

Base ten blocks, bead strings, 100 grids, place value discs, and more manipulatives provide hands-on ways to learn place value, number concepts, operations, measurement, and much more. Students use these manipulatives to physically represent numbers so they can develop a deeper understanding. Building number combinations with manipulatives help students understand …