Math talks, Number talks, meaningful math discussions

Math talks are short activities (around 10-15 minutes) designed to provide opportunities for the students to make connections in mathematics and explain their thinking to their peers. There are questions/problems/pictures that encourage students to think of different strategies and realize that there is no one way to solve a problem. …

Winter Holidays-Christmas activities/games

Below you will find all of the winter holidays/Christmas activities Mathcurious has to offer this year. Print and digital activity cards, math games and 2 digital “build and decorate a gingerbread creation” activities. Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards grades 1/2 Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards – grades 3/4 Winter Holidays …

Winter Holidays – Digital Division Activity cards

Since we will be working on division the last few days before the winter holidays I have prepared some holiday-themed division activity cards. The activities include problems of partitive and quotative division with and without remainder and some word problems. The idea is to move the objects or move shapes …

Halloween Digital Activities- Forming numbers, Quantities, Number Sense

Counting, recognizing numbers as quantities visually, and combining different quantities to form/model numbers are important skills that enforce number sense in grades k,1, and 2. A strong number sense is crucial for future understanding of more complex math topics. Number sense building activities Count out loud together as a class …

Missing Numbers and Twisted Multiplication Tables activity cards (+google slides)

Many interesting and fun activities can be done on the multiplication table for the students to discover patterns, find relations and make connections. This will help them gain fluency and automaticity with the multiplication and division facts. Filling in the missing numbers on the multiplication table is one of my …

“Decimal Number Builder” Build decimal numbers with base 10 blocks (digital activity)

Understanding place value is essential for developing a solid foundation of mathematical understanding. The Base 10 blocks are a great manipulative for visualizing and understanding place value for whole numbers and for decimal numbers. We have already created two free digital activities/tools to practice modeling whole numbers with base 10 …

Representing Decimal Numbers using base 10 blocks. (Printable and Digital Activity Cards)

Understanding place value is essential for developing a solid foundation of mathematical understanding. The Base 10 blocks are a great manipulative for visualizing and understanding place value for whole numbers and for decimal numbers. When introducing Decimals I always start with decimal fractions and how they can be represented with …

Multiplication Facts Activities

As we all know multiplication facts fluency is very important as it is the base for many concepts like multi-digit multiplication, equivalent fractions, division, and, much more. Therefore, multiplication facts practice deserves time and effort. Rushing into drills that promote meaningless memorization with endless repetition will not help in the …

“Number Builder 4D” (A digital activity/tool with base 10 blocks)

“Number builder 4D” is a digital activity/tool that works with base ten blocks. We all know how important it is for students to practice building numbers with base ten blocks to gain a deep understanding of place value and regrouping. In my search for the perfect digital activities/games that use …

Virtual Manipulatives – Fractions Grades 3, 4

I have started collecting virtual manipulatives for my Grades 3,4 and I have created a few slides for each concept. For fractions I like the simulations and games from PhET. About PhET PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to …