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.

While creating some division activities for my students and specifically activities to practice division facts, this idea came to mind. Maybe bars are not just for fractions. Why not use number bars (something like equation strips) to show division and practice visual factoring? I am always looking for visual ideas …

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 helps students understand …

Missing Numbers on the Multiplication table-Web Game

Today we would like to share with you our latest web game/activity”Missing Numbers”. “Missing Numbers” is a free interactive game played on the multiplication table. The goal is to place all the missing numbers in the correct position on the table. It’s perfect for virtual learning and a great way …

Multi-Trap – multiplication facts, multiples, factors

The Binions are back for more adventures this time in a new game to practice multiplication and division facts, multiples, and factors. The game is an extension of the Multiplication Mission resource below. Multiplication Mission – arrays, properties, multiples, factors, division The game is played in two ways and it …

Addition and Subtraction Games – print and digital

Below you will find a collection of free games. Most of the games have a print and google slides version and some of them have a web version as well. The links will take you to a post where you will find the instructions, the print files to download, and …

Multiplication Mission – arrays, properties, multiples, factors, division

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