Adding and subtracting fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions, especially heterogeneous ones (with unlike denominators), is often a challenging concept for students since there is a lot of prerequisite knowledge involved like fluency with multiplication and division facts, LCM, equivalent fractions, and more. Before students start with adding and subtracting fractions they need to have …

Teaching time, clock- All ideas, games and activity cards

We have grouped all the time/clock activities in this post for your convenience. Find free print to play games and two jumbo collections of activity cards one for teaching time (reading the clock) and one for AM/PM concepts, 24 hour clock and my favorite elapsed time! Games Clock Games 1.- …

AM/PM, 24-hour clock, Elapsed Time – ideas, games, and activities

Learning time is often confusing for students as the concept of time is still abstract for many of them as it doesn’t connect to the other concepts of measurement. The students cannot see, touch, or weigh time. It is hard to visualize and compare time. Time does not use the …

Practicing Division facts with Number Bars.

While creating some division activities for my students, specifically activities to practice division facts, this idea came to my 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 …

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 …

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 and division games, print and digital

As per your request here are all the multiplication and division games together for easier access. Each link will take you to the post for each game where you can find the instructions and the free print and digital version. For some games the post might include the addition/subtraction version …

Math Puzzles

By transforming any math activity into a “puzzle” you can instantly engage students and make a lesson so much more exciting. I often use puzzles to initiate number talks and to challenge my students. I love the Aha! moments they have once they solve a problen/puzzle. Why do students enjoy …

Diving into Division -Teaching division conceptually

A strong conceptual understanding of division will help build students’ confidence and a strong foundation to base multi-digit division and division of decimals and fractions. The first step is to make sure that students understand what is division. Ask your students to explain what is division and find out what is …