## Introducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers

Integers and their operations are an important concept in mathematics, typically introduced in the middle or early high school grades. While integers are often used in everyday life, this concept can be challenging for students. The introduction of negative numbers, numbers that are less than zero, is new to students …

## Mental Math Strategies – Addition and Subtraction

Using Mental Math strategies means solving a math problem mentally using a conceptual understanding of the numbers. We teach mental math strategies like making 10, splitting, and regrouping in grades 1 and 2, however, I think it is important to teach strategies to older students as well. I noticed that …

## Fractions/Mixed numbers Operations Games

“Fractions Operations! What a fun concept to teach.” said no teacher ever. Just kidding! I love teaching fractions operations. Once the students understand fractions conceptually and are fluent in the skills below fractions operations truly are a breeze. First things first, before starting with fractions operations the students should have …

## Earth Day Math games – Plant a tree Addition/subtraction

Earth Day is around the corner and it is time for some earth day math games. Since it is Earth Day every day these games can be used very often. In a previous post, I shared Recycle Spin, a game to practice the multiplication and division facts. Today I would …

## 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 …

## Addition and subtraction with 100 grids and 100 chart

Grades 1-3 Using 100 grids to solve addition and subtraction problems is a great way for students to understand place value and regrouping. Placing/coloring tens and ones on a 100 (or more) grid helps them represent the first number and then add or subtract the second. They can see how …

## Winter Holidays print and digital Activity cards grades 1,2,3

Winter Holidays are coming near. Here are some winter holiday-themed activities for grades 1,2, 3. The activities are in google slides and they include practice and review activities as well as puzzles, riddles, word problems, and more. How to use the activity cards The activity cards can be used for …

## Introducing Fractions- misconceptions, print, and digital activity cards.

Both educators and parents agree that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. What makes fractions so challenging for students? The introduction of the concept of fractions comes with a new vocabulary, new rules, new symbols, and a new concept of values between zero …