Category: math workshop

teaching equivalent fractions

4 Fun Activities for Teaching Equivalent Fractions

Teaching equivalent fractions? Yes, I know teaching this is as “fun” as getting a flu shot. That’s why today I am sharing with you 5 tips to make teaching equivalent fractions easier and maybe even enjoyable!  1) Incorporate Music Into Your Lessons NumberRock has a TON of super catchy math

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3 awesome back to school math activities

3 Free Back to School Math Activities

Are you on the hunt for some fun and engaging back to school math activities? Here are 3 fun math activities that your upper elementary students will love! 1) Math About Me This math worksheet is one of my favourite back to school math activities. Students will review their multiplication

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teaching geometric transformations blog post

4 Fun Activities for Teaching Geometric Transformations

1) Get Kids Moving! Students learn best by doing! Play a few quick games of Simon Says. BUT… ask students to complete geometric transformations with their bodies! Some examples to get you started include: Simon says translate your body two steps to the left. Simon says rotate your body 90

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5 math picture books for the upper elementary classroom

The 5 Best Math Picture Books

Are you looking to incorporate more literature into your math block? These are 5 of the best math picture books to inspire young mathematicians! The Math Curse Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only

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How to use a Digital Escape Room

It is no secret that I absolutely LOVE Digital Escape Rooms! I have a TON in my TPT store which you can check out by clicking here. This blog post is designed to help you use my Digital Escape rooms and to answer any questions that you may have about

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Launching Math Workshop

Launching Math Workshop properly is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that you will have a successful math block all year long! During my math workshop time, I expect students to be able to work quietly and stay on task for 20 minute periods

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How do I organize my math block?

Over the past few years, I have played around with different ways to organize my math block. This past year, I found a method that really works for me and more importantly, for my students! Timing: My math block is one hour long. However, by the time the kids get

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