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 the new concept of values between zero …

Dividing Fractions -Understanding the algorithm (Print and Digital Activities)

The division of fractions is often a challenging concept for students. Providing visual explanations and activities that include visuals helps them grasp the meaning of the division of fractions and gain a deep understanding. Keep in mind that before starting with the division of fractions students must have a concrete …

Build fluency with numbers 1-100. Missing numbers, puzzles, games (+google slides version)

Activities on the 100 chart are a great way to build fluency with numbers in grade 1 and 2. Students can find patterns and relations, understand one more, one less, count by 2,3, and so on. Start with a 20 or 50 chart and gradually move on to the full …

Digital Activities- Forming numbers, Quantities, Number Sense (google slides)

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 …

Halloween Digital Activities- Forming numbers, Quantities, Number Sense (google slides)

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 …

Halloween Activities -Multiplication Properties, arrays, facts

Arrays are a great way to introduce multiplication in grade 1, 2 and 3. Playing with arrays will help students model multiplication as repeated addition and understand the properties of multiplication. It is very important that we help students visualize and understand multiplication early on so that we build a …

Multiplication (Building Arrays with Bricks)

Grades 2,3,4 Arrays are a great way to introduce multiplication in grade 2 and 3. Playing with arrays will help students model multiplication as repeated addition and understand the properties of multiplication. It is very important that we help students visualize and understand multiplication early on so that we build …

“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 digital activities/tools to practice modeling whole numbers with base 10 blocks. …

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 Activity-cards (Google slides version included)

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 …