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 …

Representing numbers using Base 10 Blocks (up to 6 digits) Printable task-cards and interactive slides.

We all know how important it is for students to practice representing numbers using Base 10 blocks. Base Ten Blocks provide hands-on ways to learn place value. They help students physically represent numbers so they can develop a deeper understanding of place value and regrouping and trading. Students should be …

Polygon Race (+Virtual Play)

If you are already familiar with the game and want to skip to the virtual version follow the link and make a copy to play the game virtually. If not, then read on and download the files to print. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lbf0gwelU4z7zJI3mtZQrKzGupHDHSq-IYXkGNpRUoI/copy Grades 2 and up Polygon Race, like Polygon Party is …

Fractions Task-Cards (+google slides)

Gaining a conceptual understanding of fractions early on with visual models is critical. To avoid students memorizing rules like “ magic tricks” to come up with the answers and then forgetting or misremembering them it is important to help them understand where these rules come from. Teachers provide visual models …

Decimal Fractions – Decimals Card Games

Grades 3 and up Decimal Fractions to Decimals Decimals are a challenging concept and many students find it confusing. The key is to provide a lot of visuals and make sure students understand fractions. Decimals include a decimal point to represent a whole number plus a fraction of a whole number (tenths, hundredths, …

Starting with multiplication- Arrays and Area models activities (+google slides)

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 a strong …

Factorial!

In how many different orders can the 3 Binions sit in their spaceship? If the blue Binion sits in the first seat then there are two ways for the three Binions to sit. If the purple Binion sits on the first seat there are two ways for the three Binions …