1. 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 …

2. Math talks are short activities (around 10-15 minutes) designed to provide opportunities for the students to make connections in mathematics and explain their thinking to their peers. There are questions/problems/pictures that encourage students to think of different strategies and realize that there is no one way to solve a problem. …

3. At mathcurious we love math puzzles and brain teasers. Anything that tickles the brain and improves mathematical thinking. Puzzles provoke creativity and show the students how different math concepts and combinations of them can be used to solve problems in unexpected ways. Are your students smarter than a chicken? Have them …

4. Students need a variety of activities to learn and experience numbers. Learning to count, identifying numbers, and understanding quantity are just the beginning. They need to be able to compare, and order numbers, skip count, find patterns, represent numbers, and more. Here are some ideas of games/activities that you can …

5. Multi-digit addition and subtraction practice is often tiring and boring for the students, however, the practice is necessary. Many of you have been asking for 2,3,4-digit addition games. The truth is that I haven’t shared any because concepts like multi-digit addition that need the students to take time and do …

6. 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.- …

7. Today I am sharing some more clock games to add to your collection. These ones were a great hit with my 3/4s. The first two games are four-in-a-row games and can be played as single or multiplayer. I had shared a few four-in-a-row games before which were focused on minutes. …

8. Playing games is a great way to practice time and reading the clock. Today I am sharing a collecton of cards to use for memory games as well as card games. The games help students practice Reading the clock, o’clock, half past, a quarter past and to, twenty-five, twenty, ten …

9. This week is all about teaching time, and learning to read the clock. Today I am sharing a few clock games and some activity ideas. The games and activities come in print and google slides versions. The games include the concepts. o’clock half past quarter past and to 25 past and …

10. 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 …