by Melinda | Dec 21, 2020 | Math

We often think of math and reading as separate things. We have literacy centers and math centers; we teach fractions and phonics separately. But what happens when you bring books and math together? Math read alouds are magic. Students who struggle with or think they...
by Melinda | Dec 14, 2020 | Math

Let’s take a look at math centers! I love math centers because they give students a chance to practice and apply skills and strategies they have learned — and they give me a chance to work 1-1 or with small groups. Math stations are really flexible. Students can work...
by Melinda | Nov 16, 2020 | Math

Who needs printable math games? I’m a fan of using games in the classroom for all subjects, but I see a lot of math haters. Math card games and other math games can help turn that around. It provides extra practice that doesn’t feel like a chore. Some games can even...
by Melinda | Aug 31, 2020 | Math

Are you getting kids back up to speed on math topics like basic functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division after too much time away from the classroom? Introducing or expanding on topics like place value, skip counting or mental math? Your...
by Melinda | Aug 10, 2020 | Math

Do times tables come to mind when I ask how you teach multiplication? They are one of many tools I like to use. Memorizing multiplication tables helps kids do mental math more quickly and allows them to do more complex computations. That said, starting with an...
by Melinda | Jul 6, 2020 | Math

Can your students identify place value? Place value is the order in which we put digits together. Place value helps us read whole numbers into the thousands, millions, billions, and beyond. Kids start by learning ones and tens, then hundreds and thousands, tens of...