by Melinda | Sep 5, 2022 | Lesson Ideas, Math

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to teach and help kids develop math skills. Why do we need math games? Math games can include math board games, math card games, math dice games, and more. Math games aren’t just filler. They are tied to specific math...
by Melinda | Jul 11, 2022 | Lesson Ideas, Math

“Can we use a calculator?” Kids need to be able to do simple arithmetic. They should be able to work through a problem on paper, and also we have tools that make things quicker. Kids can use calculators to check their own work, to solve problems with large numbers...
by Melinda | Jun 27, 2022 | Lesson Ideas, Math

Have you ever watched younger students who are learning about numbers and skip counting? Have you noticed how they have to touch each object in a group in order to count and tell how many there are. And then they start to learn to skip count. You’ll hear them...
by Melinda | Jan 10, 2022 | Math

How many times a day do you glance at the clock, or your watch, or your phone to check the time? You’re able to tell what time it is, how much longer you have left until lunch, and how much time has elapsed since you started students on independent reading. Your...
by Melinda | Sep 7, 2021 | Math

Number sense is essential for math, but not everyone knows what it is. Number sense is the ability to use numbers and math processes flexibly and in a variety of ways. Mental math or mental computation is one piece of number sense as is estimating, being aware of...
by Melinda | May 31, 2021 | Math

Teaching multiplication goes beyond having children memorize multiplication tables. That said, knowing times tables builds math fluency and helps students with more complex calculations, estimation, and more. Teaching multiplication strategies to try From introducing...