Ways to Practice Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Aug 16, 2022

When it comes to teaching fraction operations, it can be difficult to find the best ways to practice adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. To be able to do this, they need to have multiple skills down because they will have to create common denominators, which isn’t as...

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Interpreting Remainders math Aug 09, 2022

I don’t know about your students, but every year, it seems that interpreting remainders when solving a division problem is a struggle for my students. It is really a struggle for those students that have a hard time understanding word problems or that have no conceptual understanding of...

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How to Teach Long Division Using Partial Quotients math Aug 02, 2022

I have been getting so many questions from teachers about how to teach long division using partial quotients. Growing up this wasn’t a strategy many of us were taught, but it is so helpful for a majority of students. However, there are a couple of other strategies that I like to teach my...

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How to Teach Basic Division math Jul 26, 2022

During the late fall, most third grade classes are working on learning basic division facts. But sometimes teachers wonder how to teach basic division facts and how to make students learn them with fluency. Division facts are the backbone of so many skills even beyond third grade, but students...

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How to Teach Multi-Digit Multiplication math Jul 19, 2022

When it comes to how to teach multi-digit multiplication, I have had teachers come to me with a lot of questions. They wonder what is the best way to help students understand when they just learned basic multiplication skills. Today I’ve listed out the 3 best ways I have found to teach...

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How to Teach Basic Multiplication Facts math Jul 12, 2022

During the late fall, most third grade classes are working on learning basic multiplication facts. But sometimes teachers wonder how to teach basic multiplication facts and how to make students learn them with fluency. Multiplication facts are the backbone of so many skills even beyond third...

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How to Teach Rounding math Jul 05, 2022

Rounding numbers always seems to be a challenge for many of my students each year. When I approach how to teach rounding every year we create anchor charts, practice, and play games until they finally start to get it. I know from years of struggling with it that figuring out how to teach rounding...

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How to Use Task Cards in the Classroom back to school centers grammar math task cards time savers Jun 28, 2022

Task cards are a great way to quickly increase engagement in the classroom. There are a variety of ways that task cards can be used in the classroom and I can’t wait to share them with you. In this post, we are going to discuss how to use task cards, how to manage them, finding time to...

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Importance of Classroom Routines and Procedures for Back to School back to school Jun 14, 2022

Getting classroom routines and procedures for back to school figured out is essential to start the school year off on the right foot. If we don’t get these routines and procedures figured out we are more likely to have a tough time with classroom management and this will lead to a rough...

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Best Back to School Books for Upper Elementary back to school reading Jun 07, 2022

In today’s post, I want to share with you the best back to school books for upper elementary students that I typically read aloud to students throughout the first week of class. Classroom read alouds are most often associated with younger students, but reading aloud to older students is...

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Morning Work for Upper Elementary Students back to school math time savers May 31, 2022

The importance of quality morning work is often overlooked in the upper elementary classroom. Your morning routine is the perfect time to set the stage for the day and sneak in some valuable learning time. If done right, your morning routine can be one of the most significant parts of your...

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Back to School Night Ideas back to school May 24, 2022

You’re probably starting to think about back to school night. This event can be very different depending on how your school structures it for parents. In some schools, Back to School Night is more of a hop from one classroom to another at your own pace whereas others are blocks of time for...

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