7 Tips for Using Guided Notes for Math in the Classroom math Jan 24, 2023

Using guided notes for math in the classroom can be a powerful tool for helping students better understand and retain mathematical concepts. Here are some tips for using guided notes for math in your classroom:

How to Use Guided Math Notes

  1. Start by introducing the topic you will be covering in...
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Teaching Geometry with Angles geometry math Jan 17, 2023

Teaching angles to students can be challenging, as it requires them to understand abstract concepts and visualize two-dimensional shapes in their minds. However, there are several strategies that teachers can use to make the concept of angles more concrete and easier for students to grasp....

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4 Ways to Teach Elapsed Time to Upper Elementary Students math Jan 10, 2023

Teaching elapsed time can be a challenging concept for students, especially for those who are just learning to tell time. Elapsed time is the amount of time that has passed between two points in time, and it requires students to understand both the passage of time and the concept of subtraction.

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Teaching Addition and Subtraction of Decimals math Sep 06, 2022

Teaching addition and subtraction of decimals can be a difficult task because it’s not necessarily the same process as regular addition and subtraction. There are many similarities because students still have to regroup as needed, but that decimal point can really trip students up. Today...

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How to Teach Exponents in a Fun Way math Aug 30, 2022

When I think of tricky math concepts for my students, exponents come to the top of my mind. Introducing exponents this year has been something I had been dreading because I had a feeling that my students would fall into the rookie pattern of multiplying the base with the exponent. This is a...

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Teaching Multiplication of Fractions math Aug 23, 2022

When it comes to teaching fractions, you not only have to teach what a fraction is, but also how to use all of the operations with fractions like we do in younger grades with whole numbers. Teaching multiplication of fractions doesn’t have to be hard, so I’m going to share with you...

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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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