Have you ever given your students a money word problem where someone buys an item from a store, but your students come up with an answer where the person that bought the item ends up with more money than he or she came in with? Word problem solving is one of those things that many of our children ...

# Let's Get to the Math

## Place Value Review Battleship Style

Place value understanding and number sense are important concepts that should be revisited with students throughout the school year. Recently, I used the game Place Value Partners by Laura Candler to work with a small group of students. Students paired up to play this game. One ...

## Math Literature Connection – One Big Pair of Underwear

Recently, I had an opportunity to connect with a new children's author by the name of Laura Gehl. She wrote a wonderful book entitled, One Big Pair of Underwear. The book infuses counting concepts for primary grades in a way that is fun and humorous. I eagerly took on the task ...

## Properties of Operations: Multiplication

Properties of Operations are those three pesky words that reoccur throughout the common core standards. Some of you may be wondering exactly what they mean. Properties of Operations are the foundation of arithmetic; we use them when performing computations and recalling basic facts. ...

## Fly on a Math Teachers Wall: Place Value

Welcome to the Fly on the Math Teacher's Wall Blog hop. Today 15 talented math educators are hopping along to discuss place value. Place Value is such an important topic but many of our students have a difficult time applying many of the principles. Today my focus will be on utilizing ...

## Hundreds Chart Fun Pack

Check out this 90+ page packet that contains 3 core activities to support number sense of numbers 1 through 1,000. Hundreds Chart Frenzy is an activity in which students fill in missing numbers on hundreds charts all the way to 1,000. Number Sense Puzzles build strong number ...

## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities Part 2

This is part 2 of a two part post on Hundred Chart Activities. If you have read part 1 of the post, welcome back. If this is your first post with me I would like to welcome you. The hundreds chart is a tool for students to explore and think about the number system. Students can use it in a ...

## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities

Looking for fun hundreds chart activities? In this blog post I'll discuss different ways to engage your students in activities using hundreds charts. These charts are great tools for students to explore and think about the number system. You can use them to teach a variety of math concepts ...

## Got Tasks? Part 3 of 3

This is part 3 of the three part Got Tasks Series. How do you know when something is a good math task? Posing well developed math tasks to your students involves: ensuring that the task is directed to the essential math content and is aligned to the standards the task revolves around ...

## Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop organized by Brandi of The Research Based Classroom. Take this journey with me and 11 other excellent educators as we discuss books that have changed our teaching. Each blogger will be giving away a copy of the book ...

## Math Vocabulary Link Up

Today I have the pleasure of linking up with Sarah and Courtney of Adventures in Guided Math for the Wednesday Linky. This week we are sharing ideas on how math vocabulary is taught or reinforced in our schools. Research states that teaching essential vocabulary terms is critical to ...

## Just the Math Facts: Addition Facts Web Games

Here are two FREE online math games that come by way of the Oswego City School District. These games provide a great way for students to practice basic addition facts while having fun at the same time. My favorite is called Sum Sense - Addition. In this game students work on creating a ...

## Cool Summertime Math Websites

Summertime is quickly approaching. We know that over the 2 - 3 month timeframe, considerable summer loss can occur. To help support your students be sure to share the Cool Math Resources sheet. This sheet includes 6 helpful math websites that students can use over the summer to ...

## Pi Day Resources

It's Time for Some Pi Recently a colleague asked about various activities that can be used to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th (3/14/14). I began searching for ideas and ran across several wonderful resources. Below you will find ideas to help you celebrate Pi ...

## Got Tasks? Part 2

Hopefully you had a chance to read my 1st post on Got Tasks. I featured two resources that would be helpful in gathering great tasks to use in your classroom. This is part 2 of a 3 part post. How do you know when something is a good math task? Posing well developed math tasks to ...