Here's the understatement of the year: teaching place value is kind of a big deal! From kindergarten through 5th grade, "Numbers and Operations in Base Ten" shows up in the common core math standards like clockwork. The task of "understanding place value" grows in complexity every year and ...

# Math Ideas

Are you looking for math ideas that you can use ASAP? Look no further! Search through the math ideas below.

## 25 Awesome Task Card Ideas Teachers Love

Raise your hand if you're always looking for different and fun ways for your kids to practice and review what you've taught. Well, you've come to the right place. Let's talk task cards. What are Task Cards? Task cards are alternatives to worksheets. They usually contain one task or question ...

## 5 Ways to Include Math Problem Solving Activities in Your Classroom

Are you looking for math problem solving activities that are not too easy and not too hard, but juuust right? I've got something just for you and your students. Solve and Explain Problem Solving Tasks are open-ended math tasks that provide just the right amount of challenge for your kids. ...

## How to Schedule Your Daily Math Block

Ever wonder what your daily math block should look like? A well designed math block incorporates whole group and small group instruction. It also provides time for teaching new skills, practicing for mastery and reviewing previously taught skills. However, there are two things I want you to keep ...

## Math Center Ideas for Success

There are numerous benefits to doing math centers, but let's be honest. There are times when things go off the rails. Been there! These math center ideas will help you get your math centers back on track. Problem: Off Task Students My kids are not on task. They're doing everything except the work ...

## How to Choose Meaningful Math Centers: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

"I need meaningful math centers." This is a comment I hear a lot and I want to talk more about it because I feel like it's one of those phrases that get's thrown around, but doesn't get defined. Before I share more, let's backtrack just a little bit. We're in Part 4 of The Ultimate Guide to Math ...

## Tips for Managing Math Centers

When I think about managing math centers, the phrase that immediately pops into my mind is "routines and procedures". I am sure you've heard this before, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. A major part of a good management system is being proactive. Preparing for unwanted behaviors BEFORE they even happen ...

## How to Organize Your Math Centers

Organizing math centers is one of the major keys to running smooth workstations in your classroom. Being organized: keeps your students on task (more structure, less questions, less distractions) helps maximize time (when you and your students can easily find things you don't waste time) ...

## 8 Things to Consider When Planning Your Math Centers

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers Blog Series, so far we've talked about how important it is to do centers. Now, let's talk about planning math centers. There are several things that you need to consider before you jump in head first. You maybe thinking, "Greg, I need to get started ...

## The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers

"How'd you like to learn about a way to keep your kids engaged while they're reviewing math skills?" "Better yet, what if I said you could meet the needs of all your students at the same time?" Well, you're in for a special treat. I'm writing a 5-part blog series about this very topic. One major ...

## 5 Simple Ways to Develop a Mathematical Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is a hot topic, but what is it exactly and how does it relate to math? What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that you can develop abilities through effort and hard work. In relation to education there are certain key characteristics of a growth ...

## The Power of Teaching with Math Songs

As educators, we are always on the hunt for ways to engage our kids. What about math songs? Songs are often overlooked as teaching strategy. Why? In our quest for mastery of ALL the standards, singing songs can be viewed as juvenile or not schedule worthy. Not true! First, let's not ...

## What To Do When Technology Fails During Your Math Lesson

Teachers, how many of you have had a major technology fail in your classroom? I know I have. There is so much that we can now do with technology. I remember when I started teaching, there were no interactive white boards or iPads. You were lucky if you had a couple of computers in your room for a ...

## 14 Math Read Alouds and Extension Ideas for Elementary Kids

Are you searching for an easy way to "hook" your kids into your newest math lesson? Or maybe you want to make a math concept more relatable. One of the first things that pops into my mind when I am brainstorming new ways to introduce a new math topic is: "Which book should I read?" Surprised? ...

## How to Make Your Kids Independent During Math Centers

Picture this. Your students working in independent math centers doing meaningful math work, while you do your teacher-led small group. How would that feel? Great, right? This can become your reality. Math center time is a great way to meet the needs of all your students, but one of the biggest ...