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 ...

# 4th Grade

## 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 ...

## 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 ...

## Rethinking the way we teach Subtraction

Subtraction has always been a topic of interest to me. As a teacher I remember teaching the traditional algorithm like the one in the image below. I talked to my children about borrowing a ten from the 5 to add to the 1. It was an interesting thing because though I used the traditional ...