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With this cutandpaste activity, my 6th graders had to match the multiplication sentence with its respective product. However, the multiplication sentences were written as fractions and the products as decimals. Aside from noticing patterns, students noticed a relationship between the … Continue reading
On Target! is perfect for practice for any concept, with estimation and strategy thrown in for good measure. In this variation, played with a class of 4th graders, the target was 2500. Players select 4 cards from the deck (1o’s … Continue reading
One of my goals this year as a math coach is to introduce the 4th grade teachers and students to a variety of multiplication and division strategies. Though they were a bit nervous and apprehensive at first, I am so … Continue reading
Brightly colored card stock, binder rings, the laminating machine and the paper cutter are my favorite teaching tools. Practice and review are so much more fun when the questions to be solved are printed on neatly trimmed task cards with … Continue reading
Station work was in full force these past two days. And it was probably the first time this year where I felt that everything was running smoothly. The students participating in the minilesson were focused and engaged, as were the … Continue reading
Products in a Row is a game I picked up from John Hinton’s session at NCTM Baltimore, and introduced to 4th grade as a fun way to review and practice multiplication facts. To play, roll two dice and find the … Continue reading
The simple act of rolling dice and creating a problem is more engaging than practice examples in a textbook. On Target! is designed to practice addition and subtraction (though it could certainly be modified for any operation or concept), with … Continue reading