Which Numbers Should I Use When I Teach Mental Math?

Mental Math strategies are essential in today’s classrooms. We know that we need to teach our students the reasoning behind the basic operations. WHY does 110+10=120? We know that students need to understand number in order to have a really good mathematical understanding as they grow. But teaching mental math is hard! Today I want to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Kinesthetic Learners

After just a few hours with your class, you can usually tell which students are the kinesthetic learners. These are usually the students who are fidgeting, tapping their pencils, and having trouble staying on task while doing pencil and paper activities or reading silently. So often, these students get a bad reputation for being “difficult.” […]

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It’s a Bright Ideas Round-Up!

It’s time for another Bright Ideas link-up! But this one is a bit different. Over the past ten months, my friends and I have shared hundreds of posts with you, each including a “bright idea” that you can take back to your classroom. This month, we are doing a round-up of those posts. You’ll be […]

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Multiplication Video Series

Do you struggle with teaching multiplication? Are your students having difficulty mastering the multiplication facts to 12×12? If so, you’re not alone. Multiplication is a really tricky concept to teach. Fortunately, there are some easy “tweaks” that you can make to your teaching in order to provide greater motivation and in turn result in greater […]

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Back-to-School Sale!

Hi friends! The TpT Back-to-School Sale is here! This year’s Back-to-School event will be Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5. My entire TpT store will be marked at 20% off. PLUS, use the coupon code BTS14 at the check-out for an ADDITIONAL 10% off of your entire purchase! I’ve posted a couple of new […]

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