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Bouncy Ball for Distracted Students!

I’ve just got to tell you about something that – well, maybe everyone is already on board with – but I just got to the BOUNCY BALL PARTY! I thought I was being very brave and cutting edge getting an exercise ball for my classroom. I was surprised to learn

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2-digit multiplication worksheets and organizers

2-Digit Multiplication Made Easier!

Performing 2-digit multiplication is tough stuff that requires a lot of practice and repetition (and repetition and repetition). My state is a Common Core state, so this year I have taught the range of methods, including the box method, partial products method, lattice method, and the traditional algorithm. Some students

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Equal Shares as a Foundation to Fractions

My last several weeks has been quite eye opening.  Imagine – my students don’t understand FRACTIONS! They haven’t been able to make sense of the idea that a fraction is typically smaller than 1 whole, despite having large numbers in the numerator and/or denominator. I was also quite surprised to

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

Writing stems help students answer constructed response questions as they cite evidence from the text. Learn how to use writing stems in class.  Something that’s often repeated during reading class is “Cite your evidence,” and “You need to PROVE your answer.” State test questions often ask students to “use information

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Click the image for Free Teaching Organization Pages Kit!
Multi-digit Multiplication & Division on Graph Paper Bundle of worksheets for students
CUBES poster set for solving math story problems