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Category: Differentiation

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Teaching Money Skills – Part 2

  ((If you’d like to read Teaching Money Skills Part 1, click here!))  Part 1 takes us from the very beginning stages of teaching students to work with coins up through basic identification.   If you’re reading these Teaching Money Skills Blog Posts in order, you’ll remember that we’ve gotten

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Quick & Simple Number Line Activities for Busy Teachers

Number Sense Number lines can work wonders for helping students understand patterns and how numbers are arranged. Quick and simple number line activities can also help busy teachers prepare quality lessons in a jiffy! Number Line Activities Comparing numbers Comparing numbers and using the Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal

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Easy Hack for Teaching Map Directions

If you’re in Ohio and you’re driving to Texas, what direction are you traveling? Build map skills with easy to make overlays from transparency film! Sounds easy enough, right? Right? Hello? Map skills and map directions never really go away; the skills just keep building year after year. Students need

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FREE Worksheet – Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Strategy

Free word problem comprehension strategy teaches students to apply reading comprehension strategies using CUBES or CUBED method – FREE!   This easy-to-use CUBES word problem strategy provides your students with the tools to solve addition and subtraction word problems. This strategy works because students are given a solid, concrete method

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Boost Student Engagement

Use these strategies for student engagement to grab and keep students’ attention today. These simple but powerful strategies will spark enthusiasm in you and every student in your classroom to make this your best year ever! You’re writing on board during class and you hear a loud sigh. You quickly

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Beginning Multiplication!

The leap from adding and subtracting to beginning multiplication is always HUGE for students! Many of my students admitted to feeling excited and motivated to learn, while several other students admitted to feeling scared and worried. Of course I had to follow up with, “What are you worried about?” The

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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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