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Math About Me

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Math About Me

I want to tell you about a really easy and fun get to know you activity. This can also be used for a fun math activity throughout the year. What's even better is that your students will love to create these and they make FABULOUS hallway displays.  First, you print off the math page that is most appropriate for your classroom. Have your students fill out the different sections by creating math sentence, models, or pictures to represent information about themselves. This is a great review of place value concepts, fact families, and more.  Then the students can color or...

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Flashcards for Fact Fluency

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Flashcards for Fact Fluency

I wanted to give a little bit more information to those of you who have asked about my flashcards. I created three different formats of the flashcards I use as part of my fact fluency program, so you can pick which format works best for you. These can be used in a variety of was to meet your classroom needs. I used mine as daily practice to teach fact families. There are no operation signs (+, -, x, ÷) on purpose. The goal of these flashcards is to help your students understand how the fact families are related. (You can grab my...

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Math Fact Mastery for Every Student

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Math Fact Mastery for Every Student

Something that I always struggled with was how to teach my students their math facts. In 3rd grade, I was responsible for their multiplication and division facts, but many came to me not knowing their addition or subtraction facts. It put me in a hard place. How do I teach my students ALL the facts for the four operations in one year? I tried many different approaches: worksheets of 100 problems printed off the internet, flashcards, timed tests, and a program called Rocket Math. Rocket Math was an interesting approach. It was very scheduled and regimented. The students would get...

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