I think we can all agree that having a morning routine in our classroom is a perfect way to begin the day in elementary. My morning routine always begins with our calendar bulletin board for calendar math! I have to tell you, I never expected calendar time to be one of my favorite times ofContinue reading “Surprising Ways Calendar Math Routine is Important”

# Category Archives: Math

## How to Teach Adding and Subtracting with Decimals

This week I am introducing how to subtract and add decimals! We’ve spent quite a bit of time on decimal place value. Teaching elementary students to add and subtract decimals can be a challenge, but it’s an important skill for them to learn. In this blog post, I am sharing a few tips that mightContinue reading “How to Teach Adding and Subtracting with Decimals”

## How to Teach the Values of Decimal Places

Do your students understand decimal place value? Decimals are a new concept for most of our elementary math students. This can be a tricky concept for kids to grasp, but it’s an important one for them to understand as they continue to work with larger numbers in math. Understanding place value helps our students thinkContinue reading “How to Teach the Values of Decimal Places”

## How to Help Your Students Solve Two Step Story Problems In Elementary Math

Word problems can be so tricky to master, but they are so important. In fact, they are honestly they are probably the most real world math problems your students will encounter in school. Now add in multiple steps and you’ve just created a kids worst nightmare! Many students just look for the numbers in theContinue reading “How to Help Your Students Solve Two Step Story Problems In Elementary Math”

## 6 Essential Tips for How to Setup Math Rotations

How to Setup Math Rotations for Success What does your school call them? Math workshop, math stations, math centers, math rotations? And how do centers work in math anyway? Whatever you call them math centers can be powerful teaching tools in your classroom. I can hear the dreaded sighs now! As elementary teachers, we knowContinue reading “6 Essential Tips for How to Setup Math Rotations”

## 17 Ways To Use Math Task Cards in The Classroom

How do you use task cards in the classroom for differentiated instruction? 17 Ideas for using math task cards in your math classroom!

## How to Teach Bar Graphs in 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

Teaching Bar Graphs in 3rd 4th & 5th Grade – Graphing In Math Lesson Plan Ideas Teaching graphing in math can be fun because the lessons are so interactive and engaging! Students love to share about themselves and listen to their classmates and collect data to create colorful bar graphs. I love watching their mindsContinue reading “How to Teach Bar Graphs in 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade”

## Teaching Line Plots in Math for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade￼

If you are teaching graphing in math, I am sure you’re familiar with the struggle to find engaging and fun ways to help students read and create the dreaded line plot graph! It’s no secret that analyzing and interpreting data can be tricky for kids in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. Line plots seem toContinue reading “Teaching Line Plots in Math for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade￼”