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11 Ways to Master Multiplication!  Mastering Multiplication facts is such an important skill in elementary. If students can master the basics, all other math concepts are so much easier to learn. Check out these engaging, effective and fun ways to build strong foundational skills for future learning.

Mastering multiplication facts is such an important skill for grade students. As a former grade teacher, I fully understand how crippling it can b

Beat the Teacher - A Place Value Game. All you need is one deck of cards and paper for the students. Can modify for any grade.

Beat the Teacher – A Place Value Game

Beat the Teacher - A Place Value Game. All you need is one deck of cards and paper for the students. Can modify for any grade. Decimal Place Value

Place value die... a cube for tens and ones. Can easily be extended for larger numbers... hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands etc

Place value die. a cube for tens and ones. Can easily be extended for larger numbers. hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands etc. Students can also build numbers with bean sticks or unifix cubes if they're not ready for base 10 blocks

First Grade Fever!: French Fry Math Center FREEBIE & a Super-Big Thank You!

First Grade Fever!: French Fry Math Center FREEBIE & a Super-Big Thank You! As weeks go by keep adding french fries to the different numbers. It reinforces how many ways you can get to the same number

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: The Math Journal Component

The Math Journal Component ~ WOW! This post is packed with fabulous ideas. :) Love the idea to use journals as a "math tub" activity with a spiraled skill. Look into the ones the teacher made on TPT.

Place value anchor chart (image only), show students several ways that one number can be represented

Place Value anchor chart - image only. I would use this "frayer model" for a variety of Math ideas. How many ways can you model an addition/subtraction problem using your strategies, etc.

Math Tubs in Kindergarten: MORE Printing numbers

*Could also do this for bigger numbers too! Matching ten frames to numbers - this is a great exercise since this is a main focus now in common core standards for math in preK & K.

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