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Estimation Jars and Free Printable Worksheet

 on March 10, 2014

There are so many fun ways to practice estimation with your students. I love using estimation jars throughout the year. 

Every party in my kids' classrooms include an estimation jar filled with candy or bubble gum.

Depending on the ages of the students, you can decrease or increase the number of candies in the jar. 

A great activity to practice estimation with older students is to use three jars full of jelly beans, each having a different amount.

Easter Peeps!

 on April 5, 2014

This is the cutest spring art project EVER and it makes the cutest bulletin board! This teacher always has the cutest bulletin boards! She labeled it Mrs. Carter's Little Peeps. How creative and fun is that?!?!?!

Critical Thinking Learning for Preschoolers

 on April 1, 2014

If you read my blog about number sense, you know how easy and simple these games are.  You can play them anywhere, and the gains your child will make in their brain development is priceless. 

Simple Number Sense Activity

 on April 1, 2014

The last time I found myself standing next to a preschool-aged child, I reached my hand deep into my pocket, and grabbed several pennies. 

I showed Connor the pennies and asked him to count them.  He got to touch them and even pick them up.  I then asked him, again, how many pennies he saw in my palm.

He told me:  7 pennies

It was then that I asked him to close his eyes while I secretly removed a penny.

Whip-It Up Wednesday: 4th and 5th Grade Bake Sale

 on March 20, 2014

Two special teachers joined forces and had their students put on a school-wide bake sale.

The students decided they wanted to sell their baked goods during lunch and after school. They came up with a schedule that would be fair for each student. Each student wanted to have a turn working at the bake sale.  

The bake sale funds earned will be donated to the "Hope of Hope School and Orphanage" in India. 

I'm Thankful "Four" Leaf Clover Writting Assignment:I love math!

 on March 20, 2014

A dear friend of mine Katie, has a darling 8-year-old son named Grady.

Grady loves school, but in particular, he LOVES math.

We hear stories about Grady begging his dad to give him algebra problems just for fun! 

Well, the other day in school his class was given a St Patrick's Day writing assignment: I'm Thankful Four.  Based on a four leaf clover, students picked four things they are thankful for. 

Geometric Self-Portraits

 on March 13, 2014

These Geometry Art Projects are a great 3rd or 4th grade project!

Using Rulers and a Compass, have the students draw with a pencil a circle for the body. Using a ruler, have students draw a square for the body and a small rectangle for the neck.

Best Bulletin Board: Febuary Winner Is......

 on March 4, 2014

And the winner is ( insert drum roll)........ Mrs. Ball!  Congratulations on your hard work, dedication and adorable entry! You just won a $20.00 Amazon e-gift card!

Here at multiplication.com we love teachers! 

Fun Math Lesson: Can Your Shoe Size Tell Your Age?

 on March 4, 2014

I was searching for fun math tricks to show students and came across lots of fun ideas. I was a pinning mad women!

All of our math tricks can be found on our Multiplication.com Pinterest board called, Math Tips, Tricks and Fun.

I thought this particular trick would be fun to do with a class. I found it here.

This activity combines multiplication, addition and subtraction.

And I am pretty sure your students will be "wow'd" by their answer!

Whip-It Up Wednesday: Corn Beef with Cabbage and Roasted Veggies

 on February 21, 2014

It's almost time to pull out the crock pot, slice some cabbage and kiss the blarney stone!

It's St. Patty's Day.

Or if you prefer to be more formal about the day, it's Saint Patrick's Day, celebrated on the 17th of March.

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