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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.

3 Fun Ways to use Jelly Beans To Teach Math:Free Worksheet PDF's Included

 on March 10, 2014

Let's face it, students can be won over with candy!  They can be persuaded to sit still for extended lengths of time, giving you their undivided attention and absolute silence with a wee bit o' candy bribery. That's why I think you are going to love incorporating these jelly bean worksheets.

They are perfect for incorporating common core and hands-on learning.

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.

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!

Number Bingo

 on February 27, 2014

A great way to help your students practice number recognition is by playing Number Bingo!

This great set was found on Kindercraze.com

Number Bingo is so much fun, your students won't even feel like they are practicing math!

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.

100th Day of School

 on February 20, 2014

The 100th Day of School is becoming a fun thing to celebrate in schools around the country!

This is a fun way to mark this huge milestone in the year and a way for teachers and students to have some fun!

Multiplication.com wanted to share a few ideas we saw around the country!

Some teachers and students dressed up like they were 100 years old.

Fun (and Tricky) April Fool's Day Worksheet

 on February 18, 2014

 April fool's Day may be one of my favorite holidays!

I love all the silly little pranks.  No, not the ones that cause harm, just invoke a laugh or two!

My kids try to be sneaky and try to trick me with something silly.

When I was in 7th grade my history teacher gave us a "pop" quiz. The first direction on the quiz was "Read all the questions before you begin."

Best Bulletin Board Instagram Photo Contest

 on February 16, 2014

I think each of us can think back and remember that special teacher who touched our lives and sparked our interest to learn, and to pursue our dreams.

Some for their humor, some for pushing to us to our potential when it was hard and some for the way they really care for each student.  The list could go on and on!

Thank you teachers for your hard work and dedication to education!


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