Student Success

Spring Inspired Addition and Subtraction

 on March 27, 2014

This is a cute way to practice addition and subtraction with your students or kids at home!

Using sticky notes or number cards, write out a math problem. Using half of a plastic Easter egg, hide the correct number of jelly beans under the number they are solving.

Have the students count out the jelly beans for each number that is shown. 

Then have them try to figure out how many jelly beans are hidden under the egg.

Easter Manipulatives Math

 on March 27, 2014

Kids love to use manipulative in math! Manipulatives are better than just a boring old worksheet, any day of the week!

Using spring and holiday inspired tiny erasers to practice addition and subtraction can be a great addition to your math centers! They are inexpensive and fun for your students to work with.

Easter Egg Multiplication

 on March 25, 2014

Easter Egg Multiplication is a fun and low prep way to have your students practice their multiplication facts.

All you will need is a 10-12 plastic Easter eggs, an egg tray, printed out numbers and a pencil and paper.

You can find plastic deviled egg trays at the dollar store or Walmart every spring. They are great for math centers all throughout the year!

50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Math

 on March 25, 2014

Has your child ever griped at you "Why do I have to do this math assignment? I am never going to use it anyway!!!!!"

Then I have the perfect book for you!

50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Math by Anne Rooney is a wonderful tool for parents and teachers of students grades 2-7.

This book helps kids recognize that everyone needs and uses math. 

I Wish I Knew That: Math

 on March 25, 2014

I Wish I Knew That: Math by Dr. Michael Goldsmith is an excellent book to help 3rd Graders through adults understand basic math concepts.

Dr. Goldsmith uses simple language and excellent examples to explain math concepts such as:

-Addition

-Subtraction 

-Multiplication

-Division

-Money 

Great Estimations

 on March 20, 2014

If you are looking for a great book to use while teaching kids about estimation, Bruce Goldstone's Great Estimations is it!

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.

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.

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