Student Success

Math Problems

 on June 4, 2014

I love math problems like this! They really get your mind thinking!

Were you able to solve this one?

Here is how we solved it:

if 4=12 because 4x3=12 then each problem would be multiplied by consecutive numbers starting with 3.

  5=20 5x4=20

  6=30 6x5=30

  7=42 7x6=42

  8=56 8x7=56

then 12=132

Right On! Math Dice Game

 on May 29, 2014

Right On! is a game that teachers can play with students that will help them practice counting, number relationships, and number composing.

This game is best played at a math center with a smaller group of 4-5 students.

Each student will need to have one Blank Ten Frame, colored counters or manipulatives and one dice.

Give Me Half Book and Fruit Fraction Activity

 on May 29, 2014

Give Me Half by Stuart J. Murphy is a book in the Math Start series that teaches students about Fractions.

Give Me Half follows two siblings trying to share a pizza equally. 

With easy to understand pictures and text, your students will understand halves quickly!

The Lemonade War

 on May 29, 2014

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is the 1st chapter book in The Lemonade War series for students grades 4th-7th.

Evan is a 4th grader in his last week of summer. Evan is mortified when he finds out his extremely intelligent younger sister Jessie is being moved up to 4th grade and will be in the same class! 

Normally Evan and Jessie have a great relationship, but this new piece of information has Evan angrier than ever at his kid sister. 

5th Grade Graphing Group Activity

 on May 29, 2014

There are so many fun ways that you can help students learn about graphing! 

I loved this 5th Grade graphing activity.

Students were put into groups of 4. Each group had to:

1. Ask a question that could be answered in graph form. 

2. Collect the data.

3. Display the data in a colorful graph form.

The 5th graders were very creative and came up with some great Questions!

The Doorbell Rang Division Lesson Plan and Printables

 on May 29, 2014

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchen's is a fantastic book to introduce to students. The book is about a group of kids working together to make sure all the kids present get an equal amount of Ma's cookies! As more and more children arrive, the number of cookies each child recieves changes. 

The illustrations are very cute, this is a great lesson on sharing and there are so many ways this book can be used in a math lesson!

Ten Little Fish Counting Book and Math Activity

 on May 29, 2014

Ten Little Fish by Audrey and Bruce Wood is a great little counting book about adorable little fish exploring the ocean.

Along the way, the adorable fish count from 0 to 10 and back again.

Using this book with your Kindergartners and 1st Graders is a lot of fun and there are lots of math activities you can combine it with!

Symmetry: Scavenger Hunt and Art Project

 on May 26, 2014

One of the best ways for kids to learn is through exploration. And a Math Scavenger Hunt is a very fun, easy activity to pull-off!  I found that it was the perfect activity to introduce my kids to the terms: symmetry and assymetry.

First of all, I explained the definitions of symmetry:

and asymmetry:

10 Ways to Avoid The Summer Slide

 on May 21, 2014

What is the Summer Slide?

Honestly, I wish I were talking about a 3,000 foot waterslide that starts at the top of Angel Falls, but unfortunately I am talking about a phenomenon that affects virtually all students enrolled in a traditional calendar school.  

The Summer Slide: learning loss which occurs from educational inactivity.    

Father's Day Gift Ideas and Crafts

 on May 21, 2014

June is just around the corner and that means it is almost time to celebrate Father's Day! 

Father's Day became a National Holiday in 1972, but had been celebrated for more than 60 years. 

You can read the history of Father's Day here


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