Student Success

How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings by In Seon Chae

 on April 23, 2015

How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings by In Seon Chae is an adorable book to introduce students to multiplication and skip counting!

Momma Duck has 12 little ducklings and throughout the day, she has a lot of counting to do to keep up with her little ducks! Momma Duck tries to minimize her counting by grouping her little ducks.

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown

 on April 17, 2015

Odd Boy Out by Don Brown is a fantastic look at the young life of Albert Einstein. Perfect for grades 3-5, this book is a wonderful depiction of Albert Einstein's sometimes difficult childhood. 

Class Activity 2x4=8

 on April 13, 2015

Our method uses imaginative, sometimes goofy, pictures and stories to help a student remember the answers to the multiplication facts.

Each Multiplication Equation has a story and pictures to help your students memorize their times tables. 

Here is the story and picture to memorize for 2x4=8. 

A Class Activity For Teaching 4x6

 on March 17, 2015

Teaching the multiplication facts with our pictures and story association is so much fun.  

For the fact 4 (floor) x 6 (chicks) try this activity.

For this activity you will need:

-Candy or a fun treat. Using Peeps to represent 6 (chicks) is always fun!

- A mix of markers, crayons and colored pencils. 

- White paper or small paper bags, enough for each student.

Flower Fact Families

 on March 12, 2015

A fact family is the relationship between 3 numbers that can be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided. 

For example: take the three numbers

3, 4, 12

Lorax Shapes

 on March 10, 2015

I love this adorable Lorax Shape project I saw in the hallway at my daughter's school this week! 

Teach the Multiplication Fact 3x6 With Class Activity

 on February 27, 2015

Looking for a cute Easter art project? 

Or how about a fun way to teach multiplication facts?

I found this chick potato print project the other day and these adorable chicks got me thinking they would work perfect for 1) just a cute art project or 2) an activity to teach a multiplication fact.

Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills

 on February 23, 2015

Annika Riz, Math Wiz by Claudia Mills is a great book in the "Franklin School Friends Series" to show your 7 to 10-year-olds how important math is in everyday life. 

Multiplication Story and Class Activity for 2x6=12

 on February 23, 2015


I love this multiplication story! Who wouldn't love a baby chick dressed as an elf?!  Try this fun drawing and painting project to illustrate the math fact 2X6!  Scroll down to see examples and to find the project instructions!


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