Student Success

7 Thanksgiving Math Lessons and Ideas

 on October 20, 2014

It is so fun for students when the holidays are brought into the classroom.

Here are 7 great ways to bring Thanksgiving into your math lessons this Fall. 

1. Pilgrim Hat Counting

This fun idea and free printable templates from Wikki Stix can be used for a variety of different math skills.

Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication Boxed Number War Card Game and Free PDF

 on October 19, 2014

I kid you not when I say that a whole table of reluctant math students actually BEGGED to stay after class ended in order to finish the WHOLE page of math problems.  If you want to spark some motivation in your students, just try this assignment.  You will not be disappointed.

6 Activities for Teaching Telling Time

 on September 29, 2014

Teaching students to tell time might be a little more difficult now than it ever has been. With digital clocks and cell phones, many children may not be exposed to clocks.

But learning to tell time from a watch and a clock is still a very important skill for students to learn!

Here are 6 fun ways to help students learn to tell time from around the web:

1. Paper Plate Clock

Number Caps

 on September 29, 2014

I am always on the lookout for fun and inexpensive Math Manipulatives.

My daughter's teacher this year has come up with what I think is the best idea, yet!

Bottle Caps! Ask your students to bring you bottle caps of all shapes and sizes!

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

 on September 22, 2014

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is a great book to read aloud to your class! It is an excellent way to talk with students about how our words can hurt and how important it is to be kind to one another.

Chrysanthemum is about an adorable little mouse who LOVES her name. She loves that she is named after a flower. She loves to write her name, sing her name and she thought her name was absolutely perfect!

Shell Lotto DIY Math Game

 on September 17, 2014


One of my favorite math resources are the ones found while walking (think: sticks, pinecones, rocks) or while staring into the kitchen pantry (think: macaroni, beans, straws).  Shells are the most fun for me to collect.  I love to scour the coastline for sea treasures when we visit the Oregon Coast.  I have collected quite a few over the course of the years and I love to bring them out during math practice. 

I like to call one of the fun games we play, "Shell Lotto". 

Number Lotto Math Lesson

 on September 17, 2014

I am super duper excited to share this fun new game with you! 

I found these awesome number game pieces at the discount store Tuesday Morning and I couldn't help it. 

Bean Counting Sticks Freebies

 on September 17, 2014

Math manipulatives, (that is, concrete objects that give students the ability to connect mathematical concepts and symbols to physical objects, and in turn this helps cement learning) is a fun and important part of math education. 

Budget Math Manipulatives

 on September 16, 2014

Math Manipulatives are an extremely important part of learning math and should be incorporated in daily lessons as often as possible.  Manipulatives give the student the ability to connect mathematical concepts and symbols to physical objects, and in turn this helps cement learning.  What are manipulatives?  Any sort of concrete object such as counters, unifix cubes, place value blocks, an abacus, etc.  But you really don't need to break the bank to fill your learning center with math manipulatives.


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