Student Success

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.

Multiplication Dice

 on March 5, 2014

Dice have many uses in your math lessons. For younger students dice can be used for counting, number recognition and games. 

For older students, dice can be used to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Mama's Learning Corner has a great idea for a Multiplication Dice Game. 

Plastic Easter Egg Math Ideas

 on March 3, 2014

Spring time makes us think of flowers, sunshine, trees blooming and Easter eggs!!!!!!

Kids LOVE plastic eggs. There are so many fun ways to use plastic eggs in your math lessons. 

Plastic eggs can be used for counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions.......the list is endless!

Kindergarten Count to 100

 on March 2, 2014

This is a cute counting book that would be a perfect gift for a preschool graduate who is getting ready to head off to Kindergarten.

Jacqueline Rogers wrote this book about a little boy named Petey who counts from 1 to 20 throughout his day.

Counting crayons to classmates, this book allows your students to count along with Petey.

This is a great book for your kindergarten or preschool classroom!

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

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

St. Patrick's Day: Multi-Step Word Problems

 on February 23, 2014

It's valuable to hand a student a pencil every now and again, and invite him to be teacher for the moment. When a child is forced to think outside the perimeter of the listening chair and is invited to create, learning is achieved at a higher level.  That is what you will do when you engage students in this fun activity creating multi-step word problems for St. Patrick's Day!

FOR YOU:  A Free St. Patrick's Day PDF Word Problem Lesson Plan.

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! 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."

Cupcake Counting, Sorting and Recording Data

 on February 14, 2014

I walked by the CUTEST Valentine's Day inspired Bulletin Board at school this week. When I went to go look at it, I was so excited to see that it was actually a math assignment!
At, we just love all the work teachers go to making math fun!

This assignment requires multiple colors of construction paper, including white, glue, scissors and a premade printout that allows the students to count and record the number of sprinkles on their cupcake. 


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