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How to Teach Multiplication to Elementary Students in 2023

If you are an elementary teacher looking for tips and ideas for how to teach multiplication, then you found the right place! Learn what multiplication is, why it’s important, what your students need to know, and get 5 helpful tips for teaching it in a fun and engaging way. Read

Using Number of the Day Activities for Teaching Number Sense in 2023

Having a number sense routine built into your schedule will ensure that your elementary students will get the consistent practice they need with basic number sense concepts and skills. Number of the day activities is the routine you need! This consistency that comes with implementing these activities will ensure you

How to Teach Fractions at the Elementary Level in 2023

If you are an elementary teacher looking for tips and ideas for how to teach fractions, then you found the right place! Learn what fractions are, why it’s important, what your students need to know, and get 5 helpful tips for how to teach them in a fun and engaging

8 Types of Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math (Grades 1-5) in 2023

There are tons of different types of instructional strategies for teaching elementary math, but which is the most effective one that maximizes student engagement, deepens student understanding, and boosts standardized test scores? This blog post will explore the different types of instructional strategies for teaching math to help you determine

How to Make Guided Math Workshop Work in Your Classroom (Even if it Failed Before)

If you tried to launch Guided Math Workshop in your classroom in the past and it failed, then you likely stumbled on one of the eight challenges below. This blog post will help you identify and plan for problems and relaunch it successfully so you can create a math block

When talking with other elementary teachers, I have heard a lot of rumors and misconceptions about Math Workshop and Guided Math. These myths have prevented many educators from taking the leap from traditional math teaching to powerful, differentiated math instruction that can change the trajectory of their students’ future success

Teaching Calendar Math to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students in 2023

All elementary teachers should not only have a calendar posted in their classrooms, they should be using it as an instructional tool regularly. Some teachers may have visions of teaching calendar math (often called calendar time) being strictly a primary experience, but upper elementary can benefit from it, too. Lower

How to Teach Math to Elementary Students Without a Curriculum in 2023

Some school districts have outdated math textbooks, while others do not have a formal math curriculum program at all. What should elementary teachers do in this case? Where do they even begin with planning how to teach math to elementary students? These are great questions! This post will offer suggestions

Math Benchmark Assessments: Your Way to Students Acing the Test in 2023

One of my secrets to my students crushing those standardized tests is the use of math benchmark assessments. When I started to implement them in my 3rd grade classroom, I was able to track my students’ growth, identify weaknesses, and create differentiated data-driven lessons like I had never before. It

Free Digital Manipulatives for Math Virtual Teaching in 2023

This post will share what digital manipulatives for math are and why they are important for math instruction. In addition, it will identify their limitations and offer tips and ideas for using them. Finally, it will offer specific examples of what you need and a list of the best resources