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### Elementary Math Centers: Organization, Management & More

Math centers, also commonly referred to as math stations or math rotations, are a great way to offer fun and engaging learning experiences to elementary students during your math block. They fit neatly in the math workshop with guided math framework, but can be used without the implementation of that

### Project Based Learning Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2024

Are your elementary students lacking enthusiasm about math? This might sound like groans or silence and look like kids zoning out or being off task. One strategy you can use to increase engagement and get your students excited about math is by discussing how what students are learning applies to

### Teaching Elementary Math Vocabulary Using Math Word Walls in 2024

I’ve blogged in the past about how math instruction used to be a huge struggle in my classroom and how I solved that problem by using a guided math workshop approach. This allowed me to greatly increase student engagement, easily meet the diverse needs of every single student, and best

### Math Exit Tickets: Everything Elementary Teachers Need to Know in 2024

Before I go into detail about math exit tickets and how to use them in your classroom, let me share my journey and how I got here. Throughout the school year, I used progress monitoring assessments to collect and track data on my students’ progress towards proficiency with each standard.

### Logic Puzzles for Kids: A Strategy for Improving Problem Solving Skills in 2024

In order for elementary students to improve their problem solving skills, they need to grow in their logical thinking, critical thinking, and reasoning skills. How do you promote these skills in your classroom? One of the best ways to address these skills during math is through the implementation of logic

### Open Ended Math Questions and Problems for Elementary Students

Does your current math instruction involve only situations where there is one answer? Are students expected to solve problems following rigid procedures that do not require critical or creative thinking? These components are important; however, it’s time to take your math instruction to the next level! The answer: open ended

### Elementary Math Journal Ideas that Get Kids Writing in Math in 2024

Integrating writing and math is critical in twenty-first century classrooms. Elementary students not only need to be able to accurately solve grade level problems, but also be able to explain their thinking and strategies both orally (e.g. number talks) and in writing (e.g. math journal). Mathematical writing is a great

### Math Sorting Activity Ideas for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Teachers

You might think that math sorting activities are just for kindergarten students, but they are actually a very powerful instructional tool that can be used as a way to introduce, reinforce, or assess a grade level concept in grades 1-5 as well. A great way to implement a math sorting

### Spiral Review Math Activities, Tips & Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2024

Before I get into what spiral review math is and how to implement it in your elementary classroom, let’s go back in time for a minute… SCREEEEEEEECH!!! That’s the sound heard in many classrooms as teachers are forced to hit the brakes on teaching. No more engaging lessons and creative

### 3rd Grade Fraction Activities for 2024

Before I share the 3rd grade fraction activities I created, let me share something: having taught fractions to 3rd graders for many years, I know how challenging the concept can be. I had used a couple different math curriculums over the years. They all lacked in several important (and in