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Dots Fun - FREE Primary Grades Resource (using dominoes)  - This ten page primary resource contains three different activities and one game that uses dominoes. The activities range from adding, to problem solving, to Topsy Turvy subtraction problems. Students solve the Dots Fun Activities by arranging dominoes. You may use a commercial set of 28 or copy the domino blackline included on the last page.  These activities are suitable for a math center, for differentiated instruction, as well as for introducing or reviewing a math concept. They correlate well with the math series, Everyday Math.

Dots Fun for Everyone - Three Activities and One Game that Uses Dominoes - This ten page resource for grades 3-6 contains three different activities and one game . The activities include sorting dominoes, four digit place value, and using division facts. The game involves finding sums that equal 12.  The activities and games vary in difficulty; so differentiated instruction is easy. This resource is also excellent for math center activities and correlates well with the math series, Everyday Math.

Study Tips

Math Study Tips You Won't Forget -  Math courses are not like other courses. To pass most other subjects, a student must read, understand, and recall the subject matter. However, to pass math, an extra step is required: a student must use the information they have learned to solve math problems correctly. Special math study skills are needed to help the student learn more and to get better grades. This resource lists 20 math study skills intended to help students succeed in math.  Use the resource as a journal topic, as a student guide, or copy it and make it into a poster.




Numbers for Show Me Boards - This sheet of numbers was created to be used with the Show Me Boards described in the September 7, 2011 blog posting entitled: There’s A Place for Us. 

 

Number Tiles - Problem Solving Activities for the Primary Grades -This free resource is a ten page booklet containing six different
math problem solving activities for the primary grades. The activities extend from simple counting, to greater than or less than to solving addition and subtraction problems. Each activity is on a single page, and varies in difficulty which is appropriate for any diverse classroom.  These activities work well for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner.


Number Tiles - Problem Solving Math Activities for Grades 5-8 - This seven page resource contains four different math problem solving activities that extend from addition and multiplication, to using the divisibility rules. Since the students do not write in the book, the pages can be copied and laminated so that they can be used from year to year.  Students solve the Number Tile Math Activities by arranging ten number tiles, numbered 0-9.  Each problem is given on a single page, and since the students have the freedom to move the tiles around, they are more engaged and more willing to try multiple methods to find the solution.


Trash to Treasure - This FREE Trash to Treasure handout is an eight page booklet that features clever ideas, fun and engaging mini-lessons in addition to cute and easy to construct crafts made from recycled or common, everyday items.  In this resource, discover how to take old, discarded materials and make them into new, useful, inexpensive products or tools for your classroom.

Learn many out-of-the-ordinary ways to use milk lids for math.  Did you know two plastic beverage lids can be made into card holders for kindergartners or for those whose hands are disabled?  Discover how to use butter tubs to create a fun indoor recess game that practices math skills.  How about making fun math games out of egg cartons? Because these numerous activities vary in difficulty and complexity, they are appropriate for any PreK-3rd classroom, and the visual and/or kinesthetic learners will love them. 


Hundreds of Freebies for Your Classroom is the brain child of Pam Oliveria.  It is a 27 page resource that has direct links for hundreds of free classroom ideas and printables for all grade levels from Pre-K to 12th!  The products are organized by grade level and/or subject area so they are easy to find. Many Teachers Pay Teachers sellers have participated and donated products  exclusively for our wonderful buyers like you; so, download the free booklet and enjoy! 




This Student Self-Checklist follows the six steps of the scientific method.

a)      Exploration
b)    Plan
c)    Question
d)   Prediction
e)    Data Collection and Display
f)      Conclusion

Students simply check the appropriate boxes in each category as they work through an investigation.  Since the checklist is generic, it can be used with any science investigation for grades 2-4.  Students should utilize it during the entire investigation to help self-check and guide them as they complete a science investigation.


One day, a student of mine, a mathphobic to be sure, asked, “Why can’t I divide by zero?”  Promptly I gave him the answer that any good mathematician would.  “You can’t divide by zero because 0 is undefined.  It just cannot be done.”  Well, that went over like a lead balloon; so, I knew it was time to sit and down and write out a plausible but understandable explanation that my students could understand.  

That is what this two page free resource is - a sequential step-by-step explanation of why you cannot divide by zero.  It starts off out by explaining what division is and how it relates to multiplication. It concludes with a simple visual to help the students remember the difference between 0 being in the numerator and 0 being in the denominator.



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