Math

Mastering Multiplication and Division: Tips and Tricks for Success

Mastering Multiplication and Division: Tips and Tricks for Success

Mention math facts, and you're instantly met with a classroom full of groans. It's a common challenge: making mastering multiplication and division engaging for students. This post is about moving beyond rote memorization to strategies that actually spark interest and...

The Power of Integrating Technology into Test Prep

The Power of Integrating Technology into Test Prep

Integrating technology into test prep is changing how upper elementary teachers approach end of grade test preparation. By using interactive tools and resources, this approach addresses different learning styles and transforms the test prep experience into something...

4 Math Test Prep Activities Your Students Will Love

4 Math Test Prep Activities Your Students Will Love

Navigating the world of math test prep in upper elementary can often feel like a balancing act. Teachers strive to keep lessons engaging while ensuring students grasp essential concepts. It's not just about boosting test scores; it’s about nurturing a love for math, a...

Hands-On Volume and Surface Area Activities for Upper Elementary

Hands-On Volume and Surface Area Activities for Upper Elementary

Understanding volume and surface area can be a turning point for upper elementary students, marking their transition from basic arithmetic to more complex mathematical ideas. But let's face it: traditional teaching methods can sometimes make these topics seem more...

How to Review and Reinforce Key Concepts After Winter Break

How to Review and Reinforce Key Concepts After Winter Break

Returning from winter break has a different vibe when students fill into your classroom. Amid this happy reunion, teachers are aware of the challenge ahead: reigniting the learning spark and reviewing key concepts that had faded into the background during the break....

3 Engaging Activities for Converting Measurement Practice

3 Engaging Activities for Converting Measurement Practice

When teaching upper elementary students about measurement and conversion, it's essential to present the material in a way that's engaging, practical, and easy to understand. Measurement conversion is a vital skill, not only in mathematics but also in real-world...

Creative Board Game Project for Upper Elementary Students

Creative Board Game Project for Upper Elementary Students

Are you looking for an engaging and educational activity to spice up your upper elementary classroom? Look no further than a board game project! This hands-on project is not only a fun way to reinforce important concepts, but also a fantastic tool for keeping your...

4 Ways to Boost Math Fact Fluency in Upper Elementary

4 Ways to Boost Math Fact Fluency in Upper Elementary

Math is more than just numbers on a page – it’s a skill students carry with them for life. One skill they need to master early is math fact fluency. We’re talking about quick, accurate recall of basic math facts, from addition to division. This isn’t just a fancy...

5 Math Review Games for Elementary Students

5 Math Review Games for Elementary Students

Math review doesn't have to be a bore! It's always been my goal to keep students engaged and excited about learning, especially in math. One effective way to achieve this is through math review games. These games not only make math fun but also reinforce essential...

3 Fun Ways to Practice Fractions

3 Fun Ways to Practice Fractions

Are you struggling to help your students develop a better understanding of fractions? Math doesn't need to be boring – there are plenty of creative and fun ways to study fractions. Here are three creative and hands-on ways to practice fractions to help your students...

The Best Math Review That Won’t Take Hours to Prep

The Best Math Review That Won’t Take Hours to Prep

The best math review doesn't take hours to prep. Plus, it's fun and collaborative for your students. They review, learn, and have a little competitive fun in the process. End of grade test review doesn't have to be a bore. Nothing drains the life out of students...

How to Use Boom Cards in Upper Elementary

How to Use Boom Cards in Upper Elementary

Are you ready to get started with Boom Cards? Let's go! Getting started with Boom Learning is easy and free! I will help you set up your classroom on Boom Learning and show you how to use Boom Cards with your students. Setting Up Your Classroom on Boom Learning...