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Math Problem Solving

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Teaching resources, freebies, printables, and blog posts about math problem solving for elementary students.

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Did you know that there are THREE ways to define a trapezoid? SC uses the exclusive definition. Teaching Geometry, Geometry Activities, Teaching Math, Teaching Resources, School Resources, Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Engage In Learning, Learning Support

Teaching Tricky Trapezoids: Inclusive vs. Exclusive

Did you know that there are THREE ways to define a trapezoid? If you're not sure which definition you're supposed to be teaching, check out this blog post from Laura Candler! You'll learn strategies for teaching kids to classify trapezoids, and the post includes a sorting freebie as well as links to additional hands-on resources for classifying quadrilaterals.

6 reasons to teach calculator skills to upper elementary students, including how calculators foster mathematical thinking. Free calculator quiz in the post! Math Strategies, Math Activities, Teaching Resources, Math Games, Classroom Resources, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Tips, Teaching Math, Teaching Technology

6 Reasons to Teach Calculator Skills

Six reasons to teach calculator skills to upper elementary students, including how calculators foster mathematical thinking. Free calculator quiz in the post!

Teaching Order of Operations: No-fail Strategies that Work! Order of operations can be frustrating t Math Games, Math Activities, Fifth Grade Math, Third Grade, Algebraic Expressions, Order Of Operations, Math Notebooks, Math Workshop, Guided Math

Order of Operations Review and Practice

Order of operations can be frustrating to teach, but it doesn't have to be. Read this post to discover some fun and effective strategies for teaching order of operations, and download two review and practice printables to go with the lesson. #orderofoperations

6 reasons to teach calculator skills to upper elementary students, including how calculators foster mathematical thinking. Free calculator quiz in the post! Math Strategies, Math Activities, Teaching Resources, Math Games, Classroom Resources, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Tips, Teaching Math, Teaching Technology

6 Reasons to Teach Calculator Skills

Six reasons to teach calculator skills to upper elementary students, including how calculators foster mathematical thinking. Free calculator quiz in the post!

Kids love playing Island Conquer, a free pirate-themed math center game for practicing area and perimeter. Click over to Laura Candler's blog to download this freebie now! Pirate Activities, Fun Math Activities, 4th Grade Math Games, Measurement Activities, Math Math, Area And Perimeter Games, Math Problem Solving, Solving Equations, Math Groups

Arr, Me Hearties! Island Conquer Gets a Pirate Makeover!

Kids love playing Island Conquer, a free pirate-themed math center game for practicing area and perimeter. Click over to Laura Candler's blog to download this freebie now!

Mystery Number Detectives is an exciting math activity that reinforces math vocabulary and helps students develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. It's also a fun math test prep game that your students will beg to play! Math Test Games, Learning Games, Teaching Math, Teaching Resources, Guided Math Groups, Math Problem Solving, Vocabulary Activities, Math Workshop, Homeschool Math

Math Vocabulary Activity

Mystery Number Detectives is an exciting math activity that reinforces math vocabulary and helps students develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. It's also a fun math test prep game that your students will beg to play!

Recharge & Write is a terrific strategy for solving word problems! Not only is this cooperative learning activity fun for kids, it fosters meaningful math talk while holding students accountable for solving each word problem. Watch this short video from L Teaching Math, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Cooperative Learning Strategies, Math Activities, Math Games, Leadership Activities, Educational Leadership, Math Talk

Recharge and Write About Math

Recharge & Write is a terrific strategy for solving word problems! Not only is this cooperative learning activity fun for kids, it fosters meaningful math talk while holding students accountable for solving each word problem. Watch this short video from L

How well do your students solve math word problems? These free word problem tests will help you assess your students' needs so you know where to begin your problem solving lessons! Free Teaching Resources, Teaching Math, Teaching Tips, Teaching Critical Thinking, Guided Math, Math 2, Math Fractions, Multiplication, Common Core Curriculum

Math Problem Solving: Knowing Where to Begin

How well do your students solve math word problems? These free word problem tests will help you assess your students' needs so you know where to begin your problem solving lessons!

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Free Calculator Quiz

Do your students know how to use a calculator properly? Read this post to learn 6 reasons why this skill is important for math problem solving, and download this free Calculator Quiz from Laura Candler's blog!

Free Valentine Candy Hearts math data and statistics activity! Students conduct a simple investigation to find out if all boxes of Valentine candy hearts are the same. As a class, they calculate the range, mode, median, and mean of 10 boxes of candy and t Teaching Math, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Resources, Math Literacy, Teaching Activities, Preschool Math, Numeracy, Teaching Reading, Valentine Candy Hearts

Valentine Candy Hearts Math Investigation

Free Valentine Candy Hearts math data and statistics activity! Students conduct a simple investigation to find out if all boxes of Valentine candy hearts are the same. As a class, they calculate the range, mode, median, and mean of 10 boxes of candy and then predict the contents of an unopened box.

How well do your students solve math word problems? These free word problem tests will help you assess your students' needs so you know where to begin your problem solving lessons! Free Teaching Resources, Teaching Math, Teaching Tips, Teaching Critical Thinking, Guided Math, Math 2, Math Fractions, Multiplication, Common Core Curriculum

Math Problem Solving: Knowing Where to Begin

How well do your students solve math word problems? These free word problem tests will help you assess your students' needs so you know where to begin your problem solving lessons!

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These are so popular among teachers and homeschoolers can be used for grades K-8! Get your FREE January 2020 math problem of the day calendar today! #mathlesson #mathproblemoftheday #homeschoolmath #elementarymath

Math is more than a numbers game; vocabulary knowledge is every bit as important as math computation skill. Fortunately, there are loads of fun vocabulary-building activities and games that will boost math achievement! Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Activities, Math Resources, Vocabulary Building, Math Enrichment, Math Literacy, Homeschooling Resources, School Resources, Kindergarten Math

Math is More Than a Numbers Game

Math is more than a numbers game; vocabulary knowledge is every bit as important as math computation skill. Fortunately, there are loads of fun vocabulary-building activities and games that will boost math achievement!

Are you using math stations or math centers in your classroom? If not, Laura Candler's Math Stations ebook is your guide to getting started! If you're already using math centers, this book is a great resource for hands-on activities and math games. Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teaching Math, Teacher Stuff, Fun Math, Math Games, Math Activities, Educational Activities, Math Stations

Math Stations and Math Centers Made Easy!

Are you using math stations or math centers in your classroom? If not, Laura Candler's Math Stations ebook is your guide to getting started! If you're already using math centers, this book is a great resource for hands-on activities and math games. You can even customize the activities by using the PowerPoint or Publisher templates to create your own math problem task cards! $

Math is more than a numbers game; vocabulary knowledge is every bit as important as math computation skill. Fortunately, there are loads of fun vocabulary-building activities and games that will boost math achievement! Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Activities, Math Resources, Vocabulary Building, Math Enrichment, Math Literacy, Homeschooling Resources, School Resources, Kindergarten Math

Math is More Than a Numbers Game

Math is more than a numbers game; vocabulary knowledge is every bit as important as math computation skill. Fortunately, there are loads of fun vocabulary-building activities and games that will boost math achievement!

What if kids actually loved solving word problems? Teachers who use the Daily Math Puzzlers find that this problem-solving program boosts their students' confidence and their math scores skyrocket as well! Four levels make it easy to differentiate; Second Grade Math, 4th Grade Math, Math Resources, Math Activities, Teaching Strategies, Math Games, Math Challenge, Math Problem Solving, Daily Math

Daily Math Puzzler Program

What if kids actually loved solving word problems? Teachers who use the Daily Math Puzzlers find that this problem-solving program boosts their students' confidence and their math scores skyrocket as well! Four levels make it easy to differentiate; visit this page on Teaching Resources to learn more and download a set of free problem solving assessments! #WordProblems #ProblemSolving #MathWordProblems #WordProblemPrintables #DailyMath #LauraCandler #MathProblemSolving #WordProblemPractice