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Fun Math Games for Kids

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I know I’m always looking for ways to make math fun and educational at the same time. Every kid learns math a different way. Some learn math concepts with songs, real world scenarios, or with games! I am always looking for fun math games to use while my kids are in stations. It’s awesome when they are playing a game that is educational and fun at the same time. Here’s a list of 10 math games, including board games, printable games, and…

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Teaching Place Value

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Teaching place value is one of the hardest concepts to teach in elementary school. I have found that you need to teach this difficult standard as many ways as possible. The first thing I do is use place value manipulatives with the kids so they can see how 10 ones equals 1 ten and how 10 tens equals 1 hundred. Using the manipulatives makes it so much easier for the students to understand how numbers work. Our state standards expect the…

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Let’s Plan a Vacation- Math Project

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So it’s finally the end of the year! We have learned all the standards and now we need to figure out what we are going to do with the kids to keep them engaged. Well let’s plan a vacation. This  math project is a great cooperate activity to get your kids excited about doing math at the end of the year. How it Works This math activity is great to do in groups of 3 to 4 kids. A group…

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Math Workshop Organization

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Welcome to week 2 of  the “Digging Into Next Year”  Linky Party hosted by Laura at Where the Magic Happens. If you missed last week check out my post on Classroom Organization. Organize my math workshop I have been doing math stations for several years. I previously taught 2nd grade and was very comfortable with my schedule and curriculum. This past year I switched to 3rd grade and well… let’s just say math turned my whole world upside down. The curriculum is…

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Math Word Problems Scavenger Hunt

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pirate math scavenger hunt

Math word problems and a scavenger hunt! This is a different way to get kids interested in doing word problems. Whenever we look at the data from our testing, word problems are still the area our 2nd graders have difficulties with. We do a Pirate Unit at the end of the year.  During this unit I incorporate a math word problem scavenger hunt. There are 12 treasure chests that have several different types of math questions. There is addition, subtraction,…

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Math Word Problems Scavenger Hunt Eggs

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Math word problems are always so difficult for 2nd graders. My kids do not like working on them and I am always looking for something to keep them interested. We did an Easter egg word problem scavenger hunt last week. I made 12 colorful eggs with all different types of math questions. There was addition, subtraction, time, and measurement. They all dealt with Easter. An example is below. I posted them up and down our hall and the students had…

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