## Problem solving

### Missing Addends, Word Problems & a FREEBIE!

Oh, Daylight Savings, how I love thee...and hate thee all the same! I absolutely love the longer days & actually having some daylight at the conclusion of my endless workday, but wow, do I loathe the transition. How can one little itsy bitsy hour feel so..... very.....long? I feel like I didn't sleep at all this weekend, even though I really did, and am wondering how early is too early to go to bed?! I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but today was a Starbucks day, for sure. Then, I saw this…

### CUBES problem solving strategy poster

Math problem solving can be so challenging for students. These math strategy posters will help you teach effective problem solving strategies, and they are a great reference tool for students to keep in their math notebooks. The 10 posters include helpful tips and reminders for students to keep in m...

### Bar Model Sorting Fun! - Classroom Freebies

Do any of you teach Singapore math strategies? Here is a little bar modeling sorting freebie for you Singapore math folks! Grab your copy here. You Might Also Like:Improve Your Students’ Handwriting in 5 Minutes!Thanksgiving Mini-Notes FreebieFraction Flowers – Part 2Dr. Seuss Take-Home Bag

### 5 Tips – How to Teach Students to Solve Word Problems

My students had been struggling with how to solve addition and subtraction word problems for what seemed like forever. They could underline the question and they could find the numbers. Most of the time, my students just added the two numbers together without making sense of the problem. Ugh. Can you relate? I am a big proponent of NOT teaching keyword lists. It just doesn’t work consistently across all problems. It’s a shortcut that leads to breakdowns in mathematical thinking. I talk more…

### Four Square Problem Solving

WHAT is 4 Square Problem Solving??? It is a great way for your students to break down a math word problem. I use this method in my classroom! It has proven to be a good indicator of number sense, problem solving skills, and strategy comprehension. I ALWAYS start out each year with a whole class ...

## Decimals

### Multiplying Decimals Practice: Freebie!

Multiplying Decimals PracticeThis quick practice sheet allows students the opportunity to practice multiplying decimals using models, interpreting decimal models, placing the decimal point, and rounding to help solve decimal multiplication problems. Other Options Available:⭐ Multiplying Decimals Pow...

### Number of the Day for 5th Grade Template 5.2A 5.2C

Number of the day worksheets aren't just for kindergarten anymore! This number of the day template will give your 5th grade students plenty of practice with whole number and decimal place value. This resource is great to use for math morning work, as a bell ringer, or at math stations.This resource ...

## Vocabulary

## Place Value

## Geometry

## Volume

## Whole Numbers

### Teaching with the Box Method for Multiplication - the elementary math consultant

What is the Box Method for multiplication? The box method is a strategy for multiplying large numbers. It is an alternative to the standard algorithm for multiplication. The box method is based on an area array representation of multiplication. An array is proportional to the size of the numbers being multiplied. With the box …

### Multiplication and Division Operations Key Words Posters and Activity Freebie

Multiplication and Division Key Word Posters FREEBIE by Games 4 LearningThis collection contains printables for Multiplication and Division Key Words. It includes - Multiplication Key Words PosterDivision Key Words PosterMultiplication and Division Key Word Cards for Sorting - Cards for sorting onto...

## Fractions

### Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Regrouping - 4.NF.B.3

This product will allow your students to practice subtracting fraction with regrouping while using models and decomposing. There are 10 word problems that can all be solved using pattern blocks. These are on task cards and only need to be printed once. There are two addition problems mixed in, for...

### Multiple Strategies for Comparing Fractions - Math Coach's Corner

You might say this blog post is the third in a series on fractions and number sense. It’s not surprising that the majority of our upper elementary kiddos lack number sense when it comes to fractions. Don’t believe me? Conduct a survey and ask students which fraction is larger, 1/8 or 1/4. Many (most?) will […]

### Missing Addends, Word Problems & a FREEBIE!

Oh, Daylight Savings, how I love thee...and hate thee all the same! I absolutely love the longer days & actually having some daylight at the conclusion of my endless workday, but wow, do I loathe the transition. How can one little itsy bitsy hour feel so..... very.....long? I feel like I didn't sleep at all this weekend, even though I really did, and am wondering how early is too early to go to bed?! I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but today was a Starbucks day, for sure. Then, I saw this…

### CUBES problem solving strategy poster

Math problem solving can be so challenging for students. These math strategy posters will help you teach effective problem solving strategies, and they are a great reference tool for students to keep in their math notebooks. The 10 posters include helpful tips and reminders for students to keep in m...

### Bar Model Sorting Fun! - Classroom Freebies

Do any of you teach Singapore math strategies? Here is a little bar modeling sorting freebie for you Singapore math folks! Grab your copy here. You Might Also Like:Improve Your Students’ Handwriting in 5 Minutes!Thanksgiving Mini-Notes FreebieFraction Flowers – Part 2Dr. Seuss Take-Home Bag

### 5 Tips – How to Teach Students to Solve Word Problems

My students had been struggling with how to solve addition and subtraction word problems for what seemed like forever. They could underline the question and they could find the numbers. Most of the time, my students just added the two numbers together without making sense of the problem. Ugh. Can you relate? I am a big proponent of NOT teaching keyword lists. It just doesn’t work consistently across all problems. It’s a shortcut that leads to breakdowns in mathematical thinking. I talk more…

### Multiplying Decimals Practice: Freebie!

Multiplying Decimals PracticeThis quick practice sheet allows students the opportunity to practice multiplying decimals using models, interpreting decimal models, placing the decimal point, and rounding to help solve decimal multiplication problems. Other Options Available:⭐ Multiplying Decimals Pow...

### Four Square Problem Solving

WHAT is 4 Square Problem Solving??? It is a great way for your students to break down a math word problem. I use this method in my classroom! It has proven to be a good indicator of number sense, problem solving skills, and strategy comprehension. I ALWAYS start out each year with a whole class ...