# Math Literacy

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## Problem solving

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…

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...

The CUBES math word problem strategy gives students a step-by-step plan for math story problems. Interacting with the problem leads to better understanding.

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

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…

5th Grade Number Centers, Games and Math Read-Alouds aligned with State Standards.

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 ...

Helping your upper elementary students understand the many different types of word problems is the first step toward helping them succeed!

[UPDATE – You can find all of my numberless word problem sets on this page.] This year I read Sherry Parrish’s Number Talks from cover to cover as I prepared to deliver introductory PD …

Hannah BraunHannah Braun is a former teacher with 8 years of experience in the classroom and a master's degree in early childhood education. She designs engaging, organized classroom resources for 1st-3rd grade teachers.

## Decimals

2 ,012,306 What place value is the underlined digit? What is the value of that digit? What does this have to do with my classroom? Well....

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...

This Decimal Game is designed to give your students practice with adding and subtracting decimals.

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 ...

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## Whole Numbers

Multiplication Strategy Poster - Print, IWB or Showbie Multiplication Strategies - x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11, x12...

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 …

Do you dread teaching division to 5th grade students? Check out these division strategies to help! Anchor chart ideas and links to videos included!

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

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...

Subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping can be super tricky for some (or most) students. This post shares three ways to use manipulatives to help students conceptualize the process.

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 […]

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…

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...

2 ,012,306 What place value is the underlined digit? What is the value of that digit? What does this have to do with my classroom? Well....

The CUBES math word problem strategy gives students a step-by-step plan for math story problems. Interacting with the problem leads to better understanding.

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

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 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...

5th Grade Number Centers, Games and Math Read-Alouds aligned with State Standards.