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Prime & Composite Game

Prime & Composite Game

Prime & Composite Game With one of the crayons, let students divide their own 10 x 10 grid paper into five playing boards with two vertical towers of 10 squares for each game. Ask them to write “P” for “Prime” under one of the towers and “C” […]

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Meter Measurement Game

Meter Measurement Game

Meter Measurement Game Put your students in groups and give each group a meter stick, a pencil and a sheet of paper. Allow them to discuss and write down three things they see in the classroom that they predict might equal one meter if added together. Give […]

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Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can!

Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can!

Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can! Here is a quick time filler math activity you can use with your class: 1. PICK A RANDOM NUMBER in the thousands and write it on the board. You can tell students it is your TARGET NUMBER. 2. WRITE […]

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Mathematics Autobiographies

Mathematics Autobiographies

Mathematics Autobiographies Combining literacy and math is important for all ages. A good mathematician needs to be able to read well to solve word problems and to know how to find the clues in words. An activity that reinforces this is MATHEMATICS AUTOBIOGRAPHIES. Have students write down […]

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Around the World {Math Game}

Around the World Math Game[1]

Around the World: Great for 3rd and 4th grade but also can be adapted for other grades. MATERIALS: large flash cards Two Player Instructions: Have a speed race to see who can go “around the world” with the most points. Each child starts with zero points. Show […]

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Mental Math Teaching Tips

Mental Math Teaching Tips[1]

Mental Math Teaching Tips     In daily life, we use mental math for 75% of calculations we perform. Here are some tips for encouraging mental math in your classroom: 1. Practice on a daily basis (5-10 minutes per day) 2 .Encourage all your students to try it. […]

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Baseball Ratios and Proportions Activity

Baseball Ratios and Proportions Activity[1]

Baseball Ratios and Proportions Activity Your students can work in pairs to compare a regular sized bat and a miniature bat:following these steps: 1. Measure the length of the souvenir bat in centimeters. 2. Measure the height of the student holding the regular bat. 3. Determine how […]

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How Students Can Remember Diameter and Radius

How Students Can Remember Diameter and Radius

How Students can Remember Diameter and Radius Students have a hard time remembering which line is the diameter in a circle, and which is the radius. Show them this memory trick: when written alongside each other, “d” (diameter) is twice as tall as “r” (radius)! This reminds […]

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BUZZ – A Math Activity to Fill 5 Minutes

Buzz

A Math Activity to Fill 5 Minutes Make the most of every minute in the school day playing a game that teaches your students about multiples! The game is called BUZZ: 1. Call out a multiple like the number 3. 2. The first student in line begins […]

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If you were a fraction by Trisha Speed Shaskan

If you were a fraction by Trisha Speed Shaskan

If you were a fraction, you be part of a whole. You could be part of a pizza or part of pie. You could be part of an apple or part of a pear. What else could you be if you were a fraction? Related Math Games: […]

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