“My students had fun playing! Thank you.” – Laura Crispin Objective: To solve one-step inequalities [6.EE.B.5] Materials: Inequality sheet, deck of cards, six-sided die, writing materials, paperclips and markers for game board Players: 2 to 3 players Rules: 1.The objective of the game is to solve one-step

Read more →“Excellent resource” – Robin K. Objective: To apply the basic rules on the order of operations (PEMDAS). [5.OA.A.1] [6.EE.A.2c] Materials: Puzzling Order puzzle Players: Minimum of 2 players (work in groups or teams) Rules: The objective of the game is to properly evaluate expressions by applying the

Read more →The Best Way to Help Your Child Master Math Concepts at Home A growing number of children no longer memorize their addition facts or multiplication tables. With the math curriculum as broad as it is, teachers simply are not able to find the time to ensure that

Read more →What “stupid” mistakes have you seen in math class? (comment and share below) Dana Garner While in college, I worked for the math department. Many times I would get the same answer for this question that asked “what do you think…” (answer should be their opinion). Students

Read more →Now that students have become familiar with the rules for divisibility, offer them another challenge. Divide the class up into groups and give them this problem: In the next 15 minutes they must write down as many numbers as possible that they think can be divided by

Read more →When students first learn percents it’s difficult for them to understand the concept. Using mental math is a great way to get them used to the idea of what percents are all about before they have to tackle much more complicated percent problems. Remind them that 50%

Read more →Online math games can play a useful role in helping kids learn, but they aren’t the only game in town and they shouldn’t be used to the exclusion of older methods, such as card games, dice games and printable math games. For many people, but especially kids,

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