DIY Number Function Box

Function boxes, or “in and out machines”, are a great way to introduce basic algebraic thinking to young learners. Students analyze the input and output…

Greater Than Less Than Chompers

Try not to judge. My kids eat a lot of Hubba Bubba bubble tape. Like, a lot. Trust me when I tell you that I…

Magnetic Dice Shakers

Okay, so here’s another fabulous dollar store find for your classroom, although I must admit that this one threw me a curve ball. I once…

Easy~Peasy Place Value

Here is an easy and inexpensive little tool you can make for teaching about place value. Grab yourself some pill boxes from the dollar store,…

Multiplication Fact Fluency

If you teach third grade like I do, I bet that you are working on multiplication fact fluency with your students.  Do you have a…

Place Value Model Organization: Thrift Store Shabby …

Oh, place value models. I love you so dearly, but despise the chaos you create. Place value models are such an awesome teaching tool. Right?…