Get Students Up and Moving with Scavenger Hunt Puzzles

Get your wiggly students moving with these Scavenger Hunt Puzzles. I don’t know about you, but there are times in my classroom when it seems…

3 Fun Activities for Teaching Multiplication with Arrays

If you are wanting to find a way to add some unexpected manipulatives to your math centers, check out these 3 fun activities for teaching…

5 Resources for Teaching Place Value in Upper Elementary

Teaching place value in upper elementary has never been easier with these 5 resources. I’ve got 1,000,000 reasons to teach place value, so I want…

Measurement Activities for the Active Classroom

Teaching measurement is  a staple of elementary education. If students want to be able to build, bake, or sew, they will need to know how…

Creative Measurement Activities for Upper Elementary

Update your measurement unit with these NEW measurement activities! Teaching measurement seems so easy to the outside observer, but many people forget how many elements…

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…

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 to Chic [SHeek]!

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?…