Math Warm-Ups that Boost Number Sense: 3 Types of Puzzles to …

You announce that it’s time for math. You hear grumbling. Sadly, by the time students arrive in our upper elementary classes, many have already decided…

Place Value Activities for Upper Elementary

What is place value and why is it important? Place value is the foundation for understanding numbers. Without a solid understanding of the value of…

How to Play Fraction War

Using everyday playing cards, your students can learn how to compare fractions, while also playing a fun, competitive game! To begin playing Fraction War, partner…

5 Ways to Visualize Fractions

Use these 5 ways to visualize fractions to show your students how fractions work with tangible examples. Fractions are hard. They are! As we begin…

Reinforce Math Skills with Build Its!

Let’s reinforce math skills in your elementary classroom by adding some standards-focused digital Build It! Math activities. I am constantly amazed at how many toys…

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…