Math needs to be fun! And it should be also be engaging and challenging and rewarding and inspiring and motivating and _______ . But unfortunately too many adults and students don't think so and … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Fractions Day 4 (Fun FREEBIE for you)

Using our fraction kits, we played a game (from Marilyn Burns) called Cover-up. To play, everyone needs their fraction kit and you need a dice with these written on each side (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8, … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 2

Making Groups Part 1 So to review, yesterday I dumped a bunch of rice all over the carpet in my classroom. It was an engaging way to elicit discussion of place value, as they developed strategies … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 1

I am often asked, "What does math look like in your classroom?" So I am going to record here what I do every day, from the start of a topic to the end. Today we kicked off a new math topic, Place … [Read more...]

## Harness Halloween’s Energy with some Fun Math Activities

The next two weeks can be rough even for the best teacher. Halloween is coming up and nothing like the idea of running around gathering free candy in a costume to get students buzzed! Well, if you … [Read more...]