## Why the Properties of Addition ARE Useful to Students

When my oldest son was in seventh grade, he had trouble with a problem in his 7th-grade math book.  It concerned one of the Properties of Addition.  I couldn’t believe he didn’t know the answer!…

## 3 Effective Ways to Teach Geometry Vocabulary

See how I teach the geometry vocabulary through hands-on manipulatives, kinesthetic moves and technology use. Do you remember sitting in your high school geometry class looking through your notes and textbook trying to remember which…

## Reviewing Area and Perimeter with 3 Fun Ways

Are you looking for some new ideas for reviewing the area and perimeter? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, I’ll show you a few different activities I use for reviewing area and…

## How I Taught Equivalent Fractions

I previously blogged about how I taught my third graders to compare fractions using bar models, number lines and fractions strips.  But what about equivalent fractions?  I used the same bar models, number lines and…

## Multiplication Practice Made Fun and Easy

Have any students who are STILL stuck on their 2s and 3s? or 4s multiplication facts?  Is multiplication practice something they don’t want to do? Do they whine that multiplication practice is boring? Are you…