Distributive Property of Multiplication – How To Break It Down

Did you ever think that as a third-grade teacher or even as an elementary teacher you would be teaching the Distributive Property of Multiplication?  When I started teaching over 30 years ago, there weren’t even…

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!…

How to Teach Geography in a Fun Way

Does anyone teach Geography anymore?  Why can’t students look at a map and recognize the state they live in?  The country they live in?  The continent they live on?  Do they at least recognize the…

How to Teach Algebraic Thinking with the Distributive Property

Last year was the first year I had to teach under the Common Core math standards.  Under the Common Core standards for third grade math is this doozy of a standard:  CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5  Teaching the Distributive Property…

How I Taught Point of View

Let me start off by saying, that I didn’t want this blog to turn into one big informercial for products I’m selling over at TpT.  However, for this standard, I really could NOT find any…

Geometry on Google Slides®

These Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!

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