## How to Quickly Assess if Students Understand a Math Skill

In this age of testing, you’re probably thinking, oh great, more math assessments. But hear me out. When you’re trying to find out if a kid knows a math skill, it doesn’t have to be…

## Easy Things to Assign For Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans

***To listen to the audio version of this blog post, scroll to the end of the post. One of the reasons it’s difficult to take days off as a teacher is because of the time…

## How to Create Math Kits to Organize and Store Your Math Manipulatives and Tools

Let's talk about how to create math kits as a way to organize and store your math manipulatives and tools. Individual math kits are a great way to store and organize those manipulatives or tools…

## How to Make State Test Practice Engaging

It's that time of year again. Time to do some state test practice. Sound boring? Well, it can be if you just give kids test prep review packets, have them complete them and turn them…

## 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Area and Perimeter in 3rd-Grade

Area and perimeter can be tricky skills to teach kids because they often confuse one for the other in 3rd-grade. Here are 5 ways to help kids understand area and perimeter. Definitions using Examples:  Before…

## How to Fit Multiplication Fact Practice Games into Your Curriculum

Playing multiplication fact practice games is one of the easiest ways to help kids learn their multiplication facts. When kids are having fun, they are able to retain the information they are learning. Because our…

## Four Multiplication Strategies for 3rd-Graders

To help kids understand multiplication, it's important to teach them strategies for how to multiply. Teaching these 4 multiplication strategies for 3rd-graders is essential before having kids memorize facts. Make Equal Groups One of the…

## 3 Fun Resources to Help Kids Practice Multiplication Facts

In 3rd-grade kids start needing to know their multiplication facts. It's the foundation to other skills they'll learn as they get into the higher grades like fractions. When kids practice multiplication facts it should be…

## How to Teach Rounding in 3 Engaging Ways

Rounding can be difficult for students to grasp if they don’t understand place value. After understanding how place value works with rounding, you can teach other strategies to help students.  In this post, I’m sharing how…

## How to Deal with Makeup Work for Students That Are Out for an Extended Amount of Time

When students are out for an extended amount of time, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to handle makeup work. Here are 3 ideas for how to deal with makeup work when kids…