Brenda Kovich

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Customary measurement practice can be fun! Take your students on a mathematical adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk. As the fairy tale unfolds, situations involving customary measurement must be solved. Students will encounter problems involving
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Parallel place value activities and assessments differentiate for two levels: basic and advanced. Posters, hands-on activities, games, and practice sheets move students to mastery of multi-digit numeration. Now you can teach one lesson to reach two
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Math Facts Baseball Game is a proven method for motivating students to learn their math facts. Divide your class into two teams and let the competition begin. Batter up! Each inning of the game consists of four 36-problem timed tests: addition,
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Three parallel sets of parallel whole number task cards give kids plenty of practice ~ and pinpoint each student's strengths and weaknesses with numbers in base ten. Each set includes 20 task cards, answer sheets, and corresponding checklists. It's
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Help Santa figure out some perimeter and area problems! Two packets of problems (beginning and challenging) make differentiation a snap. Kids will love these real-world Christmas math activities. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these
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Do your students need practice explaining their mathematical reasoning? This set of 36 problem cards asks students to answer questions relating to whole number numeration and construct viable arguments for their responses. What’s Included: • 6
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Who in the world discovered pi? Help your students understand that people from all over the world have worked for thousands of years to understand this elusive number. This is a great activity for Pi Day (March 14th) or any day! Each student
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Helping kids name factors of numbers from one through one hundred is hard work. Grab these handy cards, sheets, and Venn diagram to give your students the conceptual practice they need. These worked in my classroom, and they’ll work in yours
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These beginning of year math assessment task cards, answer sheets, and checklists pinpoint your students’ strengths and weaknesses with numbers in base ten. They’re an active, fun way to collect data at the beginning of the year. The cards address
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Help your students hit the ball out of the park with multiplication facts! This baseball-themed set of parent letters, strategy sheets, and grids uses proven strategies to help children learn their times tables. What’s Included: • Parent Letters –
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Adding and subtracting unlike fractions has never been so much fun! These elf-themed task cards will get your students motivated to practice. You can use them with the whole class, small groups, or individual students. What’s Included: • 12 task
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Take graphing to a whole new level! This powerful sequence of activities asks students to complete a human graph, picture graph, and bar graph of birthdays in the classroom. They explore vocabulary and graph purpose - - - and have loads of fun!
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Help your students find standard measurement equivalents using two-column tables. Kids employ multiplicative reasoning to record relative sizes of customary measurement units. Then they use the tables to convert customary units (inches, feet, and
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These number of the day sheets are for big kids! Twenty cards ask older students to decompose a number into its prime factors; list all factors; determine if the number is even, odd, prime, composite, and/or square; and list some multiples of the
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Your students can use this handy grid to find factors, identify prime and composite numbers, explore common factors and the Greatest Common Factor, and more! It provides a great confidence-booster as students learn to reduce fractions to lowest
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Shhh! Don't tell them that they're finding pi. Let them discover this special number themselves. This one-page printable sheet asks students to measure the circumference and diameter of ten circular items, record, then divide the circumference by
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This fun freebie asks students to demonstrate their ability to write a multi-digit whole number in standard form, words, and expanded form using their personal numbers. What’s a personal number? Everyone has one! It’s your birthday! This simple
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Prime factorization is the key to finding factors. You can teach prime factorization through factor trees or the ladder method - - - or both! What’s Included: • two-page factor tree worksheet • two-page ladder method worksheet Would you like
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Time flies when you're having fun! I've taught fourth grade for more than 30 years and love it more now than ever. My mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials for my classroom and yours.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Enjoy teaching! How? Engage students in challenging, meaningful work. My students enjoy exploring, digging deeper, and connecting content to big ideas. Technology tools, such as PowerPoint presentations, Internet sites, and You Tube videos, make learning fun. For specific ideas, visit my blog, Enjoy Teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow (1989) National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist (1996 and 2006) Crystal Apple Award Winner (1999) Lake Central Teacher of the Year (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education, Purdue University (1981) M.S. in Elementary Education, Purdue University Calumet (1987) Gifted and Talented Endorsement, Purdue University (1988)

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Indiana State Curriculum Map Writer, Grade 5 Math (2010) Indiana High Ability Curriculum Project, Literacy Grade 4 (2011) LearnZillion Dream Team, Constructed Response Grades 3-5 (2012) Teachers pay Teachers (2013-present)

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