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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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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Fourth grade math assessments pinpoint each student's strengths and weaknesses with numbers in base ten - in a fun format! Three parallel sets includes 20 task cards, answer sheets, and corresponding checklists. It's an active, fun way to practice
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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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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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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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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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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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Create a human graph, picture graph, and bar graph of birthdays in the classroom. Students explore graphing vocabulary and purpose - - - and have loads of fun! (This is my favorite back to school math activity! I use it on the first day of school as
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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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Kids learn to think more deeply about factors and multiples with these number of the day sheets. Twenty different cards ask them to decompose a number into its prime factors; list all factors; determine if the number is even, odd, prime, composite,
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Ten pages of daily decimals will help your kids conceptualize and compute numbers in the hundredths. Each sheet asks them to add 0.1, add 0.01, multiply by 10 and 100, write the decimal in words and expanded form, draw on a number line, write as a
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Arrays help kids conceptualize multiples and factors. Three simple but powerful activities build understanding of arrays, factors, multiples, and common multiples. They can be used at the beginning of a unit on factors or as remediation. These
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Five different geometry review games get your students up, involved, and engaged. Practice concepts relating to polygons with Swat, Back, Draw, Head, and/or Pull. No more boring worksheets! Kids love these games! How to Play: Swat - Arrange cards
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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 To launch your unit
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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

Every day in the classroom, I strive to engage each student in challenging, meaningful work. To accomplish this, I use differentiated texts and activities. My students love digging into science experiments and websites, connecting ideas, and exploring with independent learning modules.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm proud to be a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist) and have received three special awards: Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow, Crystal Apple Award Winner, and Lake Central Teacher of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.S. in Elementary Education, a Gifted and Talented Endorsement - all from Purdue University.

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