# Count The Sands

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 Our current math standards are like building a pyramid - calculus at the top. Early on, we have to lay the foundation.

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Two Step Tango practices the needed prerequisite skills to multi-digit multiplication. I have students that know their facts fairly well, understand the procedure of the Traditional Method of multi-digit multiplication, and remember to carry;
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I made this as a review and warm-up for Middle School students in PreAlgebra and Algebra that struggle with inequalities, as it reviews the basics of what the signs mean and vocabulary. Many developing students that I work with struggle with
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Let's throw six into the mix! is a three page review for times 6. Many students I work with need extra practice with multiplication facts that have 6 as a factor. Although the sheets are ideal for 3rd graders, this times 6 review is great for
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Let's help Devon and Kevin with times seven! is a three page review for multiplication facts of times 7. Myself included, times 7 is usually one of our weakest multiplication fact areas. These three pages give a student the right amount of review in
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I struggled finding a good introduction or basic review for less than and greater than signs, as most material I found jumps into using the signs before knowing what the signs even mean. It is intended for younger students, although it does require
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This one page worksheet provides a way for students to recognize some key multiplication facts while setting a foundation for perfect squares, an important topic in pre-algebra and beyond. It asks students to look for patterns and includes writing
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This one page worksheet reviews key multiplication facts while introducing the concept of a number squared. This worksheet helps students to get the foundations needed to have a successful pre-algebra and algebra experience. Asking students to
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Although it lays the foundation for the higher level concept of squaring a number, the sheet only tests on 3rd grade concepts of multiplication; therefore, it is great for 3rd graders and above. The sheet also involves geometry and area concepts
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Let's be keen and practice times thirteen! is a perfect introduction to times thirteen facts. It is great for advanced and gifted students as well as in STEM schools. Times thirteen gives a chance for 3rd grade teachers to differentiate while
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This one page worksheet allows students to practice and to show that they can comprehend math word problems at a foundational level. It does not actually ask students to calculate nor solve but instead asks students to draw and to explain with words
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This one page worksheet helps prepare students for factoring in algebra by asking students to find factors of numbers that add to a certain sum, i.e. 'find the factors of 6 that add to 5'. Again, this is a hugely important skill for factoring in
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This is a little template, or do-it-yourself layout, so that kids can put together their very own addition facts flip book. I usually let them decorate it however they want and leave it at home or in their desks. I have found these booklets are
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This is a template so that students can make their very own addition facts flip book. This file does not have sums printed so it requires that students fill out the facts in order. Some students seem to be motivated by looking at their own
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This flip book has some of the basic addition facts students need to master, including plus zero, plus one, doubles, doubles plus one, and plus ten. It is a template so that students can cut and color themselves, in hopes of them taking ownership of
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This is a template that allows students to make their very own flip book, using plus zero, plus one, doubles, doubles plus one, and plus ten facts. The sums are printed on this flip book. I use these for struggling students to help them see patterns
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When it comes time to factor in algebra, students have to be able to comfortably, mentally think about sums of factor pairs. For example, to factor x^2+7x+10 into (x+2)(x+5), a student needs to know the factors of 10 that can add to make 7. This
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I have over ten years experience in the classroom and tutoring students. As a director and tutor, I have worked in a variety of tutoring and learning centers. Having the opportunity to work with students one on one shows me where there is room for improvement across the board.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Depends on the student :) But really, I do a lot of clarifying the big picture and also practicing of the details. This allows for success of all types of learners, as it uses both the left and right brain hemispheres. It means that the student will get the skill needed for a successful test right then and also be able to apply that skill again within other topics for years to come.

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B.S., M.Ed.

Because math is cumulative, I make my worksheets and games with the goal of providing additional support for those topics that have room for improvement within our current standards. The intent is that most of the material is not only unique but also necessary for laying a strong foundation for the students to be able to succeed now and next year. Plus, wouldn't it help you out if at the beginning of the year every math student came with no gaps from the previous years and, thus, ready to soar?

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