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Word problems don't have to be scary and confusing. These 3rd grade mixed word problems are extremely effective at helping students dig deep into understanding how to solve word problems! The pages are in a journal format and require students to use
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Problem Solving
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.3
\$5.58
115 ratings
4.0
No Prep Christmas Math: Multi-Step Word ProblemsThis Christmas math print and go problem-solving packet for grade 4 will ease the stress of this busy time of year! This packet is a super resource for fun, yet meaningful Christmas themed math word
Subjects:
Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.C.5
\$5.41
87 ratings
4.0
48 Differentiated Multi-Step Word Problem Task Cards 4th GradeDo your students “get” the computation but when they have to apply it in a word problem they're confused and not sure of themselves? Engage your students with these ⭐ 48 self-checking
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
\$5.21
62 ratings
4.0
No Prep - End of the Year Activities: 3rd Grade End of the Year Math Word ProblemsIs it possible to have your kids still excited about learning and working at the end of the year? Yes! Engage your third graders with this no prep end of the year math
Subjects:
Math, Problem Solving, End of Year
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8
\$4.62
81 ratings
4.0
Thanksgiving Activities for Math - Second Grade Word ProblemsCommon Core - Print and Go!These addition and subtraction fall word problems have a fabulous format that requires students to use equations, visual representations, and words in a graphic
Subjects:
Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1
\$5.04
51 ratings
4.0
Solving word problems doesn't have to be scary for students. These word problems have a graphic organizer that will help your students truly understand word problems and give them confidence in solving them! ⭐ The pages require students to use
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Problem Solving
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
\$5.94
47 ratings
4.0
Save 30% with this BUNDLE of ready-to-go word problems!Engage your students with this bundled set of *138* multi-step, differentiated, word problems. Students complete multi-step processes with ALL operations. Each word problem challenges students
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8
\$39.91
\$29.35
63 ratings
4.0
Bundle
Thanksgiving Word Problems for Third Grade Differentiated This Thanksgiving math print and go problem-solving packet will ease the stress of this busy time of year! This packet is a super resource for fun, yet meaningful Thanksgiving themed math
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8
\$5.43
34 ratings
4.0
No Prep Christmas Word Problems: Those hectic days before the holidays don't have to be stressful! This Christmas math print and go problem-solving packet will ease the stress of this busy time of year! It is a super resource for fun, yet
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8
\$5.43
50 ratings
4.0
Thanksgiving Word Problems Scavenger Hunt Fun Solve the RoomThese fun and engaging Thanksgiving word problems will be a lifesaver on the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday. This scavenger hunt activity is great for days when your students are
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
\$6.48
48 ratings
4.0
End of The Year Activities - {No Prep} 4th Grade MathEnd of Year Math Around the Room scavenger hunt! So much fun for kids and super EASY for YOU at this very busy time of the year! Just print and use.★ Students are up and moving while still being
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, End of Year
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NF.B.3d, 4.NF.B.4c
\$4.00
39 ratings
4.0
These third grade word problems with a winter theme will help your students truly understand word problems! The pages require students to use equations, visual representations, and words in a graphic organizer format. Kids often find it hard to
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Winter
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.D.8
\$5.43
41 ratings
4.0
Solving word problems doesn't have to be scary and confusing for students. These addition and subtraction word problems have a graphic organizer that will help your students truly understand word problems and give them confidence in solving them!
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Winter
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1
\$5.04
33 ratings
4.0
Thanksgiving Activities: Thanksgiving Math Word Problems First Grade Common Core - Print and Go! Enrich your addition and subtraction unit with this fun and engaging resource! Word problems using addition and subtraction within 20 are ★aligned to
Subjects:
Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2
\$4.60
27 ratings
4.0
Christmas Math:Build a Word Problem ♥ Why You’ll L-O-V-E it: • “My kids loved this! (And so did I!) … They keep asking if they can do another one, with more nouns, more numbers, more operations… "Can we add new numbers like fractions and decimals,
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
\$8.46
11 ratings
4.0
Early Finishers Build-a-Word-Problem Spring Theme Math Center Over 19,000 word problem options! You will never hear early finishers say, “What do I do now?”, again! Plus use student generated word problems from this resource, and you will always
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Spring
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7, 3.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 5.OA.A.1
\$4.95
9 ratings
4.0
Saint Patrick's Day Math - Problem Writing Math Center ✎Very effective for helping students deepen understanding for analyzing test questions! This Saint Patrick's Day Math resource is so much fun while still being very "meaty"! It focuses on the
Subjects:
Math, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
\$4.95
6 ratings
4.0
Money Word Problems don't have to be "hard" or boring. These 36 word problems are in a fun store-like, real-world setting that makes them very effective and powerful! Students love to "visit" Callie's Candy Store (up to \$1.00) and Brody's Bakery
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Tools for Common Core
2nd, 3rd
Types:
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
\$4.52
9 ratings
4.0
No Prep Winter Math: Multi-Step Word Problems:Word problems don't have to be scary and confusing. These mixed word problems are extremely effective at helping students dig deep into understanding how to solve word problems! Each problem requires
Subjects:
Word Problems, Problem Solving, Winter
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.C.5
\$5.41
4 ratings
4.0
November Word Problems - Spin-A-Word Problem - Addition Subtraction - Your kids will actually love solving word problems with this fun resource that gives them a different way to think about word problems! And, YOU will have a never-ending supply of
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.D.7
\$3.60
5 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught all elementary grade levels from PK through 5th. I have experience as a teacher, math coach, gifted coordinator, curriculum developer, and educational consultant. Most of my experience is teaching math... and I LOVE it! Find out all about me on my Blog: Sum Math Fun

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want each of my students to grow into having the same passion and enthusiasm for math and learning that I do. I want that passion and enthusiasm to be contagious. I know that if I can help students believe in themselves, they will have more positive attitudes. We will have fun and learn at the same time. I use hands-on lessons and activities, focused direct instruction, and lots of practice and patience! I love the "A-ha" moment when a student discovers something for himself-especially when it's the same thing I've already "taught" him!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded the Eisenhower grant for mathematics teaching. Through this grant, I attended classes at Rice University. I have presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conferences, given frequent PD in my school district, and have done consulting work for other school districts.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunities that I have. Thank you to all of my wonderful co-workers in my past and present. I continue to learn and grow from each of you every day!

A huge thank you to Carmen of Love Teach and Learn for my rotating quote box, side banner, and leaderboard. :) Love, Teach, and Learn