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I know this is growing out of control, and lucky for you, I kept the price at $9.95; consider this a bargain! • Recently added: Why you should NOT make your students draw fractions (they'll stink at it no matter how hard they try), and an excellent
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What goes better with equivalent fractions than ZOMBIES! Each of these ghouls represents a fraction; surrounding them are equivalent fractions that are missing a numerator or denominator. Alas, one of them is a ZOMBIE and cannot be completed! For
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NEW AND IMPROVED! See below..... Here's the deal: your student get a set of plans for a building using Snap Cubes or Multi-Link Cubes, which includes the top, front, and side view; they have to construct the building that goes with it. Ranges from
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From the same wiseguy who brought you "Fractions: You're Teaching It Wrong," "Multiplication: You're Teaching It Wrong (and you really don't have to...), among other deals, I now present unto you, "Division: Take My Word For It, You're Teaching It
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Do you have pattern blocks? Traditionally, we know the triangles as sixths, rhombi as thirds and trapezoids as halves. But what if we changed this a bit? Suppose the trapezoid was not 1/2, but 1/4? What would that make the green triangles? What
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In this activity, students build a device that allows them to classify angles as acute, obtuse, right, straight and reflex, and estimate their measures using "landmark angles." The template can be cut out and assembled in about 8 minutes using
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UPDATED 2/27/15: By request, the game now comes in color! Enjoy! Help develop your students' understanding of area and perimeter using this fun and easy game. Students take turns picking a game from the pile which specifies a specific area or
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UPDATED DECEMBER 8, 2016: Shout out & props to my 6th Grade Student "Leo' for bringing this up! Leo and I were discussing the problem 5 ÷ 1 1/2. As we worked together, we came up with 2 solutions, both of which were correct! Read the new
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Multiplication seems like such a simple topic to teach: we show our students a few examples, like 6 plates of 5 cookies, and next thing you know, we're moving on to memorizing the multiplication facts. Bad Idea. Multiplication is one of the
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You've got the links, here are 75 different pattern puzzles for you to print out in full color, complete with answers. Set them up as math centers by putting the solutions on the back of the problem, use them as "problem of the day" or send them
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I can guarantee that you will teach and assess multiplication facts more efficiently after implementing the recommendations made in this packet. You're probably teaching and assessing the same way you learned when you were a kid: flash cards, mad
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This is a fun activity I whipped up for my 5th grade teachers: basically, it helps students understand the relationship between surface area and volume of a solid by seeing that it is possible to remove cubes from a solid without affecting its
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Number Sense is an important component of a child's ability to learn and understand mathematics. However, number sense in the early grades is more than matching a numeral to a quantity: it is also having a "feel" for how numbers compare to one
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Here's the task: Put the following fractions in order from least to greatest: 3/7, 1/5, 5/6, 4/7, 7/8, 1/9 and 12/13 Would your students be comfortable doing this task, or would they groan and give up? Would you want your students to attempt this
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Did you ever think the Metric System, also known as S.I. (Systeme Internationale) could be fun? Well, this activity is more fun than you can shake a stick at: download this product and your students can create a metric identity card, which includes
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This is a game that helps your kids do two different things at once: first, they can practice multi-digit multiplication (1 x 2, 2 x 2 and 1 x 3), AND, more important than anything else, they can work on their estimation skills. They also have to do
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Here’s what I’m throwing down in this activity: many of us are teaching surface area and volume of rectangular prisms, but other than memorizing a set of formulas, our students are not getting a whole lot out of it. Of course, you can blame
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Aspiring architects have the chance to draw building plans from 3-dimensional sculptures, which can be created using Snap Cubes, Unifix or Multi-Link Cubes. There are 12 different challenges which require students to look at buildings and then
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Are you still teaching Roman numerals? Really? Are you still living in the XIIIth century, or what? Us XXIst century teachers know that in order to teach Roman numerals, you have to have a little bit o' fun added. This packet is the best way to do
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I designed this for the first grade teachers at the schools where I work: they wanted something some kind of "morning warmup" for their kids which would be based on a "daily number." So, I took the name of "Our Daily Bread" bakery that used to be in
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Now in my 31st year teaching mathematics to kids, teachers, parents, administrators and confused subway riders in NYC.

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Math is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get!

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Teacher of the Galaxy Award, given by members of the Remulon 8 School Committee

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B.A., Brown University, 1982 M.S. CUNY Brooklyn College, 1982, Elementary Education, specializing in mathematics.

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