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On January 10th, 2018, Donald Trump reached a milestone by telling his 2000th lie after being sworn in as President of the United States. This activity uses that fact, which was documented by the Washington Post, to develop the concept of ratios,
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Okay, phrens, you're teaching your students how to round numbers and this is what you are NOT going to do: "Students, today we're going to learn how round numbers to the nearest hundreds. To round a number to the hundreds, start by placing your
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This is a set of lesson plans with an awesome set of 10 different "Mystery Number" activities. Seriously, do you want a FECKING GOOD way to transform what appears to be a really boring lesson ("Here's how you round off two digit numbers, kiddies!')
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This activity came about because my students get really bored with rounding off decimals for no particular reason. I’m sure you’ve seen these dumb “exercises” where kids get a bunch of random numbers and then are told to round them off to the
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This is a collection of ten different four-step mysteries where students have to work backwards (if you'll pardon the pun...) Instead of just taking a number and rounding it off to the nearest hundredth, tenth and unit (which is just soooooo
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Howdy Phrens! This is a set of phecking great activities that your 2nd - 4th graders are going to love! The first is a game called "Take 2, Make 4" which involves taking 2 digit cards and making a 2 digit number and then adding or subtracting 10,
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This is the same as Number Logic Puzzles Silly Creatures with a Chanukah holiday theme, which should really motivate your students! This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them some
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Here's the deal: you want your students to practice rounding off numbers so you give them one of these rando "worksheets" with lots of numbers saying "round off to the nearest ten," "round off to the nearest hundred," yadda yadda yadda and they do
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Here's the deal: you want your students to practice rounding off numbers so you give them one of these rando "worksheets" with lots of numbers saying "round off to the nearest ten," "round off to the nearest hundred," yadda yadda yadda and they do
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Subtraction is a much more complex operation to understand, because it can be used to solve problems involving three different situations. Whereas addition is the joining of two or more quantities, subtraction could be removal, comparison or finding
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Okay, you covered “odd” and “even” number with your students and they now know that all even numbers have a 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in the ones place (they don’t “end” with those digits, because numbers don’t have a “beginning” or “end,” they have “places”)
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This is an activity I tried out on my second graders and it was dope: the idea is that while students know "how" to subtract, they don't know all the cool properties of subtraction that make it unique and distinct from addition. In this activity,
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This is a set of 9 Christmas/Holiday themed math mystery puzzles. As you know, one of the things I have always advocated is giving children math problems that are interesting and challenging. I know, I know, this flies directly in the face of
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This is a collection of 8 different Christmas/Winter Holiday Themed "matrix addition" puzzles which use funky symbols as clues to figure out the answers. They were designed for 2nd graders, but you could use them with advanced first graders, or just
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This is the same as Number Logic Puzzles Silly Creatures with a Christmas holiday theme, which should really motivate your students! This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them
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This is the same as Number Logic Puzzles Silly Creatures with a winter theme, which should really motivate your students! This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them some fun
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This is a winter themed variation of Silly Creatures Number Logic Puzzles, a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and features 2 kinds of objects to decipher. This version involves three different objects to
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This is a sequel to Silly Creatures Number Logic Puzzles, a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and features 2 kinds of objects to decipher. This version involves three different objects to interpret, which will
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This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them some fun working logically - and because this is something you purchased from me, your kids will also have a chance to make their own
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This is a fun little booklet that your students can put together in about 3 minutes and we’ll really give them some fun working logically - and because this is something you purchased from me, your kids will also have a chance to make their own
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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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