## Most Recent Have your students ever picked the numbers in a word problem and just did something random with them? They may have added when they should have multiplied or subtracted instead of divided. It can get very frustrating when students simply say they don’t know what to do. But what can we do to assist them? ### Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers

Fourth grade students are expected to begin multiplication with fractions. Below is the common core standard. 4.NF.4 – Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number. When introducing this concept, I made sure to connect the equations to repeated addition and how the ‘x’ symbol means ‘groups of’. I shared on my instagram account the following activities I created to review prime and composite numbers with my daughter.  We glued the multiples bookmark along with the prime and composite numbers chart inside her interactive notebook.      If your students need extra help, the following sheets can be place inside sheet protectors and Math Sorts are engaging, standards-aligned math activities that get students talking about math. You can learn all about Math Sorts by visiting this blog post. Math sorts are no-prep activities. These math sorting activities can be completed independently, but it’s important to give students time to explain how they sorted their cards. This can be  