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Addition Strategies - Compensation - Upper elementary place value lesson, pictures, and resources

Addition Strategy: Compensation

Let’s talk about compensation. This is a strategy where you manipulate numbers to create friendly numbers. These friendly numbers are easier to add. Example 1: 87 + 399 You take 1 from 87 and move it to 399 Now you have 86 + 400 86 + 400 = 486 You’ve now made a simpler problem

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Math Activity - Free Math Sorting Activity - Perfect math center or test prep review

How and why to use Math Sorts in Your Classroom (Free Download)

Why use math sorts? Discussions Differentiation Aligned to the standards No-prep FUN! 1. Discussions We constantly tell students to show their work or explain their thinking. Using math sorts weekly will give students practice in putting their thinking into words. Your students will use math vocabulary as they explain how they sorted their cards. They

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3rd Grade Math Centers - Free Math Activities for Math Workshop

The Ultimate Math Centers Bundle (Free Download)

It was my second year of teaching 3rd grade when I decided to move towards a math workshop model. My students were struggling with many math concepts and whole group instruction was not helping. The idea of math centers sounds great, but it can quickly get overwhelming. I’ve listed some problems I faced and also

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Review Types of Angles using Unit Fractions. Types of Angles introduction Activity and Small Group Activity. Free measuring angles resource. Free types of angles bookmark printable

Review Types of Angles using Fractions of a Circle

In this lesson students will review types of angles and review unit fractions. Use a Square Pattern Block When introducing angles, I give each student a square pattern block. We review everything we know about a square. polygon – closed shape with straight lines quadrilateral – 4 sided shape parallelogram – two pairs of parallel

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Introduce decimals using money. Fourth grade decimal introduction lesson or 5th grade decimal review activity.

Using Money to Help you Compare Decimals

In this blog post I will share with you some ideas on how you can use money to introduce decimals. You will also find a free printable you can use during guided math groups to compare decimals. The Standards Below are the standards that are covered in the following activities. 4.NF.7 – I can compare two

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How to organize and plan test prep math centers for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. Math Test-Prep Stations for Math Workshop will help students prepare for end of the year state testing

How to Plan Test Prep Math Centers

It’s around this time of year that things start to get a little stressful. You feel like you have so much to go over and so little time. It won’t do anyone any good to just pick random worksheets to review each day before the big test. That’s not the best way to use your

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