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View by Month: 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 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 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 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 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 