The concept of less than one is huge in 5th grade. It shows up in fractions and decimals. I find it to be very important to give real word examples and manipulatives to solidify the concept of less than one. Before we began talking about decimals, I wanted to make sure my students had the […]
In a perfect world, students would enter a new grade level having already mastered all standards from previous grades. In this imperfect World, we can’t reteach every previous standard. We can, however, make sure our students have their basic fact fluencies. These standards are the key to future success in math. Without a strong […]
Multiply 2 digit numbers using 3 strategies. Once introducing the strategies, students can choose a method that works for their learning style. The following photos come from a PowerPoint I made to help introduce the methods. Multiply 2 Digit Numbers: Traditional Algorithm Most adults are familiar with the traditional method for multiplying multi-digit numbers. This […]
I linked up my classroom reveal with some linkies today and discovered ThingLink on iTeachSTEM. How cool is this? Just hover over the picture to read notes on details in the picture. If you didn’t see my Classroom Reveal, check it out here.
As education continues to see budget cuts, one of the first things cut is art. Art is seen as something extra that isn’t necessary. Teachers are told to focus on Common Core Standards and critical thinking. There just isn’t time for things like art. This week, I had the incredible opportunity to witness a conversation […]