"What does it mean to drag and drop?" "Where do I type my answer?" "What do I do when I'm done?" Questions just like these can come up when students are getting familiar with digital activities. This is especially true after a whole summer away from educational technology. Using digital math centers in the elementary classroom may seem like a no-brainer to most of ... Read More

## Digital Math Tools (Free)

Having students use math tools and resources is a great way to scaffold and support their understanding of math skills, while also teaching them to use the tools they have available to solve problems. This blog post will share the digital version of my free printable math tools (which you can find by clicking here) as well as and practice questions to help you and your ... Read More

## Free Digital Math Activities for Multiplication

Digital math activities can be so much more than just entering an answer in a text box. In fact, digital math activities can be "hands-on" just like math centers. This post will share one of my new favorite digital math activities: Mystery Pictures (with free basic multiplication practice ones to use right away)! About the Digital Math Mystery Image Activities To ... Read More

## Free Decimals Review Task Cards

Decimals can be tricky for some students. To help, I use re-teaching as needed and regular review. An easy teaching resource to use for review and re-teaching are task cards. This post shares a free set of decimal task cards that reviews 5th grade decimal skills, along with ideas for using this decimals review with 4th and 6th grade students. Using the Free Decimals ... Read More

## Free Fractions Review Task Cards

Fractions are always one of those tricky skills that need lots of strong instruction, spiral review, and re-teaching/remediation. I always found that frontloading 3rd and 4th grade fractions review helped my 5th graders master grade level skills. This post will share a free set of fraction task cards that you can use in 3rd-5th grade (depending on your needs - more ... Read More

## Free Math Intervention Activities for Grades 3-5

Sometimes, our students in 4th and 5th grade have gaps in their learning or they need to work on their math fluency. These gaps can often hold them back with grade level skills. On this post, you will find a few free math intervention activities (and I will be adding more throughout the year) to provide additional instruction and intervention to your students with those ... Read More

## Free Math Tools for K-5

Being a classroom teacher for seven years taught me the importance of having tools or references for my student to use while they were working independently or in small groups. In the regular classroom, those tools were often anchor charts and students' interactive notebooks. However, after spending a few years in support positions where I "pushed in" or "pulled out" to ... Read More

## Free Error Analysis Math Printables for Multi-Step Word Problems

One of my (and my students') favorite math centers and activities is definitely the Find the Error math activity that requires the students to analyze example work to find and explain the error made by the "student". On this post, I will share how you can get multi-step error analysis math tasks for free! Why Use Error Analysis in Math? Error analysis is when ... Read More

## Free Decimal Word Problems Sort

Word problems are something I incorporate into my instruction all year to best help my students succeed with them. I also like to use a variety of engaging resources and strategies so it doesn't get boring and monotonous. On this post, I will share some general tips for teaching decimal word problems and a free decimal word problems sort. Tips for Teaching Decimal ... Read More

## Free Rounding Activities | Rounding Whole Numbers & Rounding Decimals

Rounding whole numbers and rounding decimals (if taught correctly using visuals and not tricks) is one of those skills that I love to teach. It is fairly easy for all of my students to master it and find success. So, I always enjoy using this skill to push and challenge their thinking further. This post will share two simple but higher-level rounding activities that will ... Read More

## Fraction Word Problems | Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Word problems + fractions = a lot of struggle for many students. Especially when you throw in new concepts like multiplying and dividing fractions. Those fraction word problems are always pretty tricky for my students. The first year that I taught multiplying and dividing fractions, I really had to spend some time breaking down the concepts myself in order to best help my ... Read More

## Word Problem Strategies : Analyzing Word Problems with Free Organizers/Mats

Word problems used to be the bane of my existence as a new teacher. Thankfully, I learned new strategies and resources to help me implement and teach word problem strategies all year. To be honest, teaching word problems all year was the ONE thing that I did that had the greatest impact (if you are interested in more information about word problems and how I teach them, ... Read More