If you teach 3rd grade, you know that some students come to your class not knowing their basic addition and subtraction facts. And in 4th and 5th grade, there are students every year that lack mastery of ANY of their basic math facts—addition, subtraction,...

Computational fluency is still a goal for mathematics instruction. What’s changed is how we approach computation. We have shifted from teaching one method—typically the standard algorithm—to a strategy-based approach. Today, I’ve got an easy little game...

Kids learn best when they are engaged and challenged! Luckily, math games have the power to do both! Read on for FREE computation games for grades K-5. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a...

When I learned my basic multiplication facts, it was totally through rote memorization. I might have memorized 6 x 6, knowing immediately that the product is 36, yet when asked about 6 x 7, I would see no connection. I had not memorized that one yet. Fast forward. Our...

Why do our students struggle to understand fractions? A big part of the problem is that fractions are incredibly abstract. If I were to ask you, Which is greater, 1/8 or 1/4? you would likely have an image in your head corresponding to those fractions. Unfortunately,...

Are you looking for new ways to practice subitizing with your Kindergarten or First Grade students? This little math game for subitizing can be used as a whole class activity, at your small group table, or even in a workstation! If you’re not familiar with I...