# Operations

## Multiple Multiplication Representations Games

Circles and Stars is a classic multiplication game. You roll a dice and draw that many circles. You roll the dice again, and you draw that many stars in each…

## New Twist on Number of the Day

Out into classrooms again today! This time I landed in the 2nd-grade classroom of Doug Bremmer. Incredibleย teacher! I really loved how he did Number of the Day. The number of…

## A Plethora of Math Anchor Charts

Today, it’s my pleasure to showcase the beautiful and creative anchor charts of Keisha Charles. ย Keisha is a 2nd grade teacher at my school, and her anchor charts are pure…

## Analyzing Math Mistakes

Look at the following multiplication problems and see if you can tell why each one produced the wrong answer. I’ll wait… FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 Okay, so did…

## CRA Takes the Mystery Out of Multiplication

I got to spend time with my 3rd grade tutorial group this afternoon (LOVE Mondays and Thursdays), and we were working on 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication.ย  They have been struggling…

## Finding Factors and Common Factors

A skill that 5th-grade kiddos have trouble with is finding factors. There’s a couple of reasons for that. First, if kids aren’t strong with their multiplication facts, finding factors is…

## Tackling Tough Math Word Problems

There’s no doubt that our students are seeing tougher word problems on state math accountability tests. In Texas, our students take the STAAR test, and the current version is much…