For many years, primary teachers taught fact families. If you look carefully at either the CCSSM or the Texas state standards, the TEKS, you will not see fact families mentioned at all. Why is that? This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you...

Math practice should be engaging for students, and what could be more engaging than connecting math to a charming children’s book? And while we want math to be engaging, let’s not forget that the goal is still to teach math skills, so it also has to be...

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...