If your students are confused about carrying and borrowing, this unique way to teach these concepts is just what you need. This dragon themed unit explains how to use pinto beans and Zip Lock bags to show your students, in concrete terms, just what is happening when they carry and borrow. And what about that dreaded process of borrowing across zeroes? This method will make it a snap. The unit covers common core standards in 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade math. $
Math Live is a web site that 3rd-6th grade teachers should look at whenever they are starting a new unit. It’s packed with great TV like episodes in a cartoon format introducing many different math concepts. What’s great is that it introduces math concepts to show how math applies in everyday life. Give it a look and see what you think!