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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. $

Such an adorable riddle to help students remember the differences between mean, median, mode, and range!

My students love these number puzzles. They are a great way to practice different strategies for adding and subtracting two-digit and three-digit numbers. They help students play with decomposing numbers to build addition and subtraction math strategies for second grade.

I have used this method with my own students for well over 5 years, and it has made all the difference. It's all about the color! Once students hav...

Math area and perimeter A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

Laura Candler's Common Core Math Resources - Includes both products and freebies!

Math Coachs Corner: Multiples Card Game Freebie. Math game freebies and tips for using math games in your classroom!

Multiplication Tables Game- combines math and US geography--- could do with addition or subtraction

Helping Students Tackle Word Problems Strategically... Tomorrow my 4th graders will take part one of their math bechmark test. This chart helps to keep them from becoming too overwhelmed, while working their way through word problems.

Math Live - is a fantastic site to use for upper elementary students that has a plethora of cartoon math tutorials on subjects like fractions, multiplication, area and perimeter, tessellations, probability, and a variety of other topics. The glossary section is an amazing collection of math concepts animated for more solid understanding.