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Easy Prep 3rd Grade Math Games

Easy Prep 3rd Grade Math Games that Make Learning Fun

Are you a third grade teacher looking for additional math resources for this year? This round up of 3rd grade math games features some of my classroom favorites. I love to use math games in class to work on number sense and build fact fluency. I also like to use games to give students computation practice in an engaging way. Each of these games is easy to prep- often just print and go or assign

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40 Free Tens Frames Google Slides activities with roll and add

Roll & Build Digital Tens Frames Practice

This last year has brought significant changes to education. The classroom has been reimagined. I don’t know what things will look like when all is said and done, but in the meantime, what we use to reach students is vastly different than ever before. I’ve spent a lot of time creating digital resources, and trying to fill the gaps between what’s available and what teachers need for students. This free digital tens frames template and

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Building Number Sense

The Why & How of Number Sense

 “If you are a parent of a child in the K-12 system, there is today just one thing you should ensure your offspring has mastered in the math class by the time they graduate: number sense.”  Dr. Keith Devlin, mathematician at Stanford University   Number sense is the single best indicator of students’ success in math.  It is critical in the Common Core State Standards in math, and is the reason curriculum companies have built

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9 Activities for Building Place Value and Number sense in the middle grades with base ten blocks

Building Place Value and Number Sense Skills

When I was an interventionist looking at our schoolwide data, I noticed something in our students’ math data.  The students in third grade that scored lowest in math overall on our benchmark testing (NWEA’s MAP test), were the lowest scoring in the place value and number sense sub-domain. As time has gone on, I’ve continued to see that trend- that the lowest achieving students in math, tend to have poor number sense. Here are some

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When I’m busy, you win!

I’ve been busy as a bee the last few days.  Bizzy.  Bizzy.  Bizzy.  I found my mojo, I kept my ADD in check (self-diagnosed, of course).  And I finished up two ideas I’ve had in my head, because no idea should be stuck in that craziness. First, I fiiiiiinally finished the final set of my 3rd grade story problems so I could upload and bundle.  Sheesh! It feels like I’ve been working on these forever.

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