### Math = Art

November 6, 2010

A different approach to introduce your elementary students to multiplication is to combine it with art.

### Newspaper Activity for Math

November 6, 2010

Have students look through the newspaper classified ads for 5 to 10 numbers (depending on grade level) between 1,000 and 25,000. Put them in order   >>>

### Keeping Math Problems Straight

November 6, 2010

Graph paper solves a simple alignment issue.

### Your Clock is a Teaching Assistant

November 6, 2010

As long as we have analog clocks on the wall, we’d better make use of those hands going around and around.

### Problem Solving: The Twelve Days of Christmas

November 6, 2010

Students will use different problem-solving strategies, and creative writing, in association with Brian Wildsmith’s song.

### Apple Estimation

November 6, 2010

The student will use estimation, calculation of percentages and subjective-reasoning skills.

### How To Be A Good Secretary When Doing Long Division

November 6, 2010

Require that students show their work when doing long division.

### OREO Day

November 6, 2010

It’s almost Pavlovian in nature, and sure to make your students’ mouths drool. It’s OREO Day!

### Remembering Units of Measure

November 6, 2010

From first grade all the way into high school math, these basics are taught, but not always remembered. To help your students with this fundamental, you may try everything from spoken and written reminders to three-dimensional examples. Here are some suggestions that may make your job a little easier.

November 6, 2010

We’ve all heard of the different tricks that can help students learn their multiplication tables. Learn a few tricks here and contribute to the conversation if you know some tricks of your own.

### In Your Face Math Facts

November 6, 2010

Change a student’s “name” for the day, by making it the answer to a secret question… the question is displayed on an index card that is safety pinned to the student’s chest.

### Capacity Song

November 6, 2010

Music makes everything better – and easier to learn and remember. Students will be able to identify all equivalent measurements of capacity by singing this song each day!

### Playing Card Facts

November 6, 2010

Students will increase their basic math fact knowledge and response time by playing a card game similar to “War.”

### Friday the 13th: That (un)Lucky Day

November 6, 2010

Activities for working with the number 13.