## Decimal Escape Activity

This decimal escape activity is a math lesson your students won’t forget. To be over-the-top cheesy, some might say it’s out of this world! In the decimal escape, students must work together to escape from outer space. To escape, students unlock a series of locks to acquire the extra fuel from the international space station. […]

## Geometry Escape Room Activity

This geometry escape room activity is a perfect way to end your upper elementary geometry unit! In this activity students work together to escape from a zoo where all the animals are out of their cages. To escape, students use clues and codes to unlock a series of locks to find the key that allows

## Measurement Escape Activity

This measurement escape is a culminating activity for the fourth grade measurement standards. In the activity, students must work together to escape from a coral reef. To escape, students must unlock a series of locks to find their way out of the reef. There are multiple versions of this activity to meet your classroom needs.

## Hands-On Place Value

I like to start the year off with hands-on place value activities, because place value is the foundation for all other math concepts. It’s important to spend time on place value to ensure students are prepared for more challenging concepts. These place value activities and practice pages can be printed as a booklet and area

## Converting Measurements Worksheets and Activities

Converting measurements worksheets and activities are often hard to squeeze in to your math instruction. This topic is often taught toward the end of the school year, and we all know how easy it is to run out of time before testing-especially in math. It’s important to get as much out of your converting measurement

## Measuring Angles Worksheets & Activities

You can really be creative with your measuring angles worksheets and activities. It’s a math concept that lends itself to hands-on and engaging lessons. Of course, reading a protractor can be challenging for students, so they will need practice working with a protractor. In this post, I’ve shared some of my favorite measuring angles worksheets,

## Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Teaching fractions greater than one (mixed numbers to improper fractions) shouldn’t be an isolated part of your fraction unit. Instead, fractions greater than one should be embedded in your fraction instruction. This post includes some of my favorite lessons for teaching mixed numbers to improper fractions (and the reverse). Fractions Greater Than One For instance,

## Geometry Worksheets & Activities

When teaching upper elementary math, it’s important that geometry worksheets and activities are more than memorizing geometric terms. Of course, these geometry terms are important, but our instruction shouldn’t stop there. Students need time to explore and engage with multiple geometry concepts to develop a strong foundational understanding of geometry. Geometry Vocabulary I’ve found that

## Teaching Fraction Sense

Rather than titling this post “Teaching Fraction Sense”, I might should have titled it “Teaching FOR Fraction Sense” as it’s not something that is taught in a few fraction lessons. Instead, it has to be developed over time. Number sense has become a critical topic among elementary math teachers. However, the importance of number sense

## Fraction Games

Fraction games are a great way to provide engagement and learning support for students. When I think back to how I taught fractions my first few years of teaching, I wish I could go back and apologize to my former students. Yes, I taught the necessary lessons and my students appeared to understand fractions, but

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