Math fluency plays a critical role in the upper elementary classroom, and I hope to share some of my favorite strategies with you. No matter what state you teach in, more than likely math fluency is mentioned somewhere in your standards. However, before beginning a blog post on

## Teaching Number Sense Through Math Warm-Ups

Last year, I wrote a blog post solely dedicated to teaching number sense. That post shares a more general overview of what number sense is and why it's important. This post moves directly into ways to improve students' number sense. I've shared some of my favorite ways to use

## Football 3 Act Math Task

Over the past few weeks, I have immersed myself into learning more about 3 act math tasks. I have spent hours reading Robert Kaplinsky, Graham Fletcher, and others to develop my understanding of these tasks. I plan to write an extensive blog post sharing what I've learned and

## Teaching Numberless Word Problems

Anyone who has spent time teaching math has experienced assigning students a word problem and watching them "solve" the problem without even thinking about which operation(s) to use, why they should use that operation, or the meaning of the problem. When I first noticed this, I

## Addition Remediation

After I finish my place value remediation lessons, I begin my lessons for subtraction and addition remediation. I always begin with addition, but I do intermix fact families as I teach addition. This allows subtraction to become a more natural form of computation for students.

## Place Value Remediation

There is a very big difference between getting place value questions correct on a quiz or being able to identify the place value of value of a digit in a number and truly understanding place value. When I begin remediating students in math, I almost always find that the root of

## Math Remediation Strategies

In almost any elementary classroom, there will be at least one student that needs math remediation. Remediation is the process of providing assistance to students who are experiencing difficulties so that they can understand the concept with which they are struggling. Remedial

## Upper Elementary Math Escape Rooms

I cannot tell you how much my students and I LOVE completing math escape rooms. These escape lessons are some of my favorite activities of the entire school year. Now that I have a little experience and practice, it's a cinch for me to prep and set-up, even when using the

## Upper Elementary Math Centers

Whenever I talk to other upper elementary teachers I find that math centers are something teachers either love or hate. There is rarely ever any middle ground when it comes to math centers. When I first started teaching, I tried centers and failed miserably. I didn't use them at

## Teaching Area and Perimeter

My absolute favorite thing to teach in math is area and perimeter. There are SO MANY fun things to do with this topic that keep students active, moving, and engaged. In this post, I've shared some of my favorite methods for teaching area and perimeter. Each of these lessons are

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