These graphing worksheets and activities are a huge help in my math instruction. I kind of don't have a unit for teaching data analysis and graphing. Technically, I do have one (here it is), but I don't teach it lesson by lesson. Instead, I incorporate the graphing worksheets and

## Multiplying With Area Models and Partial Product

Teaching multiplying with area models and partial product is a major component of fourth grade math. Before teaching multi-digit multiplication there are many concepts that are essential for student success. You can read more about those lessons here. A solid understanding of

## Lessons to Teach BEFORE Introducing Multi-Digit Multiplication

Most curriculums and textbooks make a lot of assumptions. That's especially true in math. For instance, in fourth grade, students jump right in to multiplying a 4-digit number by a one-digit whole number and then multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Years of experience

## Multiplication as a Comparison

Teaching multiplication as a comparison is the second portion of my multiplication unit. I begin the unit by teaching factors and multiples which you can read about here. You can certainly switch the lessons around and begin with multiplication as a comparison,

## Teaching Multiplication

We know teaching multiplication is one of the most important parts of third grade math. The understanding of multiplication sets the stage for almost all other math concepts, and it is critical that students develop a deep and authentic understanding of multiplication.
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## Digital Math Manipulatives

There are so many great options for using digital math manipulatives. However, once school started I quickly realized that while I had access to great digital manipulatives, I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use them. We all know the importance of using math manipulatives in

## Teaching Word Problems

It’s no secret that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems present a considerable challenge to students. Students often rush through word problems and immediately try to find an answer, rather than thinking about the meaning of the problem. Students see

## Strategies For Multiplication

Strategies for multiplication are so important for students. As a math teacher, multiplication facts have always been a source of concern. We know that a deep understanding of multiplication is essential for students, but there is also need for students to have at least a

## Teaching Multi-Digit Multiplication

Is it crazy that I get excited when I begin teaching multi-digit multiplication? Probably. I'll own it. I think it's so fun because it's the first topic I teach that is completely new to students. Place value, rounding, addition, and subtraction are all built off of previous

## Memorizing Multiplication Facts

Teachers agree that memorizing multiplication facts is such a challenging part of elementary school. In fact, I surveyed more than 20,000 teachers about their biggest challenge in math instruction. The most overwhelming response was that their students don’t know their math