### Math Story Problem Types Chart

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 under ,

Need help identifying different types of word problems so that the correct basic operation(s) could be applied to get the solution? This is the most complete list I've seen yet! It even gives you specific example word problems for each type. Use it as a poster, anchor chart, or for your own reference.

### Adding & Subtracting Autumn Leaves-Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 under

A favorite product that teaches basic addition and subtraction in the way children think...from the concrete use of manipulatives to 2-dimensional scaffolding with pictures/colors to the abstract computation consisting of symbols and numbers. A great way to get kids to understand these operations and really get to know the basic facts.

### Math Tip Monday Making It Equal Primary Grades

Posted on Nov 08, 2015 under

Here's some easy algebraic concepts with pictures only! So fun! Make and finish equations cut and paste. FREE

### Math Tip Monday Graphic organizer for Addition & Subtraction

Posted on Nov 07, 2015 under

Math Tip Monday. Operations and Algebraic Thinking. This graphic organizer can help students make sense of addition and subtraction word problems. Works especially well with part-part-whole examples.

### Math Tip Monday Odd and Even Play Odd Man Out

Posted on Nov 07, 2015 under

Math Tip Monday (November) Operations and Algebraic Thinking

A great way to introduce odd and even numbers! "Even" always has a partner...."odd" always has an odd man out. A simple little game, complete with colorful game sheet. Help yourself!

### The Main Attraction..Regrouping Addition Board!

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 under

This regrouping addition board has a lot of attraction for students and teachers! It's magnetic, hands-on, and easy to use as a demonstration board (great for small group work..hold up the board to show group how to manipulate parts and nothing will fall off) and as a student "work" board. Terrific way to reveal what's really happening when regrouping in addition.

### A New Topic for Halloween Graphing

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 under ,

Halloween Costume Math.....compare with graphs and fractions.

### Last minute Halloween costume.....transformer! Just like the movie!

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 under , ,

This is such creative genious! Decorate cardboard boxes, hinge them together, put a kid inside....and you've got a moving, changing Transformer. It's like the movie's main character came to life! See the photos here and get the link here to view the video. It's fantastic!

### One to One Count and Match to 10 Manipulative

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 under

### Counting One on One Mirror Activity

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 under

A 2-person collaborative mirrored counting activity which can be done teacher-student, tutor-student, paraprofessional-student, parent-child, older sibling-younger sibling, older student-younger student, skilled peer-unskilled peer. Simple manipulative that can be made from a sentence strip, counters, and velcro.

### Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math.... Education Week ...what do you think?

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 under

"Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math": If math were music, mastering the basic concepts would be like learning scales and leading students through discussions

of open problems would be like playing songs.  Education Week

### Recycling in School

Posted on Sep 08, 2015 under ,

It's your choice! Many recycling projects and activities are listed in this We Are Teachers article. Recycle with Penny Pencil as well!

### Batmath

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 under

A funny and unique way to look at the use of parentheses in math.

### Bar Models and Math Word Problems

Posted on May 29, 2015 under

Mom is 28 years older than Zack.  Mom is 4 years younger than Dad.  Their total age is 84 years.  What is mom's age?

See how to solve this math word problem using a bar model.

### March 17 Math

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 under ,

Let your little leprechauns try their "thinking power" on this free practice sheet designed for St. Patrick's Day and math! Colorful challenging fun.