**Tic Tac Toe and Math Facts Practice. This is a great game for 2 players. The pictures below show (smaller than actual size) what the game boards will look like when printed. …**

I found this great freebie on the web and my students absolutely love it!!! The name of the game is called FACTO and its similar to Bingo, but students have to find the Greatest Common Factor of a number. This games helps students identify greatest common factor. This freebie also contains other factor fun activities as well. I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine did!!!

FACTO: …

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Integrating technology in your classrooms could really help special needs and autistic students reach their full potential. IIt is an excellent tool for differentiating instruction because you can use apps that are geared toward corresponding math concepts. You can place students in small groups according to their needs. For example, some students may need practice or reinforcement, while another may need enrichment activities with that concept.

Apps: …

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This is a really cool activity to do with your child at the dinner table after they are done eating of course! The following activity could help increase your child's spatial reasoning skills.

These fun puzzles are…

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This is a fun activity you can do with your child to reinforce geometry concepts learned and for them to connect its relevancy to the real world. This activity involves the use of a camera, a little lighthearted laughter, and of course you the parent!!! The fun begins when you or friends start scrambling to see who can find the most examples of geometry in the…

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In my opinion, teaching students math procedurally is mundane and lacks relevance. 21st Century students have so much to look forward to when they get home: Facebook, Nintendo, Wii, PSP, DSI, etc. Consequently, their thoughts are consumed by these possessions. However, with the right delivery and an engaging activity that requires them to think and actually discover…

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This is my second year teaching 6th grade math and was a big adjustment for me, but the kids are so sweet. I don't want to teach another prep ever!!! On the downside, it's not my choice! :-( I have to go wherever I'm needed... I will suck it up because I'm a team player! I'm used to teaching regular but now I'm teaching regular plus I have an ESOL class. I taught my students divisibility yesterday and was searching the web for a…

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Geometry Bingo: Teach your students all about shapes with a bingo game. Players have to find a variety of lines, 2 dimensional shapes and solid shapes to win the game…

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**Tic Tac Toe and Math Facts Practice. This is a great game for 2 players. The pictures below show (smaller than actual size) what the game boards will look like when printed. …**

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Multiplication War

1 deck of playing cards (without face cards) for each pair of students

** ****Directions**

- On player shuffles and divides…

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I found the following game on the internet and my students absolutely loved it...heck...they didn't even know they were actually working. Thank you Guided-math.com!

__Materials:__

-two dice

*I use special overhead dice, so the kids can see the…

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The **greatest common factor**, or **GCF**, of two or more integers (...,-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ...) is the largest natural number (1, 2, 3, ...) that will divide evenly into all of the integers a natural number of times.

It is important to note the word __common__ embedded in the term *greatest common factor*. This implies, of course, that the two numbers have something in common. This concept can best be seen by making factor trees. Make factor trees for the two numbers…

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__Least Common Multiple (LCM or lcm) Notes__

The multiples of a number are what you get when you **multiply it by other numbers** (if you multiply it by 2,3,4,5, etc). Just like the multiplication table.

**Strategy 1**

**List the multiples** of each number (multiply by 2, 3, 4, etc.) then look for the smallest number that appears in each list.

**Example**: Find the lcm for 5, 6, and 15.

- First list the…

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This year I am using manipulatives to engage my math students and have noticed they not only discover the concepts and its relevancy to the real world but they actually find math fun!! Several students have written personal notes to me expressing their excitement and newfound love for math. One student wrote me a poem: “Roses are red violets are blue math is so fun that you would like it too. I feel so happy and so glad that I am ready to fight the FCAT." I was thrilled and over joyed when I…

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Salman Khan and Google's YouTube are joining forces to search for the next online educator to take the world by storm with his/her powerful and engaging presence in front of the camera. The program,…

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**Scholastic Instructor has compiled a list just for teachers of Giveaways, Contests, and Grants:**

**September Finds**

**1. Think Outside the Classroom**

Schools…

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I found this awesome freebie on divisibility rules on Google and just had to share. My kids absolutely loved this activity! On of my students placed a not in my comment box that said, "I think today's lesson was really fun and great today. I loved it." with a cute smiley face. It made my day and that's why I do what I do....Now I'm sharing it with you!!!! This activity focuses on Number sense and students determine and explain why a number is divisible by 2, 3, 4,…

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**NEA Grants**– The National Education Association offers multiple grants to public school educators throughout the nation, as well as information on other available grants.**Education Week**– Education Week's grant index is one of the most comprehensive grants…

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This month, we are giving away a **$25 Gift Card of your choice from Giftcardmall.com-** Our drawing for the gift…

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The purpose of this article is to positively foster parent involvement that will positively impact student achievement.

1. **Encouragement**

**How might I support my child in mathematics?**

- Let your child know that all students can be successful in mathematics.
- Encourage your child to think of math problems as puzzles or games.
- Don’t underestimate
__your own__mathematical…

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Math Word Walls

Mathematics Word Walls are to be active and built upon. Words are to be posted as they are introduced in the day’s lesson. Mathematics spirals and students need to explore multiple exposures to important concepts and…

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Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 0 .

Answer:

A dozen, a gross, and a score,

plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

**Presentation Suggestions:**

Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

**The Math Behind the Fact:**

It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.

**Resources:**

Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.

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