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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In my opinion, Remind101.com is technology at its best!! This free service allows teachers to send messages to their students safely and its a great way to minimize excuses like I forgot to complete my homework assignment or the dog ate it!!! Even better, its easy to set up...it literally took me two minutes to register and set up my classes. In addition, you can print instructions for your class as…

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The following posters were downloaded from The Project Maths Development Team

The Project Maths Development Team is a team of experienced teachers of mathematics recruited to provide professional development support to post-primary teachers of mathematics across the country as part of Project Maths. …

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A new method of teaching. Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. So what is it and why is everyone talking about it? Find out the answers in this cool infographic...The Flipped Classroom Infographic:…

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The Gamification of Education Infographic

What is Gamification? It is the use of game design elements in non-game contexts.

Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space.How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students?

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Summer is over and it's a new school year, but realistically, how many students actually want to go back to school? As a parent, I had to listen to the moaning and groaning from my own children on why they have to get up so early and yada yada yada!!! Well, I have some good news...there are companies that provide rewards to students for good grades!!! The best part is their free and what kid wouldn't want a free scoop of ice cream and free tokens to Chuck-e-cheese.…

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I was searching google for 2 hours looking for some freebies on building number sense in my classroom. I came across the following freebie by Kristine Nannini which I hope you enjoy!!! Kristine's blog: www.youngteacherlove.blogspot.com has awesome resources!!! This freebie includes a Monthly Math Facts Log in which students log the date, math fact studied, and how they studied their math fact. Fifth graders are…

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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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