**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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- Looking for some extra math practice? look no further....We have compiled a list of the best…

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Math Misconceptions from Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding

Constructivist learning theory- Makes the assumption that students apply previously learned knowledge to new concepts learned no matter how…

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We have compiled a list of 20 really cool math games. It's hard to say which games are the best because everyone is different. However, we've all got something in common...we like to play games and stuff other people like, we usually like as well. I hope you find the following games enjoyable as much as my…

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Mnemonic devices for Math instruction is an excellent strategy for teachers who want to help their students recall important facts. I have compiled a list of ten top mnemonic devices to use with your students. However, an interesting and fun exercise is to have your students try to come up with their own mnemonic devices for topics throughout the year.

Fun Facts:

The word **mnemonic…**

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I will admit , at first, I didn't think incorporating "Brainstorming" in my math classroom would benefit my students...boy was I wrong. The first day I incorporated "Brainstorming" in my classroom I was amazed at how…

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I am excited to share with you some math posters I stumbled upon online and that can be used in your classrooms and with your students. The purposes is not only to decorate the walls of your classroom but to extend learning to every part of your learning. Educational posters can be a way to communicate certain concepts, teach hard-to- grasp formulae, get students to remember certain facts by constant exposure to them, and above all arouse their motivation and…

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Math Centers also called Math Stations, Rotation Stations, Math Labs etc. No matter what you call them, you'll find their the best strategy for reaching the kinesthetic learner. I have found Implementing Math Centers in my daily routine an effective…

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The idea of throwing a highlighter party to make math fun and engage students in an unconventional way came from Mr. Heath. Make sure you check out his website for more resources and ideas that will…

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First off, I hope everyone has a great summer!!! During this time, I try to find as many free resources as possible on the web to help other teachers as well as myself for next year. With that being said, I found a great freebie: Common Core Math SMP posters. You can implement the new Common Core Math Standards with these awesome posters!!! Best of all, each poster has language from Common Core so you can use them as vocabulary cards for your word wall as well.There…

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Professional educators, community leaders express concerns about the high attrition rate among experienced math teachers. America's public school system sees thousands of capable math teachers leave the teaching profession every year as they find more lucrative and less stressful opportunities in the private sector.

The extent to which high-performing math teachers leave the profession differs from district to…

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**Math Word Wall Vocabulary Cards**

I found this excellent freebie on the web:

- The vocabulary cards in this file match the Common Core, the math curriculum adopted by the Utah State Board of Education, August 2010. The cards are…

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**Bring Smiles and Learning to Your Classroom!**

I found these awesome math games from DigitalLesson.com and my students absolutely love them. Best of all, they are free. These games are engaging, fun, and most importantly educational. They will definitely reinforce math concepts previously learned and students won't realize they are actually working because…

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The following are a list of mental math teaching ideas:

- Bounce Count - Encourage counting on and back using this simple technique.
- What's my Number? - An enjoyable game in which children practice mental arithmetic in order to guess a number.…

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These fun math fact cross "word" puzzles from EducationWorld.com are excellent for math centers, enrichment activities, and the like.

Below is a list of math skills practiced in each Math Cross Puzzle:…

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**Mike's Math Club**

Recent standardized test scores indicate that fewer than 40% of students in the 4^{th} and 8^{th} grades show proficiency in math, and, according to a Governmental Advisory Panel, the situation does not seem to be improving on its own.

For many years math educators have emphasized that math must be taught in an interactive and engaging manner that allows…

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Think you have what it takes to win a math competition? We have compiled a list of math competitions you can enter below. I'm sure there are plenty more out there floating around in cyber space. You can also check your local library and ask a librarian to assist you in finding competitions you can enter in your town or state and even your principal might have some suggestions. *Make sure you get your parents permission before entering these…

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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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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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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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