Math Archives - Elementary Education

3 Place Value Games for 2nd Grade That Are Fun

If you’re looking for some place value games for 2nd Grade that are both educational and fun, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss three different games that your students can play to help them learn about place value. These games are not only…

Teaching The Place Value of a Number: 3 Helpful Tools

Do you want to help your students understand the place value of a number? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will discuss three different ways to teach this concept. The first way is with place value mats. This is a traditional approach that many teachers use.…

Test Prep Games That Won’t *Actually* Feel Like Test Prep

While test prep games are secretly one of my favorite things, I ultimately hope test prep is an obsolete term soon. But until then, let’s make lemonade. Out of lemons, that is. In this case, testing is the lemons. Leaving a sour taste in everyone’s mouth. Which brings us to…

Simple Earth Day Activities That Take 10 Minutes or Less

How can a seemingly wholesome holiday be such a sneaky little rascal? Earth Day has its way of sneaking up on me…which is why it’s *critical* that I keep a go-to collection of Earth Day activities on hand every year. I support all that it represents in building an eco-friendly…

How to Host a Classroom Math Tournament game for March Madness

March Madness, but make it elementary We all know how fun the idea of a tournament is, and although I’m not a basketball fan, I love the idea of a good bracket. There’s just something about the 50/50 nature of each step in the tournament when one team advances and…

5 Fraction Activities Your Students Will LOVE

There are some subjects that just put a little more pep in my step than others, and fractions are at the top of that list. I’m not sure if it’s the visual aspect, the tendency to talk about fractions in terms of food (food, yum), but fractions are just the…

3 Simple Hacks During Independent Math Centers That’ll Boost Behavior

Math block is right up there with a morning meeting and our afternoon dismissal routine in terms of how much I would love to talk to you about it until I’m blue in the face. But I won’t. All I’ll say is that if you like a classroom that runs…