I started using Google Forms years ago as an assessment tool and have never looked back. Game changer!! I’m so excited to share 3 awesome Google Forms features that will make your teaching life so much easier!Why Google Forms?I quickly learned that there was so much value in a platform that could:Grade for me!Require zero paperEasily be shared with teammates and/or admin (document that ... Read More about 3 Awesome Google Forms Features
When a math equation or expression has more than one operation symbol, it's very important that we have a specified order to solve it. Otherwise, we could give two people the same problem and get two different answers. Order of Operations is one of my favorite skills to teach! I begin the unit with a ton of enthusiasm and get my students excited to learn the order, too. Your attitude when ... Read More about Order of Operations with Grouping Symbols
Are you staring at your plan book asking yourself, "Where do I even start with 5th Grade Math?" Whether you're new to teaching 5th Grade, or you've been part of the club for a while, it's really helpful to start your year off with a game plan. Have a Scope and Sequence/Curriculum Map Your school or district should already have a curriculum map created for you, but if they don't, your grade ... Read More about Where Do I Start with 5th Grade Math?
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." One of my principals said this to us at a faculty meeting, and it really stuck in my head. When you start the school year, you really should have a 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map in place. It's hard to plan and allow your instructional content to flow if you don't know what some of your goals are. I've taken the 5th grade standards and organized them ... Read More about 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map
Do you struggle with teaching the various strategies for adding and subtracting decimals? Using visual models in addition to just teaching the standard algorithm can be a bit tricky, but I'm going to show you a few quick tips to make this easier. Check out my tutorial videos that will take you step-by-step through a sample problem for both adding and subtracting decimals using the standard ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Decimals with Visual Models
Are you having trouble understanding and teaching the different strategies for multiplying decimals? One of the most common lines I hear from parents is, "I just don't get this "new math" or "what happened to the math I learned as a kid?" Whether you're a teacher who's having trouble with this, or you're a frustrated parent, I'm going to break it down for you as simply as possible. (Make ... Read More about Multiplying Decimals with Visual Models