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?
When it comes to teaching Geometry, it seems like it would be easy to just teach the vocabulary and characteristics of quadrilaterals. The quadrilateral hierarchy, however, is a bit more complex for students. I've found that adding a creative project for this skill has allowed my students to better demonstrate their understanding of the various quadrilaterals and their attributes. Our unit on ... Read More about Quadrilateral Design Project
Are you planning to teach your students adding and subtracting decimals with visual models in addition to the standard algorithm? Do you have the added challenge of having to do this remotely for distance learning? My digital version of adding and subtracting decimals using visual models will help you. It allows you to teach the skill by providing notes and example videos for your ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Decimals with Visual Models – Digital
Are you looking to informally pre-assess your 5th graders at the beginning of the school year? My back to school math activities will give you a better understanding of how much of the 4th grade curriculum your rising 5th graders have mastered. There are digital and printable versions of the activities to meet the needs of whichever instructional model your school is following. What You Get ... Read More about Back to School Math Activities