Teaching elapsed time to 3rd graders is a tricky one. They don't understand what elapsed time is - probably because, as an 8-year-old - time is irrelevant. They don't have to account for their own time - their parents and teachers do it for them. Their parents tell them when to go to school. ... READ *the* POST

## How to Solve Word Problems – A Valentine’s Day Math Activity

Mention "word problems" to most adults and you can hear the groans. They don't have great memories from their school days about learning this essential, but difficult skill. But - your students don't have to have the same memories as their parents. If you teach them how to solve the word problem in ... READ *the* POST

## How to Help Students Easily Learn Area and Perimeter

Understanding the difference between area and perimeter is one of those challenges many students and adults have. For some reason, the concepts and formulas of area and perimeter are just hard to remember. Possibly because most of us just don't use them often enough. But - there is a way to help ... READ *the* POST

## How to Teach Division Word Problems in 3rd Grade

Word problems. Those two words bring fear and loathing to a whole lot of people. Fortunately, those people aren't 3rd graders - yet. They are still learning and growing and most of them don't hate math or word problems. How we teach this skill is important. Word problems are life. They are the ... READ *the* POST

## Why You Will Love Using Exit Tickets for Math

Why do I say you will LOVE using exit tickets for math? Because they will make your teacher life more efficient, save you planning time, and best of all - help your students master important math concepts! Do any of these benefits interest you? Keep reading - I'm sharing how this works for ... READ *the* POST

## The Easiest Way to Use Halloween Math Activities

Teaching kids anything during fun holidays like Halloween is a teacher's nightmare - right? They have way more important things on their minds than your math lesson. That's why the easiest way to keep students learning during this holiday is with Halloween Math Activities that you can use in math ... READ *the* POST