How are you currently kicking off your day with your 3rd graders? Do you think math word problems could shake things up in a fun & educational way? The start of the school day can be a pivotal time to engage students in stimulating activities that can set the tone for the rest of their day. As a ... READ *the* POST

## One Way to Guarantee More Rigor with Division Activities

Giving students more rigor in their division math activities is easier than you probably think. First, though let's define "rigor." Rigor occurs when students develop a better conceptual understanding of a math concept. When they gain procedural skills and fluency and can apply this new ... READ *the* POST

## How to Master Math Word Problems in 5 Steps

There are so many different techniques and tricks teachers use to help students learn how to solve word problems. The possibilities are truly endless. Of course, it seems everyone has difficulty solving word problems at every grade level and even into adulthood. How many of us have tried to do the ... 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 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

## 3 Ways to Use Division Word Problems in Your Classroom

Teaching division in 3rd grade can be challenging. It's a concept that 3rd graders may really struggle with. However, there are 3 Ways to Use Division Word Problems in Your Classroom that will make a difference in how your students learn and practice them!
1. Whole Group Instruction
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