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Are You Teaching Or Reviewing How To Divide By 3 and 6?

Research shows introducing division with two fact families at one time, like dividing with 3 and 6, helps your students with the mental math challenges that come with tackling division. A few tricks and tips that also tie the two fact families together adds to the students tool kit in order to solve division problems in more ways than one. The Divisibility Rules help us to determine if a number will divide into another number without actually having to divide. There is a divisibility rule for every number. However, some of the rules are easier to use than others. Dividing by 3 and 6 OR 2 and 4 OR 5 and 10 are a few of my favorite ones.

Community Helper Themed Divide by 3 and 6 Color By Numbers Printables - Your students will adore these five Career Themed / Community Helpers Color By Numbers divide by three and six worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go Career Themed / Community Helpers Color Your Answers Worksheets for division of 3 and 6 with Answer Keys Included. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TpT.

Here are the rules for 3 and 6. 

The Rule for 3: A number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3. So, if I want to know if 51 can be divided by 3 evenly, adding 5+1=6 and 6 can be divided by 3 without a remainder, so 51 CAN be divided by 3.

The Rule for 6: The prime factors of 6 are 2 and 3. So for a number to be divisible by 6, it must also be divisible by 2 and 3. Quick! Check if it is even and then check if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3. BAM! It can also be divided by 6! 

Now, all your students may not be ready for so much at once, and you can certainly spiral back to it later in the year, with anchor charts and your direct morning math lesson. But introduce this for your students that are quick with mental math, and you might just hook them sooner rather than later with such a cool division trick.  


I have a few items in my store that can help you introduce dividing by 3, dividing by 6 and learning to divide by both at the same time. These resources are also terrific for homework, math rotations, seat work and math center time. 
Community Helper Themed Divide by 3 and 6 Color By Numbers Printables - Your students will adore these five Career Themed / Community Helpers Color By Numbers divide by three and six worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go Career Themed / Community Helpers Color Your Answers Worksheets for division of 3 and 6 with Answer Keys Included. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TpT.

Your students will adore these FIVE Career Themed / Community Helpers Color By Numbers divide by three and six worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go Career Themed / Community Helpers Color Your Answers Worksheets for division of 3 and 6 with Answer Keys Included. 

This math resource includes:
* Five Divide by 3 and 6 Pages
* Five Answer Keys
Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or Homework!



More Resources Available for Dividing by 3 and 6
3rd Grade Go Math 7.4 Divide By Three Center Games and Printables

3rd Grade Go Math 7.4 Divide By Three Task Cards

3rd Grade Go Math Chapter Seven 7.4 Color By Numbers Divide By Three

3rd Grade Go Math 7.4 Divide By Three Word Problems, Task Cards & Assessments

3rd Grade Go Math Divide By 3 Task Cards Centers Color By Number & Word Problems

3rd Grade Go Math 7.4 & 7.6 Division With 3 and 6 Task Cards

3rd Grade Go Math 7.6 Divide By Six Task Cards

3rd Grade Go Math Chapter Seven 7.6 Color By Numbers Divide By Six


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with parent questions and student conversations on Meet the Teacher Night? Try putting out a simple activity that will keep students engaged while you work the room and answer everyone's questions. Add bonus time by having them check their work before they bring it to you.
UK Colour By Numbers Available too!

Have a wonderful night friends!

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DO YOU NEED LESSON PLANS AND RESOURCES TO TEACH FOURTH GRADE MATH HOW TO ROUND NUMBERS?

Last week we talked about learning how to write numbers in standard form, word form and expanded form is not only a standard, CC.4.NBT.2, but also a needed real world skill. Click here to read that previous post. This week's post is about how to round numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.3, generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. 
Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

When teaching how to round LARGER numbers, it is best to review on the board or digit camera with some practice of rounding two-digit numbers. A perfect introduction is to put four or five students at the board and give them all a similar number, 83, 93, 33, 38, 98, 88, etc. Next, rotate your students up to the board with some three-digit numbers, but continue to only round to the tens. For example, round these numbers to the nearest ten, 359, 218, 394, 872, etc. If you get the answers 360, 210, 390 and 870, your students have a great handle on this skill and they are ready to move on to rounding much larger numbers. 

The students that give you 400, 200, 400, 900, etc. are looking at the "number next to it and then applying 5 and up rounds up, 4 and smaller round down." But they are not understanding what column to look at for their clue, therefore, missing the SKILL, applying only the trick.


By doing this four or five times with different groups of students, you will be able to see who has a real understanding of round numbers and who just knows the "rounding tricks." Your students that need help would be perfect to pull for your remediation, RTI, review, whatever you call your lowest math group, they need a better understanding of place value. 


Third Grade Math Rounding Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for 3rd Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
If you need an easier review for rounding numbers, I have a third grade math post with lessons and resources and freebies for rounding to the nearest 10 or nearest 100. Click here to read and review those lessons.

Once you feel that everyone has had a great review and are ready to continue with today's skill, rounding LARGER numbers, let your students have white boards and a marker or a clip board with paper. Teach them a 'quick draw' which is a skill for their mental tool box. Quickly draw an open number line and then put the number they are rounding in the middle. Use 339,404 for example. Then have the students write 300,000 and 400,000 at each end. Have them think, Is 339,404 closer to the 300,000 or the 400,000? They can even erase and write, and erase and re-write the number as many times as they need to move it closer to 300,000 or 400,000. 

Review many different examples and if needed, remediate your low group with some place value blocks and then guide them away for the hands-on method to the open number line method. 


I have a Bundle for Round Numbers that includes a center game and task cards.
Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
FUN TIP:
Print the center game once, then on your school copier make a set for each student. That way you save on your ink. Let each student have one set and one baggie. They can make the center during math rotations and then take it home to review the skill with or without a family member.

Center Game Include:
* One Page of Problems
* One Answer Mats
* Adorable Center Cover 


Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Task Cards Include:
* 28 Task Cards
* 1 Recording Sheet
* 1 Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet



Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

This bundle has task cards and center games for 4th Grade Go Math 1.4 Round Numbers. 

This bundle has the following:
Task Cards Include:
* 28 Task Cards
* 1 Recording Sheet
* 1 Answer Key / Student
Self-Checking Sheet

Center Game Include:
* One Page of Problems
* One Answer Mats
* Adorable Center Cover 

Need lesson plans for 1.2 Read and Write Numbers or 1.3 Compare and Order Numbers? 
Click here to read my blog post for these skills.


Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Click here to see it on TpT. 

Fourth Grade Math Round Numbers. Lesson plans, resources and tips for teaching Round Numbers for Fourth Grade Teachers. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Click here to see it on TpT. 

Click here to see my on-going Fourth Grade math blog posts each week.

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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management

Are you looking for tips to control the chaos of your students and all their pencils? Or lack there of? Read on for one of my very favorite pencil management tip EVER! 
Tuesday Teacher Tips - Are you looking for tips to control the chaos of your students and all their pencils? Or lack there of? Read on for one of my very favorite pencil management tip EVER!
Tuesday Teacher Tips - Pencil Management

Pencils... five and a half years at FSU and not once did I learn about pencils! Let me tell you, they will make or break you... seriously, you can be Teacher of the Year for the entire United States, have lesson plans written in gold, but if you don't have a plan in place for pencils, your little darlings will EAT.YOU.ALIVE!

OK, I admit, new teachers are thinking, WHAT? But seasoned teachers and just smiling & nodding their head. It's true, students will need their pencils sharpened all day if you allow it, they will break their pencils just to stretch their legs and go to the pencil sharpener, they will chew it in half, just for the attention of getting the teacher to give them a new one... and the list goes on and on and on! Keep reading for one of my very favorite tips EVER!

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Tuesday Teacher Tips - Pencil Management

At FSU, in the College of Education I learn all about "keeping students actively engaged" and "maximizing student time" but again, NO ONE told me about pencils. Then I interned and this amazing teacher I had would have the boys and girls line up each morning as they unpacked and she sharpened two pencils for each of them. At first, I thought what a waste of time....there has to be a better system. But it was amazing and I have done the same thing in every classroom since 1989! I have an electric pencil sharpener {bought with my own money, so only I can use it!} and as the children unpack, the morning routine was to get two pencils sharpened, then sit down to their morning work. 

You know how excited your students are every morning?  
They love you, they want to tell you about their dog, their homework, their little sister...sometimes they just want to tell you that they love you. By giving EACH and EVERY child those few seconds of attention while you sharpen their pencils, it makes your morning start calmly and your students feel like you love and listen to each and every single one of them. 

I have used this method from Kindergarten to 6th Grade, even the year I taught a 4th Grade Bilingual Reading Class in Texas. Children are children no matter the grade level and they will always crave a few uninterrupted moments with you. ♥ 
BONUS
While you're teaching, if their pencil breaks, they don't need to interrupt the lesson and get up to waste time at the pencil sharpener. They have a second pencil. If they break the second one, you keep teaching and say, "Who would like to loan Paul a pencil?" The rest of the class would just love to help you and there will be more pencils then ole' Paul will ever need! The next morning I like to slip a seasonal, decorated pencil to the student who gave Paul the extra pencil. 

The thank you costs me about five cents and that student thinks I'm terrific! That pencil and the show of appreciation does more to build your student / teacher relationship then all the tea in China! :)

I have also created a Welcome Back Pencil Topper freebie for your boys and girls too. You can have it on their desk for the first day of school, with their name on the back of the topper!

A Welcome Back Pencil Topper freebie for your boys and girls too. You can have it on their desk for the first day of school, with their name on the back of the topper! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
A Welcome Back Pencil Topper freebie for your boys and girls too. You can have it on their desk for the first day of school, with their name on the back of the topper! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Ten Recommended Back to School Resources


Don't Let Pencil Management Killing Your Small Group Instruction Time #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
I wrote an additional post about keeping your pencils at your small group table to maximize the little amount of time you have with your students. 

Looking for More Tips?
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This board is recommend by Pinterest to new subscribers, and you just might find a tip or two that you can use too!






Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Understanding Place Value?

Are you thinking, "How do I even start to teach my second graders Understanding Place Value?" This post has lesson ideas, lesson plans and resources to help get you started with teaching Understanding Place Value.  
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 

Why do we teach understanding place value? 
Our students need to understand what the two digits of a number mean in terms of ones and tens. They also need to be able to explain their thinking of how they came up with answers to questions about larger and smaller numbers.

An Introductory Lesson to Place Value of Two Digit Numbers
Give your students whiteboards or scrap paper. Write 36 and 63 on the board or overhead camera. Ask your students to explain to a partner the difference in these two numbers. Quote, "Since they have the same digits aren't they the same?"
You can use Base Ten Blocks and when your students are ready, you can start using a quick draw method of DOTS and STICKS. The students can draw what 36 and 63 might look like.
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 
After teaching third grade Math for years, I would stress to my students, during the state standardized tests, you can't pull out Base Ten Blocks, Counters, Snap Cubes, etc.... but with the allowable scrap paper, you can recreate these items quickly if you need help to work out a problem. I love DOTS and STICKS, it takes no time at all to draw.
Come back together and discuss the difference. If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know that I love to use money to relate to  real world math...  7 and 8 year olds just love money! Ask your class what would they rather have, $36 or $63? Follow up by discussing that place value MATTERS!
Give your students time to work and discuss more examples. 
54 and 45 ~ 92 and 29  ~ 16 and 61
If time and to extend your lesson, allow them to create pairs for each other to work out. 

This lesson is a great review for a transition into greater than or less than later in the year. 
 
When your done with your lessons, I have some great resources for small group time, centers, seat work or as a spiral review when you move to chapter two.
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources.

FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. FIVE answer keys are also included.
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 

This is one of my favorite tips when you start using Color By Code and Color By Number Printables with your students. Have them color just a small part of the box and when done, a helper, parent volunteer, a paraprofessional or you can give it a quick once over to make sure it is correct and ready to be colored. For example, in this picture, the student colors just the tens or the ones according to the color by code key.

Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources.

Your students will adore these Color By Numbers worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Color By Code Second Grade Go Math Lesson 1.3 Understanding Place Value.

Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 

These Task Cards Include:
12 Task Cards
1 Recording Sheet
1 Answer Key 

 Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources.

These highly engaging center games are quick and easy to prep and can be used for a variety of games, concentration, match game, go fish, gin rummy, scoot, read the room, self checking, even perfect for assessments. Once your students play with this deck, many of my other Quick and Easy to Prep centers can be used for different skills and seasons. Your center time will run smoothly and with very little prep from you! Second Grade Go Math Chapter One Lesson 1.3 Understanding Place Value - A Quick and Easy to Prep Math Center Game!

Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 

This math center game resource includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet
 
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources.

 Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet Included
 
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 
 
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 
 
Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources. 

Second Grade Go Math 1.3 Understanding Place Value Lessons, Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Number Resources.

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