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Do You Love AND Need Word Searches In Your Classroom?

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Five Back to School Word Searches for a Whole Week of Fun!

This Back to School resource includes:
FIVE No Prep Printable word searches and five answer keys!

These high interest black and white printables are great for morning work, seat work, homework or small group work.


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Five Back to School Word Searches for a Whole Week of Fun at TeacherspayTeachers.
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Answer Keys Included!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Five Back to School Word Searches for a Whole Week of Fun at TeacherspayTeachers.



Are You Teaching How to Use the Break Apart Strategy For Place Value?



The Break Apart Strategy For Place Value

Breaking a 2-digit or larger number apart, or ungrouping the number, is a strategy that helps students see the value in place value. The tens place is not just a 4. It’s value is 40 or 4 tens. The more mental math tips that students have in their tool kit of skills, the easiest each step of the harder math skills become.


One of the best ways to each this strategy is with base ten blocks. I teach my students a "banking method" I'm taking a ten and I'm going to the bank and returning with 10 ones. It is a lot of fun to model it in the beginning, taking your ten piece and walking over to another table to trade it out for 10 ones. Later as they are practicing and reviewing this skill by themselves, it is wonderful to hear, "I'm taking these three hundreds to the bank..."

I like base ten blocks that are all one color, that way the students don't get confused with trading "red" for "green" instead of the skill of trading ones for tens. The above picture is a wonderful set at Amazon that are magnetic for your board or an independent center. 


Another great way to practice is with dice, specifically place value dice.


Students can roll their dice at the same time and the winner is the one with highest number. They can play to ten points, or if you have a few minutes before lunch or dismissal, play the lightening round... winner needs two wins. By having the students check each other's dice, there is more mental math going on in a short period of time.




More Matching Resources for Your Lessons
For each unit, I stick to one color to make it easier for the teacher to make, sort and store the lessons each year. For each section of the lesson I try to use the same adorable student clip art. That way, indirectly, the children know the task cards, the color your answers printables and the center games are all focusing on the same skill.


This math resource includes:
Four center game pages in color AND
Four center game printable pages in black and white to use as a Make and Take Math Center!

Teacher directions included.
Bonus: Two MATH CENTER signs, one in color and one in gray scale.



This math resource includes:
FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. FIVE answer keys included. Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. Perfect for a substitute day, high interest AND engaging!


This math resource includes: 36 Task Cards and Recording Printable Worksheet, with Answer Sheet Included. These task cards are made to be an additional resource for your math small group time, centers, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.


MORE OF MY PLACE VALUE RESOURCES
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Back to School Place Value Race - Cute Kid Theme!


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Odd and Even Number Task Cards to Start Second Grade Math Skills

I've created Task Cards for my second grade teacher friends! Most of you start the year reviewing odd and even numbers. Especially if your district uses Go Math, Odd and Even Numbers are the first lesson in chapter one. 

Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers
A quick and easy way to introduce and even review odd and even is to let everyone find a partner. Even students = even groups.... Odd number of students  = one left over. Stress that with an odd number there will always be ONE LEFT OVER. 
Some none examples to review, if you have two students, you have another group of two, so you are still at an even number. If you have three students, you have ONE MORE group of two students and ONE left over. 
Click here to visit my other post, Are You Getting Ready to Teach Even or Odd Numbers? and learn another way to teach odd and even numbers. 
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

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

Also Available in a Bundle
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day!





Are You Teaching How to Estimate the Sums?

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
 Estimate the Sums
A quick way to estimate the sum of two numbers is to round each number and then add the rounded numbers. {See this post for help on rounding.} It is likely that this won't be the exact answer but it may be close enough for some purposes. Students need this mental math not only for future math classes and math procedures, but it is also a life skill. Were you over charged at the furniture store? Did you receive the correct amount of change back from the waitress? Problem solving extends to all aspects of their world.

Tips to introduce your lesson...
How to estimate a sum by rounding:
  • Round each number in the problem.
  • Add the rounded numbers together, mental math is even better.
More reasons WHY you would use rounding to estimate the sum:
  • Check to see if you have about enough money to buy something.
  • Get a ball park idea if they have a correct answer to a problem. Is 500 an intelligent answer for 23 + 31?
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Games  at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
Four center game pages in color AND
Four center game printable pages in black and white to use as a Make and Take Math Center!
Two MATH CENTER signs, one in color and one in gray scale.
Teacher directions and Common core sheet in color and gray scale.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Games at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
36 Task Cards and Recording Printable Worksheet, with Answer Sheet Included.
These task cards are made to be an additional resource for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
 Task cards also come in black and white, perfect for a parent Make and Take Night or weekly homework.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
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Rounding to Estimate the Sums Resources
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE

How about you? Do you have any tips or tricks you would like to share? Please leave them in the comments and I'll also including them in my social media.
 
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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
36 Task Cards and Recording Printable Worksheet, with Answer Sheet Included.
These task cards are made to be an additional resource for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
 Task cards also come in black and white, perfect for a parent Make and Take Night or weekly homework.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
** BUNDLE AVAILABLE **
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE


More Rounding to Estimate the Sums Resources
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE
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