### Rounding to Estimate Differences Color By Numbers Printables

Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. Color By Number Rounding to Estimate Differences Printables.

The concept of this one is Rounding to Estimate the Difference for both TEN and HUNDRED.

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### ARE YOUR STUDENTS PRACTICING TWO DIGIT SUBTRACTION PROBLEMS?

Practice, we all need it when learning a new skill, but sometimes it is difficult to schedule time in our daily routine for practice, so many new skills to teach.... we have to keep pushing forward. But practice is NEEDED, math, riding a bike, driving a car, etc. You know what I mean, you get the picture. Here's one of my favorite ways to get a few minutes of practice in during some downtime at school.

This game can be played a few different ways, boys against girls, tables against tables, or just predetermined teams. Have your contestants at the board and verbally give them a problem,
For Example: 65 - 28 =
a problem where they will need to write it correctly and regroup.

I give two points to the winner and one point to everyone else for doing the work, that way quitting is not allowed.

A few things to avoid and some tips to improve them.
1. Students making fun of someone slow, I take that team's entire points away. "If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all."
2. A student giving up on working the problem when they are last. Let them pick a team mate to HELP them, to TALK them through the problem, to ENCOURAGE them not to give up. This will also support your classroom culture of kindness and empathy, and set up the standard for helping each other, WITHOUT just telling someone else the answer.
3. A student shouting out the answer, again, take away that team's points and the other team members will encourage them to keep quiet as the game continues.

I try to give a small treat to each team that wins, that way they want to keep all their points and not speak out of turn. A Skittle, an M&M or two, erasers, even treats that do not require money... lining up first for recess, sitting with a friend during silent reading, a homework pass, etc.

You can also keep points for the entire day or week, depending on your grade level, playing this game anytime you get five minutes and need a break. Of course, this game can work with ANY skill! Enjoy!

This math resource includes:
* Recording Sheet
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Laminate the recording sheet to use year after year.
The answer key is also included and can be a self-checking sheet for students at their seat or center table.
This math resource includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub, Math Centers, Small Group Work, Remediation RTI or Homework!
This math resource includes:
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.

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

These task cards, color by number worksheets and center game is perfect for any math series if you are teaching the standard, "Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. Read further to see what comes in each individual resource, but is bundled in this resource for a discounted price. {Click Here}

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### DO YOU TEACH REWRITING TWO DIGIT SUBTRACTION PROBLEMS?

Rewrite Two Digit Subtraction
Are you working on the multiple ways to write subtraction problems? Here are some tips, resources and lessons to help you introduce and reinforce rewriting 2-digit subtraction.

1. Introduce on the board or with your digital camera...
82 - 64 =

2. Explain when working with regrouping, we find it easier to write the problems in this format.
 82 - 64

Also explain that students and adults alike are less likely to make mistakes when writing it this way.

3. Solve or have a student solve your example.

4. Continue with more examples as needed.

* Common mistakes to look for in student work, writing the digits in the incorrect column, for example, 46 in this problem instead of 64.

If you have not used graph paper in your classroom yet, I HIGHLY recommend getting some now. Your students will love working with something new, especially if you tell them they'll use it a lot in middle school or junior high school!  It will help keep the tens in one column and the ones in another, until they can transition to any blank paper.

I have four resources in my store to help you teach, reinforce and review rewriting 2-digit subtraction problems.

# 2nd Grade Go Math 5.7 Rewrite 2-Digit Subtraction Bundle

These task cards, color by number worksheets and center game is perfect for any math series if you are teaching the standard, "Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. Read further to see what comes in each individual resource, but is bundled in this resource for a discounted price.

1 Recording Sheet

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.

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

**THREE WAYS TO PLAY**

This math resource includes:* Two pages of problem and answer cards * Adorable Cover for the center* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

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### Circus Student Binder Covers To Help With Your Classroom Management!

Do you use student daily work folders in your classroom? I love how it helped keep my students organized.  Even in first grade they were able to pull out their RED CENTER folder. This helped to eliminate missing work and work stuffed into the back of the desk, that normally would never be seen again!
The circus is a timeless theme, children love the animals, clowns and the circus acts. Is the circus your classroom theme? If so, you will love how inexpensively these folder covers can help with your classroom management. The students can keep certain folders in their desk and other folders, for example, their Homework Folder, can be in a bucket at the door for a parent volunteer to stuff each day.
There are SIX different character / color schemes included in this download:1. Zebra Circus Train
2. Circus Elephant
3. Circus Hippo
4. Circus Train with Clown Conductor
5. Giraffe Circus Train
6. Monkey Circus Train

Organize your reading groups with three or four different characters / colors to match your classroom theme. Your students will love their folders!
Group One - Elephants
Group Two - Giraffes
Group Three - Zebras

You can use the different characters and colors to organize your reading groups, center groups, math groups, the possibilities are endless!

These bright and colorful covers will surely liven up the binders in your classroom with a student loved circus theme!
You can print them on colored paper with black ink only to save money and they turn out just as adorable!
This is the "MY FOLDER" that you can use for anything at all that works for your classroom!
Some subjects I use a 1" student binder, some times I use a pocket notebook, it just depends on what you want the students to do with each folder.
Each folder comes in all six characters.
Zebra Circus Train, Circus Elephant, Circus Hippo, Circus Train with Clown Conductor, Giraffe Circus Train, Monkey Circus Train!

This resource comes with:
1. Common Core Folder
2. Data Folder
3. Center Folder
4. Homework Folder
5. Language Arts Folder
6. Math Folder
7. My Folder
8. Phonics Folder
13. Science Folder
14. Social Studies Folder
15. Spelling Folder
16. Take Home Folder
17. Vocabulary Folder
18. Word Work Folder
19. Work Stations Folder
20. Writer's Workshop Folder
21. Writing Folder
22. Writing Workshop Folder

Use a different circus character for your middle group binders, etc.

* Print in color or the black and gray version to save you the cost of colored ink!
*Looks great if you print the black and gray version on colored paper!

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### ARE YOU TEACHING STILL IN THE UK OR AUSTRALIA?

Many of my Color Your Answer Resource also come in a UK Version. With grey for gray and colour for color, you can easily print these for your daily lesson plan with very little prep.
Your students can enjoy reviewing important skills while still having some childhood fun coloring the pages.
ALL resources come with answer keys, perfect if you need to leave it for a substitute teacher day. ALL skin tones are empty so that the students can follow the directions printed at the bottom of the page. "You pick the colour for any empty area." including skin tones.

I hope your students enjoy them as much as I do creating them!

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### Using Seasonal Sticky Notes in the Classroom!

Creating a Daily Classroom Number Line
One of my favorite things to do, is a Morning Meeting at my classroom calendar. Many skills can be tucked into a quick ten minutes in the morning. Seasonal sticky notes are a terrific way to keep track of the number of days we've been at school. Even with the upper elementary grades I loved doing this because as the year rolls on, they have a visual number line, in groups of ten, to help as an anchor chart for multiplication, division, even some intermediate level students still need support with basic addition and subtraction facts....

Directions and Materials:
* 20 - 21 different seasonal sticky note pads, you will need 10 of each type. Ellison die cuts will also work well.
* Pre-cut a strip of ribbon, cash register tape, construction paper, etc. to the length of TEN seasonal sticky notes. About four feet for the store bought sticky notes.
* Place on an empty area next to your calendar. It will grow and fill the space as school progresses.
* Each day write the number for that school day and place on the ribbon. This is also a great job for the class helper. It is always very hot in Florida when we go back in August, so I use some summer themes and then progress to the cute back to school stuff for September, fall for October, etc.
* As each day unfolds you will have created in groups of ten, a working number line for your classroom.

Perfect for a visual anchor chart for a large variety of math skills.

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### Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Alphabet Matching Ocean Themed Center Game

Looking to add some excitement to your center time? This highly engaging ocean themed alphabet matching center game is quick and easy to prep and can be used for a variety of games... go fish, gin rummy, concentration, match game, war, around the world, scoot, read the room, small group, even perfect for assessments.
Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or a Hands-On Homework!