5 Math Games Every Classroom Needs to Play

…student crosses off numbers it can’t be and circles numbers it could. The person who guesses the right number, wins and gets to choose the next number. The best part…

Checking for Understanding with Exit Tickets

…effective strategy to check for understanding is to provide each student with a paper exit ticket. When creating effective paper exit tickets, I consider the following to be 3 critical…

Playing the Mystery Skype Game

…team think of a secret number. The players on the other team ask Yes/No questions to try to guess the other team’s number. Is your number higher than 50? Is…

How to Form Cooperative Learning Teams

…each student’s team number in the box on the bottom of his or her card. To assign team numbers, start with the top row and call it Team 1. Write…

Mighty Math Tasks!

…will learn really quickly that one million is a really hard number to work with in this problem and will change to a smaller number. While the students were working,…

6 Reasons to Teach Calculator Skills

…fairly solid understanding of numbers and what they mean. I don’t advocate giving them to young children who have not had time to develop number sense, because entering numbers into…