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Playful Math for Upper Elementary & Middle School

As our children (and their parents!) play around with mathematical ideas and the relationships between them, we develop deep understanding that is strong enough to support future learning.
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Review: This new book is truly a gem. If you like The Cat in Numberland or The Man Who Counted, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy Math & Magic in Wonderland.

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Review/Giveaway: Math & Magic in Wonderland

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Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think! The kids love it and so will the teacher!

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Fun Games 4 Learning: Math to Make Them Think!

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Hands on coordinate planes. Fun. Students toss two dice, form a coordinate pair and place a marker on that intersection. Students alternate turns, each trying to be the first to get four markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

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Mathwire.com | Coordinate Geometry

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The Power of NOT Giving the Answer

The Power of NOT Giving the Answer...ever asked the students a question and let them stew on it for DAYS? Come check out today's blog post to see how I worked to REALLY get my students thinking about fractions--not just TELLING them about fractions.

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First to 50. Free printable card game for kids to practice solving fractions of groups problems. Three levels of difficulty.

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Love the variety in these free math games for third grade through fifth!

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Math games for grade 3 and up - The Measured Mom

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Prime and Composite numbers- This is how I teach this concept, too. Using blocks or graph paper, the kids do numbers from 1-50, trying to find all the possible rectangles. Those that make only straight-line arrays are prime, all others are composite. And if you can make a square, that's a square number.

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Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

Paper transforming ninja star for math art project

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Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

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Ideas for math games to do in a large group

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ThinkFun Big Games - Games Menu

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FREE Paper Polyhedron Pattern~ Students use the pattern to trace and cut out colored pieces of card stock to make this clever craft. Check out the post for helpful tips.

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Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Paper Polyhedron

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