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If kids are familiar with this format, this would be such an amazing leap.

Fly on the Math Teacher's Wall: Place Value

### Defensive Multiplication

Third Grade Multiplication Activities: Defensive Multiplication

Mrs. Burger's Math Blog: Mathbook Bulletin Board

Here's a nice post outlining the Mathematical Practice standards that explains what each looks like in the classroom while providing some resources for instruction.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Interactive Notebooks and Young Learners

### How to Teach Multiplication the Easy Way

Awesome way to teach multiplication. Makes it a game kids beg to play!

### 10 classroom routines that get kids talking (and writing) about math strategies

Discuss math practices, use math journals, become a problem solver

Math bulletin board-by now your students should learn the number of ways you can say a problem or ask for a solution - this is a fun way to do that. First have them choose or you choose one of the four operations, then have them show you which of the quadrants applies to that operation and have them select one of the words within the quadrant and use it properly in a problem.

Math Coachs Corner: Whos Doing the Talking? Number talks are short--10-15 minute- warm-up activities focusing on mental math strategies. Here's my testimonial. You might think your students won't have the strategies that the kids in the video use. Let me tell you, they will surprise you! I have never seen students more engaged and excited about math than I have when I'm doing number talks.

Getting to Know You ~ Free math activity for upper elementary.

Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Math ~ Decimals & Fractions ~ chalkboard drawing

Equivalent fractions using a multiplication chart. BRILLIANT!!

Fractions on a number line! Very clear explanation in this video.

Spiral: A Multiplication Game - this looks so fun! All you need is a deck of cards, a die, and a couple of player pieces.