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Teaching coordinate grids and ordered pairs.

Clever Idea when teaching coordinate pairs...make a giant grid on the wall and place well known characters on the grid...students plot the ordered pairs for each character

Take A Number: Busy working with students individually and don't want kids interrupting you for non-urgent things? Have them take a numbered clothespin and respond to their concerns/questions/etc. in order. {via a 5th grade SPED teacher's blog}

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### FOIL method Poster for multiplying binomials

FOIL method Poster for multiplying binomials. I am a big fan of the FOIL method for multiplying binomials. Although I know some educators use the box method, my students find the FOIL method easier and much faster with a little practice.

Teach ordered pairs with cups. Helpful teaching ideas.

Fun way to reinforce place value. Students get a digit, comma or decimal, teacher says a number, students have to get themselves in order to represent that number. Kiddos will REALLY enjoy this- first week of school activity for place value

Vocab word on hat, the students walk around and have to try to figure out the word by the description given by other students.

So important to remember this when we prepare lessons.

Great fast finisher activity....still need to come up with a math version (order of operations, maybe?)

Oh my gosh, I love this! Kinesthetic activity for teaching place value. Ball as a decimal point.

Read this blog to see how she taught the concept of negative numbers on a number line. (Free printable number line and 'walking man' available on her page!)

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### Slope Puzzle

Students cut out 24 puzzle pieces with different representations of slope (graphs, tables, equations, coordinate pairs, right triangles) and fit same-slope pieces together.

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### Supply & Demand Activities for Third Grade

How to Make Unsweetened Chocolate Into Dark Chocolate. I did this with baking chocolate and it turned out YUMMY!

All About Me Bag for first week of school

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.

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weekly organization for lessons and copies