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#### Math area and perimeter A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

Math area and perimeter A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

#### Do you know about CGI Math? This blog post gives some of the background about this method from the University of WI and how this can REALLY help your students get better at problem solving!

### Texts on Tuesdays: CGI Math

Do you know about CGI Math? This blog post gives some of the background about this method from the University of WI and how this can REALLY help your students get better at problem solving!

#### Simplify your teaching with math problem solving strategies that use a literacy connection!

### A Math Book to Change Your Teaching

Simplify your teaching with math problem solving strategies that use a literacy connection!

#### Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other's questions the next day.

### What's the Question - Tried it Tuesday

Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other's questions the next day.

#### Butterfly Fractions. Another way how to learn how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

Butterfly Fractions. Another way how to learn how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

Many many word problems by type and grade level--fabulous resource!