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multiplication game! they pull out a cup and answer the fact, as long as they get it right, they get to keep stacking.. could use with add/subtract

Witzzle game - the student needs to hit the target number using three numbers (one time each) in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division by following PEMDAS. So fun! I am so introducing this to my kids

### 3 Tips For New Teachers to Create an Optimal Math Environment

3 Tips for New Teachers to Create an Optimal Math Environment (Blog Post). Take time to set up your math workshop the same way that you would take the time in literacy. Here are three tips for new (and veteran) teachers as we begin the school year!

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.

I made mats like this and my class loves to play. We keep score on the board for who wins each 'hand'. I call out, "Draw 2 (or 3) cards and make the least/greatest number possible." I also made one which includes thousands, for later.

### Mind Boggling Math!

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Mind Boggling Math! Cute idea: I'm going to see how I can adapt this for Algebra.

Great idea for place value/calendar math practice for upper grades. Could also be used as a center or for early finishers.

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

### I'm Done (Now What?) Early Finishers Jar

Love This !!!! Definitely doing this for my classroom! I'm Done! Now What Jar for early finishers