4th grade math

Collection by Laura Hawkins-Benkovich

Laura Hawkins-Benkovich
Cut straws to make DIY counters ~ So many uses! I am thinking tens and ones…..

Drinking Straws, Shoelaces and Fine Motor Skills

Cut straws to make DIY counters ~ So many uses! I am thinking tens and ones…..

It's called the Backwards Zoro. Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Presto! # Pin++ for Pinterest #

The Backwards Zorro

A teaching blog about Technology integration, classroom organization, lessons, reading, writing, and math, and classroom management.

Thinking deeper about math. "The answer is ___." "What is the question?"

Monday Made It: Getting Bulletin Boards Started! - The Teacher Studio

Thinking deeper about math. "The answer is ___." "What is the question?"

Multiplication Game Board: THIS IS AMAZING! My 3rd grader couldn't get enough!

Gaming the System.

Sometimes I lie to Ali. I say things like, “I’ve got a game for us to play today!!” When the truth is that I’m banging my brain against the inside of my skull trying to hurry up and concoct an idea to make school into a game while she asks repeatedly, “What?? What is the game??” Sometimes I

Growing Confidence--Helping Students Succeed with Math Facts...check out my post today with some tips regarding math facts, interventions, and helping students BELIEVE they can make progress!


If you are like me, you have a number of students in your class that still don't know their math facts. They didn't know them last year. They didn't know them the year before. They think they are "bad at math" because of their inability to quickly retrieve these basic facts. Don't get me wrong--fact "fluency" is important...and it sure makes "big math" an awful lot easier! The key is that students maintain perspective on the role math facts play in the big picture--and once THEY know that…

math vocabulary cards. students still have access to vocabulary not currently focusing on. Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Monday Made It

Monday Made It

I am excited to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics again for Monday Made It! Of course my project is for school again! I actually made a couple other things, but they haven't been photographed yet. So stay tuned! I am super excited about my new math vocabulary display! I purchased a couple of yard sticks and some clothes pins. The clothes pins were spray pained and then glued on to the yard stick. They will hold the words we are currently working on. The words that we are not using are on…

Multiplication Tables Game- combines math and US geography--- could do with addition or subtraction

Multiplication Tables Game | Activity | Education.com

Practice multiplication facts and geography at the same time in this fun third grade math card game.

Factor and Multiple Flap Books - use to review factors and multiples. Place in math notebook if desired. $ Blog entry also lists online sites for exploring factors & multiples.

Factors & Multiples: Flap Books & Online Games

Although factors and multiples are a 4th grade focus*, they are definitely something that we fifth grade teachers like LOVE to review. ...

Paint stick number lines~ A great way to teach the Common Core fraction standards.

Common Core Number and Operations Fractions Activities

Are you ready for Common Core? If you are nervous, please don't be. A variety of teaching ideas will be posted to make the transition to Common Core much easier. This blog post provides fun hands-on ideas to teach the Common Core Math Standards and most particularly the Common Core Number and Operations Fractions section of the standards. CCSS.4.NF.A.1, CCSS.4.NF.A.2, CCSS.4.NF.B.1, 5.NF.A.1, and more standards. Many of the Common Core Standards want students to be able to understand math…

Number Line Jumping: Great for teaching counting on, addition and subtraction and greater than/less than.

Number Line Jumping

This is a fun way to add and subtract simple numbers on a number line. This idea originated from the activity that goes with Hap Palmer's "Jumping to Add and Subtract" song (see below). Create a number line on the floor by writing the numbers 0 through 9 on cards or dessert-size paper plates. Use yarn or electric tape to create the number line, and place the number cards or plates about 18 to 24 inches apart on the number line. To add, have the child stand on the number 2 or 3. Then add a…

"We just wasted over a minute of classtime thinking and sharing about the word obstinate, and I have no idea if students actually understand what the word means. Here enters the game of 7-up."

7-Up Vocabulary Practice - The Brown Bag Teacher

Today I wanted to share about about using 7-Up to introduce new vocabulary. This is a quick and material-free way to engage students with words they are learning! When introducing a new word to students, our school follows Jan Richardson’s method. Then, we throw in a little 7-Up twist. It looks something like this –...

Oh No #Fractions - free app helping kids comparing fractions visually. #math #elementary #freekidsapp

FREE App: Learn Fraction Comparison with Visual Help

Oh No Fractions is a free math app for school age kids to learn fraction comparison with intuitive visuals, making it easier to understand fractions.

5.3C Division for Struggling Learners (I adore this strategy!)

Throwdown Linky - Post It Note Division

Update 11/28 For more information on this strategy and a Flash Freebie, (sorry! Flash Freebies are over like that!) please check out my latest post and store. Thank you! ******************************************************************************* Happy Thursday everyone! It seems like it should already be Friday. One three day weekend and I get so spoiled:) Just in case you didn't check back in on Monday's post, Gus was found safe and sound! While I was cruising through the weekend linky…

Teaching factors with the t-chart.

T-Chart Factors - Teaching With Simplicity

I have been teaching factors for a long time now, and it wasn’t until I came across a picture on Pinterest that I had an Ah-ha moment! The T-chart! Why have I never thought of this before? I have always modeled finding factors by listing them horizontally. Today, I used this with my 4th grade […]