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### 7 Best Tips for Teaching the Order of Operations

Teaching the order of operations is a fundamental skill that students must learn in mathematics. Without an understanding of the order of operations, students will struggle with more advanced concepts in mathematics when they move through the grades. Teaching the Order of Operations Rule (PEMDAS or GEMDAS) The order of

### Introducing Decimals to 4th Grade Students

As a teacher, introducing decimals to 4th grade students can be an exciting yet challenging task. Decimals can be a confusing concept for students, especially if they have only worked with whole numbers before. However, with the right approach, introducing decimals can be a fun and engaging experience that sets

### 8 Ways for Teaching Test Prep Strategies for Elementary Students

Teaching test prep strategies for elementary students has become increasingly more crucial, especially during the springtime of the school year. Preparing our elementary aged students for the state assessments can be a daunting task. However, with the right strategies, it can be made simpler and more effective. In this blog

### 7 Best Tips for Teaching Measurement Conversions

Teaching measurement conversions can be a challenging task as it involves not just memorization but also a deep understanding of various math concepts. Measurement conversions are essential skills that students must learn to navigate the world around them. In this blog post, we will explore 7 of my best tips

### 6 Best Strategies for Teaching Theme in Reading

Teaching theme in reading can be challenging, but there are several effective strategies that teachers can use to help their students understand this important concept. I always like to start by explaining the definition of theme which is a central idea or message that the author conveys through the story.

### 4 Best Ways for Teaching Volume and Capacity

Teaching volume and capacity are important mathematical concepts used in everyday situations. Teaching these concepts to upper elementary students can help them better understand the world around them and how to make accurate measurements. Here are some tips for teaching volume and capacity to upper elementary students. What are Volume

### 7 Tips to Teach Perimeter of Irregular Shapes

Another topic teachers often ask me is how to teach perimeter of irregular shapes. Before we teach them this concept, they must understand what the perimeter is. I like to tell my students that the perimeter is defined as the distance around the boundary of a two-dimensional shape. However, irregular

### 7 Best Ways for How to Teach Line Plots

Around this time of year, I always have a lot of teachers come to me asking about how to teach line plots and teaching line plots with fractions. This can be difficult, but we need to remember that line plots are a powerful tool for visualizing data and can be

### How to Use Math Scavenger Hunts in the Classroom

Math scavenger hunts are a fun and engaging way to get students excited about learning math. These hunts involve students working together to solve math problems and clues that lead them to the next challenge. They can be used in a variety of settings, including the classroom, after-school programs, and

### 7 Tips for How to Teach Converting Decimals to Fractions

Converting decimals to fractions is a key math skill that students will encounter in both their everyday lives and in more advanced math classes. It’s important to have a solid understanding of this concept, as it will help students with tasks such as calculating discounts and making precise measurements. Here