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Basic Operations

The Christmas Project: A Real-Life Math Project for December

Christmas is coming and you have a lot to do! Besides hosting Christmas dinner, you’re hosting the annual Family…

Teaching Basic Multiplication and Division for Mastery: WEBINAR

Are you a 3rd-4th grade teacher teaching multiplication? Or are you a 5th or 6th grade teacher whose students should…

30-Day Math Fact Challenge

Do you make it a goal year after year to focus on fact fluency in your classroom, but let it…

About Shelley Gray’s Self-Paced Math Stations

Have you seen my self-paced math stations around Facebook, Pinterest, or TpT and wondered how they could fit…

Self-Paced Math Stations As Interventions

If you’ve seen my self-paced Math Stations around over the past several years, you likely know that they are intended…

Effective Alternatives for Long Division

Long division is often identified as the most difficult math concept to teach. If we as teachers struggle with teaching…

Effective Strategies for Teaching Addition Facts

If you find your head spinning when you think about all of the addition strategies that you should be teaching,…

Using Friendly Numbers: An Addition Strategy

WHAT IS A FRIENDLY NUMBER? In this case, we refer to friendly numbers as a number that is easy…

Compensation: An Addition Strategy

Compensation is a mental math strategy for multi-digit addition that involves adjusting one of the addends to make the equation…

Breaking Up the Second Number: An Addition Strategy

Breaking up the second number is a mental math strategy for addition. Some students may find this method more efficient…

Left to Right Addition: An Addition Strategy

Left-to-right addition (also known as front-end addition or the partial sums method) is one of the most powerful mental math…