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5 Must Have Presents That Will Make a Teacher Happy!
It's that time of year again when you know your students are wondering what gift to get you this year.  I've been teaching for 31 years, and I've received plenty of beautiful gifts that have been given with gratitude, from the heart and from an interesting ...
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Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale 2017
Starting Monday, November 27, 2017, shop the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale.  This is your best chance at getting the most savings!  Use the Promo Code CYBER17 to save up to 25%!! Save even more by purchasing bundles!  Bundles are usually discounted 20 - ...
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Don't forget to check out the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale starting on Monday, November 27, 2017! Use Promo Code CYBER17 to save up to 25%!!
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3 Tried and True Ways on How to Teach Multiplication
The gateway to learning algebra and higher forms of mathematics is multiplication.  It is critically important that elementary school children learn the concept of multiplication as well as, just learning the multiplication facts.  I am a big believer in us...
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How to Use the Compensation Strategy for Addition
What are some of the strategies you teach your students or children to add two and three digit numbers?  Do you use compensation?  Or do you begin teaching with the standard algorithm?  Teaching students to be flexible in their strategies makes them more li...
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Making 10 is an Important MUST HAVE Mental Math Strategy
Just the other day, I taught a lesson about making a TEN to add sums greater than ten.  For example, with 8 + 6, you could increase the 8 to a 10 and reduce the 6 accordingly by 2 to make a 4.  Thus, 10 + 4 = 14.  Adding with a zero easier to do mentally.  ...
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5 Helpful Multiplication Videos for Your Students
Most teachers report that students struggle with multiplication fluency.  In fact, the problem is pervasive enough that even my son's eighth-grade math teacher said the same thing at his Back To School Night presentation to the parents.  Almost all students...
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Place Value Doesn't Have to be Boring!
Now that I have a full month of teaching second grade (previously having taught third grade for almost 10 years straight), I'm actually gaining an understanding of how second graders are prepared for third grade.  If you examine the Common Core State Standa...
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Save Time, Money and Your Sanity with Teachers Pay Teachers
What is it that teachers need more of?  Time and money!  There's never enough time in a day to teach everything we need to teach nor is there sufficient time in the day to prepare all our materials and make new ones for the next lessons.  Same with money!  ...
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5 Quick and Important Pieces of Advice When Switching Grade Levels
I have to admit that switching or changing grade levels as the school year began was nerve racking and very stressful.  Although I'm starting my 31st year of teaching, change is always hard.  I've taught mostly third throughout those years, and for the past...
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