Free posters for the book A Remainder of One

Do you love the book a Remainder of One? I do! It's an awesome book for teaching divisibility rules, repeated addition, multiplication and division with remainders to little ones and get them thinking about number sense right as young children. This set of free pdf posters were made to display while reading A Remainder of One. You can download them free from the link in this post.

Before our daughter was born, I watched a ton of TV. It was always on in the background. In fact, my husband and daughter are on a little father daughter outing right now so I popped on HGTV while writing this post. Old habits die hard!

Finding GCF and LCM with the Upside-down Cake Method

When I first came across the ladder method (ie: the upside-down cake method) for finding greatest common factors and lowest common multiples, I thought it was nothing short of complete genius. In this post, the cake method for finding GCF and LCM is explained. There are also free pdf math word wall references to download for your math classroom.

When I first came across the ladder method (ie: the upside-down cake method) for finding greatest common factors and lowest common multiples, I thought it was nothing short of complete genius. This was pretty recent, too! I love learning new methods for teaching math concepts. 

Prime factoring is super cool and extremely useful in building number sense, but if the goal is to find GCF and especially LCM, this cake method makes the process so much easier. 


Math is for Everyone! Poster

Here is a free math poster celebrating that Math is for Everyone!  This poster adds a big of growth mindset to a math classroom and reminds students that math is for all of us. You can download it from the dropbox link in the post. Each of the people in the circle is helping to hold a sign with a math symbol on it. At the top is a heart, because of course we love math.

"I'm not a math person."

"I just can't do it."

"My family is more full of readers than mathematicians."

"I was never good at math."

Hold up!

We are all math people! 

Amazing math games your students will love

Looking for math games that your middle school students will love? This growing list of math games for kids includes some free online math games, some pdf printables, and some math games that are new to me! Math games include, Set. KenKen, Connect 4, Blitz Champz, Blokus, Sum of Which, Can You Make It?, Prime Climb, 4 Numbers, 2048 and Mobi Math.

When you need a math game, you need a math game. Some days in math class - days before vacations, early release days, days when half the class is out testing, catch up days - there's a real possibility all heck will break loose without a backup plan!

Gone are the days of popping in a movie on these hectic days. Now it's all about rigor and time on task. But this doesn't mean there is no wiggle room.  Students can still have fun while at the same time continuing to exercise those rapidly growing math brains. 

I taught middle school math for one year before running back to high school. Especially with middle schoolers, it was super important to always have that backup plan ready. Any little thing would be enough to set the whole class off! It was in these times I needed to be quick on my feet to keep things going.

Matholution Math Pennant Photos Shared by Teachers!


Especially now that I am home and feeling a bit disconnected from the classroom, one of my favorite things is being sent or tagged in photos of your classrooms.