## Saturday, March 31, 2012

### Odd and Even Posters and Student Printables

NUMBERS! NUMBERS! NUMBERS!

 Odd Numbers Chart

 Even Numbers Chart

Children need to learn about ODD and EVEN Numbers

I have 2 printable worksheets where the kids have to identify the Odd and Even numbers. Then using a  highlighter, crayon, etc. they shade in the correct numbers. (Kids LOVE using highlighters!!!)

 Odd Numbers Worksheet

 Even Numbers Worksheet

I also have 2 Answer Sheets which can be used as Odd and Even Number Charts/Posters. (See the 2 pictures at the top of this post.).
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You can find all the Free Printables at my website just click on the link below then go to Free Worksheets.

You can ALSO get all 4 printables free in a zipped folder at my TpT store. Click on the link below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odd-and-Even-Number-Charts-and-Student-Worksheets

Have fun with math!

## Friday, March 30, 2012

### Inverse Operations - Multiplication and Division Video and Quiz

Scholastic Study Jams has a cool video explaining that MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION are INVERSE OPERATIONS.

The video also explains Number Fact Families for Multiplication and Division and has an an online quiz for the kids to take to check their understanding.

 Number Fact Family

Important vocabulary included in the Video:
• operations
• factors
• quotient
• inverse
• equations
• number fact families

Click on the link below to view the video and quiz.
~ Relate Multiplication and Division

Have fun with math!

## Thursday, March 29, 2012

### Inverse Operations Video and Online Quiz

Scholastic Study Jams has a video that explains how Addition and Subtraction are Inverse Operations.

The video also introduces Number Fact Families for addition and subtraction.

 Number Fact Family

There is a a short multiple choice online quiz for kids to take after watching the video to check their understanding.

Just click on the link below to view the video and quiz.

~ Scholastic Study Jams: Relate Addition and Subtraction

Have fun with math!

## Sunday, March 25, 2012

### A Savings Coupon for Crafters

Doing Crafts with children is a lot of fun for the kids and the kids LOVE lots of  hands-on activities.

Plus there are thousands of educational craft activities to do with the kids such as the one below which helps teach the commutative property of multiplication

 5x2 = 2x5

Here's a link to a Michaels' coupon to use this week when shopping for your craft supplies!

Just click on the link below and HAPPY SHOPPING and CRAFTING!

~ http://dealspl.us/michaels-coupons/394795p

## Saturday, March 24, 2012

### Place Value Video and Online Quiz

Here is a video by Scholastic Study Jams that explains Place Value up to the billions. There is also a short online multiple choice quiz that can be used to check the children's understanding of place value.

Just click on the link below to view the video and quiz.

~ Scholastic Study Jams - Place Value

Enjoy math!

## Friday, March 23, 2012

### Prime and Composite Numbers Video and Printables

Numbers! Numbers! Numbers!

Scholastic Study Jams has a slide show for the students that introduces Prime and Composite Numbers.

 Prime Numbers

 Composite Numbers

The number "1" is neither prime or composite.

After watching the slide show the students can take a short online multiple choice test to check their understanding.

Just click on the link below to view the math slide show.
~ Scholastic Study Jams Prime and Composite Numbers Slide Show

Also I have 2 printable worksheets (with definitions) where the kids have to identify Prime and Composite numbers then using a crayon, highlighter, etc.they shade in the correct numbers. (Kids LOVE using highlighters!)

 Prime Numbers Student Worksheet

 Composite Numbers Student Worksheet

Also I have 2 Answer Sheets (with definitions) which can also be used as Prime and Composite Number Tables/Posters. (See the 2 pictures at the top of this post.).
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You can find the all the free printables at my website just click on the link below then go to Free Worksheets.

~http://www.LearningWorkroom.com

You can ALSO get them free in a zipped folder at my TpT store. Click on the link below.

Have fun with numbers!

## Wednesday, March 21, 2012

### Interactive Multiplication Games

Are you looking for some fun Multiplication Games for the kids to practice their multiplication facts?

Here is the perfect place: the Gamequarium Website!  There are 8 pages of fun, interactive multiplication games! (I love this whole website!)

Just click on the link below for LOTS and LOTS of fun INTERACTIVE MULTIPLICATION GAMES for kids.

~ Gamequarium Website : Interactive Multiplication Games

Have fun with math!

## Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I love the Gamequarium Website. They have lots and lots of fun learning activities for kids (many different levels).

If you are looking for fun ways for kids to practice their Addition Skills. This is the perfect place to go!

Just click on the link below for Lots and Lots (5 pages) of fun addition practice for the kids.

~ Gamequarium Website: Interactive Addition  Games

Enjoy!

## Sunday, March 18, 2012

### Multiplication Concentration Games

Kids love Games and they have to learn all their Multiplication Facts so here's a MULTIPLICATION CONCENTRATION GAME to combine both.

I have a game for multiplication facts x2-x5 and another game for facts x6-x9.

Both games are in black and white so you can save your color ink. (It's soooo expensive!)

You can print them out on white computer paper or card stock or use color paper to match the holiday or season. Using the different colors of paper makes it look like a new game to the kids. I use red and green at Christmas, red and pink for Valentine's Day, green for St. Patty's Day, pastels for Easter, etc.

To grab your free copies of the Concentration Games just click on the link below to go to my website. Then click on Free Worksheets.

~ http://www.LearningWorkroom.com

Have fun with Math!

## Saturday, March 17, 2012

### Happy St. Patrick's Day Wishes, Blessings, and Quotes

HAPPY St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

My wishes for you ...

I want to thank Ana at Ingles 360 for the Irish Blessings Quotes. You can view her post here.

Also I want to thank everyone that follows or visits my blog.

Happy St. Patty's Day Everyone!

### Introducing Multiplication Video, Quiz, and Worksheet

Here is a short video by Scholastic Study Jams that explains the concept of MULTIPLICATION as being repeated additions of the same number.

The video also introduces the terms factors and product and the properties of multiplication.

After watching the video students can take a short online multiple choice quiz to check their understanding.

Click on the link below to view the video.

~ Scholastic Study Jams - Multiplication

Also I have a Multiplication Concept Chart worksheet for students to complete that reinforces the teachings on the video plus introduces/reviews the use of ARRAYS in Multiplication. I hope you find it useful.

You can download the worksheet from my website. Just click on the link below then go to Free Worksheets.

~ http://www.LearningWorkroom.com

Have fun with math!

## Thursday, March 15, 2012

### Arrays and the Commutative Property of Multiplication

The Commutative Property of Multiplication (sometimes called the Law of Order with younger kids) states that you can reverse the FACTORS in multiplication and still get the same PRODUCT.

Example:

 5 rows (or groups) of 2  =  2 rows (or groups) of 5

A fun way for kids to illustrate and prove this Math Property is to let the kids use manipulatives (including some edibles) and make some ARRAYS.

 Pennies: 5x2 = 2x5

 Smarties (candy): 5x2 = 2x5
 Paper Butterflies: 5x2 = 2x5
 Butterfly Punch

Other inexpensive manipulatives that you could use would be Unifix Cubes, erasers, paper clips, jelly beans, m&m's, or Cheerios.

After using the manipulatives, students could use their art supplies to draw and label other math equations that illustrate the Commutative Property of Multiplication.

Have fun with math!

## Wednesday, March 14, 2012

### Real World Arrays and Math

Math Arrays show multiplication using symbols, pictures, or objects/manipulatives lined up in rows and columns.

Yesterday's post was on using manipulatives with arrays in math to help children understand the CONCEPT of multiplication. Read the post here.

Children are curious! They will want to find arrays in real life. Here are a few examples of Real World Arrays.

 Eggs  - 2 rows of  3  (2x3)
 Bottled Water - 4 Rows of 6 (4x6)

 Tic Tac Toe Board  -  3 Rows of  3  (3x3)
 Pens  -  1 row of 8  (1x8)
 Easter Eggs  -  3 rows of 2  (3x2)

After showing some real world arrays to the students, you may want to challenge them to find more examples in real life. Perhaps make it a game and see which student or team can find and identify the most real-life ARRAYS!
Students can list, sketch, tally, or take pictures of ARRAYS and identify the multiplication fact for each.

Have fun with math!

## Tuesday, March 13, 2012

### Using Arrays to Understand Multiplication

An ARRAY is a pictorial way  (using rows and columns) to represent math facts. Arrays can make understanding the concept of multiplication easier especially for visual learners.

You can use pictures, symbols, or manipulatives to illustrate number facts using arrays. Using manipulatives will help tactile learners.

Here are some examples of fun inexpensive manipulatives to use to make arrays.

Gummi Bears!

5 times 2 (5 x 2) is shown as 5 Rows of 2

 Gummi Bears Array (5x2) - 5 Rows of 2

You can use LOTS of different inexpensive manipulatives to demonstrate multiplication facts using arrays.

 (5x2) 5 rows of 2 - M & M Array

 (5x2) 5 rows of 2 - Smarties Candy Array

 (5x2) 5 rows of 2 - Butterfly Punched Shapes Array

If you have a punch, the kids can make paper shapes to use in their arrays.

 3x2 - 3 Rows of 2 - made with dinosaur shapes

 Dinosaur Punch

Here are a few more examples.

 5x3 - with eraser dice - purchased at Dollar Tree

 5x3 with gummi bears
 5x3 with M & M's candy

Students might also like to draw and label their own arrays with crayons, markers, etc. after they have used the manipulatives.

 3x3 - 3 rows of 3 = 9

Have fun with ARRAYS in math!