Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

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Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Conner Fancy Words equal a  scintillating vocabulary. As a teacher, when I spot appealing books that also are teaching tools, I’m hooked! There is one word for each letter of the alphabet. What I love about this book is the appropriateness for a broad…

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Remembering Proper & Improper Fractions

BLOG Post 08/17/12 – Remembering Proper and Improper Fractions

I always love using pictures to illustrate a difficult concept in math. My third grade students often had a hard time remembering the difference between a proper and improper fraction. At least until I got the bright idea to turn it into a visual. We talked about whether it was proper (or right) for a…

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Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands Book Review

Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands by Karen Simmons & Cindy Guinn I love this book and my students love the projects! It’s easy to use with pictures that show the visual outcome. You know which NCTM standards are being addressed too. There are lots of reproducible sheets to help teachers and parents. Its packed with…

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Remembering the Meaning of “Parallel”

How many kids struggle with the definition for “parallel”? Let’s make it easy for them. There are three parallel lines in the word!  Wow!  Just color them a bright color and exaggerate their size.  Whenever you exaggerate something and make it visual, the brain will remember because it is out of the norm! Isn’t this…

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More Math Memory Magic

Memory Tips for Math book

When I was teaching third grade, I noticed children missing a word problem because they couldn’t remember if the word “sum” was an adding word or subtracting word. I could tell them a million times but nothing helped until I made up this  little rhyme, they could easily remember!       “Sum” apples are…

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