Dividing Fractions and Other Memory Tips

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Dividing Fractions and Other Memory Tips

I found this clever video to help students remember the order of operations for dividing fractions. It uses the “Keep, Change, Flip” mnemonic to teach students how to divide fractions. Keep the first fraction the same. Change the division sign to multiplication.  Flip the second fraction over, then solve it the same way as a…

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How to Communicate with Parents

The Value of Take-Home-Journals Keeping parents up to date on what is going on in the classroom is imperative as a teacher. My most successful communication method in my third grade classroom, was the Take- Home-Journal. I wanted parents to know what was happening but it needed to be personal and give my students writing practice.…

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Travel Memory Game

On a long car ride, parents dread hearing “Are we there yet?” Or the kids are glued to cartoons on their iPhones or devices. Learning is no where to be found and communication is dead. I’ve found this Travel Memory Game to be a fun answer to this problem. It’s challenging for any age and…

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Recommended Reading, Writing & Vocabulary Apps

Kids love to play on tablet devices. Why not give them some apps that will challenge their brains? These are some reading, writing and vocabulary apps that I recommend for the iPad. I’m sure there are similar apps for your computer or device.   Shake-a-Phrase asks students to identify adjectives, nouns and verbs within the…

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Visual Vocabulary Memory Tip

BLOG Post 04/26/10 – Vocabulary Memory Tip

Learning the meanings of new vocabulary words often stress kids out!  Make it easy on them.  Try making an association or rhyme and drawing a little picture to illustrate the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words. Kinesthetic learners need to act out the words in order to remember.  Not sure which learning style they are?  Take…

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