Math Strategies Teacher Resources

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Here is a terrific lesson which has your kids play an interactive CD-ROM or online game "The Maths Race," focusing on using mental math strategies to solve the problems in the game. In pairs they answer math problems by selecting the answer when presented with six possible choices, with the fastest student reaching the finish line first.
Students participate in various math strategies. In this mathematical concepts lesson, students experience several math strategies, such as using foldables, angles, and using colored pasta. Students use these manipulatives to help them comprehend place value and geometry concepts.
In this mental math worksheet, students use mental math to add and subtract, to compare equations, and answer 2 "Test Prep" questions. Reference to Houghton Mifflin text is given.
Any first grader can master the Common Core math standards with this checklist! With each standard rewritten as an affirmative I can statement, children are provide with clear goals to work toward throughout the school year.
  • Display an enlarged copy of this checklist in the classroom to serve as reference during math lessons
  • Implement this resource as an ongoing assessment of student growth, documenting the abilities of each child with respect to the Common Core standards 
Learners make a layered book to be used as a reference tool for math lessons.
In this mental math activity, students study the detailed instructions and examples for adding or subtracting numbers using "breaking apart" or compensation. Students solve 17 mental math problems.
How does music relate to math? Learners will discover review pattern, relationships, equivalence, rates and proportions as it relates to music. This is a very rigours and relevant activity. Many extension ideas are given as well.
Third graders use mental-math strategies to solve two-digit plus two-digit addition problems. They observe and discuss online demonstrations, solve word problems as a class, and independently solve problems and describe their solutions using a diagram.
Students use mental math to answer a variety of problems. In this math lesson students calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using mental math strategies.Students aim for speed in their responses.
Third graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problems involving subtraction problems using mental math strategies. They discuss the base ten system and the basic concept of subtraction, and complete a variety of activities involving manipulatives.
In this math strategies instructional activity, 3rd graders, working with a partner, study 5 word problems to determine the best math strategy to solve each problem and then share their solutions.
Here is a great learning task that focuses on the development of areas in computational fluency including strategies in mental math. Young learners are guided through a list of addition expressions that help them visually understand the relationships between numbers within 20. By demonstrating these relationships on a number line, a child can easily develop mathematical strategies such as counting all, counting on, using relational thinking, as well as part-whole addition. A list of materials and actions makes the activity easy to implement in the classroom. It also has an answer key and commentary to support instruction.
Third graders analyze the process of straction through regrouping exercises. Mental math strategies are fostered in this lesson.
In this mental math worksheet, students review some strategies for mental math addition and subtraction. Students then use mental math to add or subtract the problems and tell which strategy they used.
In this math strategy worksheet, 3rd graders choose any 1 out of 7 math strategies to solve 3 word problems on the lines provided.
In this mental math instructional activity, students read the math word problems, decide with mathematical operation to use, and then solve the problems using mental math.
In this mental math worksheet, students use mental math to add or subtract the double digit equations. Students then compare the addition and subtraction equations by writing greater than, less than, or equal to. Finally, students complete the word problem.
In this mental math learning exercise, students read the definitions of the words in the box. Students then use words from the box and the illustrated pictures to complete the sentences.
Examine how math fits into everyday lives by writing mathematical word problems and answering them. Middle schoolers will also practice their test taking skills utilizing different kinds of tests.
Help your second graders monitor their academic accomplishments with this Common Core math standards checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, this is a great resource that provides young mathematicians with clear learning objectives.
  • Give each student a copy of this document to keep with their math materials, checking off each standard as it is taught
  • Make enlarged copies of the checklist to post in the classroom as a reminder for students and teacher