Fractions are a very important skill in mathematics. Unfortunately, many kids have a lot of difficulty with the concept. No worries, just check out The Monster’s Share from Matific to help your students to master fractions easily. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can create this fraction hopscotch from Resourceaholic and give […]

# Author: Mai Rachlevsky Reich

## Skip Counting

Skip counting builds a strong foundation for multiplication. The students can solve simple multiplication using skip counting. For example, two multiplied by four is the same as two counted 4 four times which equals eight. You can teach skip counting in many ways, and Matific has a great game, Ahoy!, with which kids can explore […]

## Commutative Property

The Commutative Property is very important, but sometimes can be a difficult topic to grasp. If students have trouble understanding the concept, Matific has a great episode ‘A Balancing Act’ that children can use for further practice. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can use paint as an alternative to demonstrate the […]

## Graphing and Statistics

Graphs are a huge part of math, and can be used to cover many different topics and concepts. Check out Matific’s ‘Graph and Release.’ Kids use graphs to gather all sorts of statistics on the fish in the tank. If you don’t have a computer in class, check out this great idea from Math Coach’s […]

## Visualizing Volume

One of the best ways to learn and understand volume is visually, and because of that it can sometimes be a hard subject to teach. If your class is struggling, let your students check out and explore ‘Turn the Volume On!’ If you don’t have a computer in class, you can try Melissa Blough’s strategy […]

## Multiply by Nine

The nine times table can be difficult for some students to remember. If your students have a hard time with multiplying by nine and could use more practice, Matific has a fun worksheet they can use to practice! If you don’t have a computer in class, Come Together Kids has a great trick to practice […]

## Subtraction Games!

Many students struggle with subtraction. If your students need to practice subtraction, check out Busy As A Bee for fun and interactive reinforcement. http://bit.ly/1KkIq36 If you don’t have a computer in class, What The Teacher Wants has a great idea for a fun activity to learn subtraction. Place 10 cups in a bowling formation and […]

## Weights, Balances and Multiplication

Many children are fascinated with balancing objects, and you can use this to an advantage in your multiplication lessons! Matific has some great episodes for kids to practice and explore multiplication with simple riddles using weights and scales, like Weighing Riddles. If you don’t have a computer in class, check out this fun idea from Kids Activities Blog. […]

## Mastering Fractions With Visualization

Fractions can be a scary subject for kids. It is much easier for students to understand the concepts visually. Matific has a game to help students visualize fractions using delicious pizza. If you don’t have a computer in class, All Free Kids Crafts came up with a fun and delicious game, the Cookie Fraction […]

## Distributive Property

Distributive property can be a challenge to teach and many students struggle to grasp fully the concept. . Matific has a fun game, Distribution, that uses stickers to help illustrate this topic. Check it out! If you don’t have a computer in class, Mrs. White’s 6th Grade Math Blog has a brilliant visual activity that […]