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The FlashMaster is a hand-held computer to help your child master their math facts (all four operations). It goes as high as 9+9 in addition, up to 18-9 in subtraction, up to 12 x 12 in multiplication, and up to 144 divided by 12 in division…

The FlashMaster is a hand-held computer to help your child master their math facts (all four operations). It goes as high as 9+9 in addition, up to 18-9 in subtraction, up to 12 x 12 in multiplication, and up to 144 divided by 12 in division. If your kid gets a problem incorrect, it gives him or her the correct answer AND repeats the same problem two more times for practice. It has an array of modes and levels, so you can choose the difficulty of what your child is working on. Additionally, there are timing options, so you can give them a specific amount of time to do as many problems as they can, or you can give them a certain number of seconds per problem. You can also choose up to 15 problems of your own choosing if there are specific problems your child needs to work on and practice. It even saves the information from the last nine times your child has played it, so that you can see how much time it took, how many problems they finished, and how many they got correct/ incorrect. While initially I was a bit skeptical since at first it just sounded like an expensive set of flash cards, the kids really love working on the Flashmaster and I have found it’s a good go-to for my early finishers, as well as an extra activity on game days in my class. Plus, the information you get from having the kids play this is so valuable—way better than trying to keep track yourself of which problems tend to trip them up and they need to work on. (As a note, however, there are websites out there like XtraMath and IXL that you can subscribe to and will track your child's progress for you... this is just a very portable version of that.)

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards…

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards (or 2 each if playing with 2 players); on one side the case is stated and on the other side each card has a different alibi. Each player must decide whether the alibi is correct or whether that person is guilty. Players must do this by determining whether the math in the alibi is correct. If the math is incorrect, then that person is guilty. The object is to earn the most points by correctly determining guilt and innocence throughout the game. I have only played the third grade version, but I like how the game covers so much of third grade math, from multi-digit addition and subtraction to fractions to geometry.

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards…

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards (or 2 each if playing with 2 players); on one side the case is stated and on the other side each card has a different alibi. Each player must decide whether the alibi is correct or whether that person is guilty. Players must do this by determining whether the math in the alibi is correct. If the math is incorrect, then that person is guilty. The object is to earn the most points by correctly determining guilt and innocence throughout the game. I have only played the third grade version, but I like how the game covers so much of third grade math, from multi-digit addition and subtraction to fractions to geometry.

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards…

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards (or 2 each if playing with 2 players); on one side the case is stated and on the other side each card has a different alibi. Each player must decide whether the alibi is correct or whether that person is guilty. Players must do this by determining whether the math in the alibi is correct. If the math is incorrect, then that person is guilty. The object is to earn the most points by correctly determining guilt and innocence throughout the game. I have only played the third grade version, but I like how the game covers so much of third grade math, from multi-digit addition and subtraction to fractions to geometry.

In this set, the 24 cards have two wheels, each with three numbers. One number is missing from each wheel, and the object is to find a variable number (any whole number from 1 through 9) which, when used with the other numbers on each wheel, can make 24 on both wheels…

In this set, the 24 cards have two wheels, each with three numbers. One number is missing from each wheel, and the object is to find a variable number (any whole number from 1 through 9) which, when used with the other numbers on each wheel, can make 24 on both wheels. You can add, subtract, multiply, and divide to make 24, using all of the numbers on each wheel only once. Each card has two sides, and there are three levels within each box, so you can start with easier level one (or one dot) cards and move up to level three (or three dot cards) as your child gets better. These cards are so great because a) you can differentiate by level, b) children get better with practice which is really satisfying for them, and c) they do a great job of promoting and supporting flexible thinking, and d) they require some perseverance at times. Kids often have to try out different ways to make 24, attacking the problem from different angles in order to use all four numbers. These cards are great to get your kid’s mind going, and could be a good way to start the day, giving them one of these cards to try at the breakfast table. And that way, if they don’t get it right away, they have the rest of the day to figure it out.

Just like the other sets of 24 cards, each card in this set has four numbers on it and you must use all four numbers to make the number 24. You can use any of the four operations, but each number on the card must be used exactly once. However, now you have the added challenge…

Just like the other sets of 24 cards, each card in this set has four numbers on it and you must use all four numbers to make the number 24. You can use any of the four operations, but each number on the card must be used exactly once. However, now you have the added challenge of fractions and decimals. Each card has two sides, and there are three levels within each box, so you can start with easier level one (or one dot) cards and move up to level three (or three dot cards) as your child gets better. These cards are so great because a) you can differentiate by level, b) children get better with practice which is really satisfying for them, and c) they do a great job of promoting and supporting flexible thinking, and d) they require some perseverance at times. Kids often have to try out different ways to make 24, attacking the problem from different angles in order to use all four numbers. These cards are great to get your kid’s mind going, and could be a good way to start the day, giving them one of these cards to try at the breakfast table. And that way, if they don’t get it right away, they have the rest of the day to figure it out.

I LOVE these cards, and I use them on a daily basis in my third grade class the entire second half of the year (after they have learned multiplication and division). Each card in the set has four numbers on it, including double digit numbers; you must use all four numbers to make the number 24…

I LOVE these cards, and I use them on a daily basis in my third grade class the entire second half of the year (after they have learned multiplication and division). Each card in the set has four numbers on it, including double digit numbers; you must use all four numbers to make the number 24. You can use any of the four operations, but each number on the card must be used exactly once. For example, if the card has the numbers 6, 12, 8, and 1, you could do (8 - 6) x 2 = 24, and 24 x 1 = 24. Each card has two sides, and there are three levels within each box, so you can start with easier level one (or one dot) cards and move up to level three (or three dot cards) as your child gets better. These cards are so great because a) you can differentiate by level, b) children get better with practice which is really satisfying for them, and c) they do a great job of promoting and supporting flexible thinking, and d) they require some perseverance at times. Kids often have to try out different ways to make 24, attacking the problem from different angles in order to use all four numbers. These cards are great to get your kid’s mind going, and could be a good way to start the day, giving them one of these cards to try at the breakfast table. And that way, if they don’t get it right away, they have the rest of the day to figure it out.

I LOVE these cards, and I use them on a daily basis in my third grade class the entire second half of the year (after they have learned multiplication and division). Each card in the set has four numbers on it; you must use all four numbers to make the number 24…

I LOVE these cards, and I use them on a daily basis in my third grade class the entire second half of the year (after they have learned multiplication and division). Each card in the set has four numbers on it; you must use all four numbers to make the number 24. You can use any of the four operations, but each number on the card must be used exactly once. For example, if the card has the numbers 6, 2, 8, and 1, you could do (6 x 8) / 2 = 24, and 24 x 1 = 24. Each card has two sides, and there are three levels within each box, so you can start with easier level one (or one dot) cards and move up to level three (or three dot cards) as your child gets better. These cards are so great because a) you can differentiate by level, b) children get better with practice which is really satisfying for them, and c) they do a great job of promoting and supporting flexible thinking, and d) they require some perseverance at times. Kids often have to try out different ways to make 24, attacking the problem from different angles in order to use all four numbers. These cards are great to get your kid’s mind going, and could be a good way to start the day, giving them one of these cards to try at the breakfast table. And that way, if they don’t get it right away, they have the rest of the day to figure it out.

Pinczes uses rhyming in her description of the 25th Army Corps, made up of twenty-five beetles on parade. Their queen likes things to be neat and tidy, and so when the beetles march two by two, she is unhappy to see one beetle, Joe, unpaired…

Pinczes again uses rhyming in her description of the 25th Army Corps, made up of twenty-five beetles on parade. Their queen likes things to be neat and tidy, and so when the beetles march two by two, she is unhappy to see one beetle, Joe, unpaired. And so, Joe is told he cannot participate. As the days go on, Joe must find a way that he can participate and not be a remainder within the regiment. He tries dividing them into rows of three, then four, and then finally rows of five where he can participate. This book is a great way to introduce remainders in division, as well as factors of numbers. Children can use unifix cubes to create arrays matching those made in the book and identify the factors of twenty-five (and other numbers) by grouping cubes. This book can also be used to explore prime and composite numbers and the patterns in the formations that can be made with the two types of numbers.

Two bugs, Flora and Ralph, have thirteen beans between them and try to devise a way to divide them evenly. But no matter how they divide them, they still have bean thirteen left over…

Two bugs, Flora and Ralph, have thirteen beans between them and try to devise a way to divide them evenly. But no matter how they divide them, they still have bean thirteen left over. They even invite others over to try to divide the beans evenly, but still have the one left over. This story is a good way to introduce the concept of remainders in division, as well as discussion of prime numbers and what that means in terms of division.

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