# Common Core

## More Great Games!

Here is a site with great game links!

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## Another Great 4th grade fraction resource

Here is a great 4th grade fraction resource. Copy and paste to view.

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## Upper Elementary Toolkits

Here are some items that belong in an upper elementary toolkit. Remember that a toolkit has 2 parts. The first part is the materials and the second part is the templates. Introduce the items as you use them. In the beginning of the year you will use many of these items in your daily routines. For example, you can use the pattern blocks during the *Fraction of the Day routine.*

**Materials**

Unifix Cubes

Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars

Pattern Blocks (for teaching fractions and geometry)

Bears (for fraction set models) (also for multiplication problems)

Base Ten Blocks

Elapsed Time Ruler –

google UEN Utah Education Network elapsed time ruler

1 inch tiles

Decimal Squares

Decimal Wheels

**Templates**

Unifix Cubes Paper – multiplication: *groups of* problems

*copy links –*

Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars –

*copy links*

http://www.math-drills.com/fractions/fraction_strips_color_labeled.html

http://www.worksheetfun.com/category/math-worksheetfunmenu/fraction/fraction-circles/

Fraction number line

*copy link*

http://www.math-drills.com/fractions/fraction_strips_color_labeled.html

Pattern Block Paper (for fractions and geometry)

*copy link – *

Base ten grid and Ten Thousand Grid Paper

*copy link*

1-inch tile Paper

* copy link* – http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_4507209/File/Instructional%20Resources/G4V2BL2.pdf

Decimal Wheels

*copy link*

http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/edu/resources/guides/NSN_vol_6_Decimal_Numbers.pdf (page 65)

Geoboard paper (use for geometry and fractions)

*copy link*

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Dr. Nicki

***In many cases you have to copy the link and paste it into the url because it is a pdf and it won’t hyperlink.

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## Writing Multiplication Problems

Here is a great site to get started. Remember that in the CCSS students are suppose to solve and pose word problems! This is in most standards, whether or not your using the CCSS content.

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## More Math Fact Ideas

Here is a great packet with some great games for teaching math facts!

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## Here is another great site for math fact fluency!

It is free! It is printable! It is also informative! Check it out!

Remember that automaticity is only one element of fact fluency! Don’t forget about flexibility and efficiency.

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## Here is a great site for online math fluency practice!

It is free! It is informative! It allows students to track their fluency levels!

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Dr. Nicki

PS: Remember that automaticity is only one of the 3 components of fact fluency! Don’t forget flexibility and efficiency!

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## Here is a great math workstation planning booklet!

One of the most important things about math workstations is the organization! This determines whether or not you will succeed, way before the students ever get there! Here is a great planner! It is free and printable!

Be sure to check it out and also look at my math workstation board!

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## Here is a great decimal unit!

Here is a great decimal unit with models of decimals, the decimal hundredth grid and tons of games!

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Dr. Nicki

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## How can I charts…

I saw this “How can I chart” on Pinterest. I like the structure. I think it would be great to make a series of math anchor charts about “How can I…” such as “How can I add two digit numbers?” “How can I multiply a fraction by a whole number?” “How can I add single digit numbers quickly?”

Then, the chart lists several different ways to do it…going through the cycle of engagement: concrete ways, pictorial ways and abstract ways.

Then, you should definitely take pictures of these charts and have the students put the copies in their thinking notebooks or store the charts somewhere where they are accessible…or put them in a photo album that is labeled so students can use it as a reference when needed….or have the students copy the charts into their thinking notebooks…

The big point here is that charts should be a tool that is used throughout the year, not just for a moment!

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