## The Teaching With Simplicity Blog

### 5 Easy to Implement Fraction Games

Teaching fractions in the upper elementary classroom can be a daunting task!  If you want students to be engaged and learning simultaneously, turning an activity into

### Teaching Fractions in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Teaching fractions to third, fourth, and fifth-graders can be challenging, but there are several effective ways to make it easier for them to understand and

### 7 Ways to Review Math Vocabulary

Teaching mathematical vocabulary is something that can be easily overlooked.  We want our students to be able to complete the math tasks at hand, but

### Organizing Math Rotations

I’ve been asked many times if I use math centers in the upper elementary classroom. My answer, YES! The only catch is we don’t call

### Amazing Race Test Prep Edition

My students are excited about test prep!  Yep, you read that right!  They are excited!  How is that so?  Want to know more?  Read on

### Metric Units of Capacity and Volume Anchor Chart

This anchor chart is all about metric units of capacity and volume. Getting students to make connections between the unit of measurement and what each

### 5 Books to Introduce STEM

Having been out of the regular classroom for a few years, there was one thing that I was really looking forward to, and that was

### Online Math Facts Practice Students Will Love

I have been looking for an online site for my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math kiddos to practice their math facts.  I recently came

### The Equation Station

This is a fun activity for early finishers. Students try to come up with as many different equations as possible using the equation board. Why

### Interactive Math Vocabulary

Another interactive math notebook???  It is, yes, but I have a purpose and a very good one! This past year I taught Title I Math

### Family Math Night For Big Kids

This year was the first year that I participated in our annual Family Literacy & Math Night, and I do have to say it was

### Frequency of Progress Monitoring ~ RtI For Math Made Easy

Last week I discussed and showed the rate of improvement that we should expect from students, how to graph their results, and the types of

### Graphing and Progress Monitoring ~ RtI For Math Made Easy

You have administered and scored the CBM, now what? Gone are the days of grading, sending home, and forgetting about what just occurred. Does that

### Scoring the Computational Fluency CBM ~ RtI for Math Made Easy

There are different ways in which you can score the tests. You can score the tests based on the number of digits correct. For example