Instagram post 2246897061021045426_16163053031 How do you teach multi-step problems?  I had so much fun creating this strip diagramming resource for #4thgrade and loved color coding all the values! 💙  This new interactive notebook is available in my #teacherspayteachers store.
Instagram post 2241036957277178723_16163053031 When is your 100th day?  We’ve had ours already, but many are still coming up.  Congrats on making it past yours!
Instagram post 2208492362131690952_16163053031 Happy Holidays from my kids and a giant orangutan!  In Houston, the day after Christmas is the perfect weather to visit the zoo.  Sixty five degrees and sunny! 😎 The orangutan’s name is Rudi according to the sign and he scooped up his dinner of boiled eggs and fruit to come sit right next to the glass! 🦧
Instagram post 2158285781230613753_16163053031 I saw this beautiful mural on a neighborhood library on my way back from a training for work in Houston.  Isn’t it gorgeous!?!
Instagram post 2154863171796746999_16163053031 Fall is a fun time of the year.  Middle school students can get a little wild during Halloween 🎃 and right before the Thanksgiving break 🦃. Providing some fun but educational activities can really help to keep them on track!

This fall candy corn activity pack is all about order of operations with positive rational numbers! ✏️🖍
Instagram post 2143331016717984106_16163053031 Flash FREEBIE! This new sort of Halloween-y 🍂, not-so-scary decimal place value review is FREE only until October 1st for my followers 😳. It is a 100% digital 💻 activity where students get to BUILD MONSTERS!!!
Instagram post 2138209225821104222_16163053031 Prime factorization is a piece of 🍰🎂! Well it can be tricky for some kids, but practicing it is fun with this resource. #6thgradeteacher #teachingmath
Instagram post 2132884216424630865_16163053031 I can statements and a student learning checklist make organizing your student notebooks and getting your students to INTERACT with their interactive notebooks easy!  #interactivenotebooks
Instagram post 2131701913648359848_16163053031 All the #placevalue for the 4th grade TEKS!  I ❤️interactive notebooks 📓 and guided math.  These are perfect for both!
Instagram post 2128090543312628229_16163053031 If you’re an email subscriber, you just got a #free template to print your own sticky note base 10 manipulative!  Check out my website for some #placevalue tips and resources.
Instagram post 2124466343574358601_16163053031 TEKS data analysis ISN for 4th grade math! .
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#growingmath #dataanalysis #iteachfourth #teacherspayteachers
Instagram post 2123017537943082440_16163053031 Loving these models to represent decimals! #comparingdecimals #decimals #iteachfourth
Instagram post 2121556976650727641_16163053031 I ❤️using balance scales to show comparing numbers. .
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#growingmath #teacherspayteachers #placevalue #4thgradeteacher #fourthgrademath #iteach345 #iteachfourth #mathteacher #teks #texasmathteacher
Instagram post 2120825797056150724_16163053031 TEKS Alert!  4th grade teachers, this interactive set of notes, practice, and assessment makes teaching comparing and ordering decimals with models fun and easy!  Check out the place value link in my bio.
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Instagram post 2119393843995985520_16163053031 How many ways can your students compare and order whole numbers?  #teachingmath #placevalue #teacherspayteachers #growingmath #fourthgradeteacher #iteachfourth #fourthgrademath
Instagram post 2118667454783158610_16163053031 So colorful and organized 😍. These are created specifically for 5th grade Texas teachers and they are FREE.  See the link in my bio to find your copy.
#teachingmath #teks #growingmath #free #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth #fifthgrademath
Instagram post 2117831265821873741_16163053031 I ❤️ this new place value anchor chart idea.  It’s easy to make but so helpful for students to visualize the difference in scale between each place value!  #placevalue #iteach456 #mathteacher #growingmath #fifthgrademath #fourthgrademath #free #teachersofinstagram
Instagram post 2116488096513350662_16163053031 When you teach, you end up saying things you never thought you would need to tell another human.  Happy Friday-eve! .
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Instagram post 2115031123674549608_16163053031 How do you teach rounding?  Do you use an algorithm?  A rhyme?  A number line? All of the above? 😜
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