Category Archives: Fold-Up

Students Don’t Always Know HOW to Use a Resource

As an adult, I can figure out how to do almost anything if I am able look at an example.  I would bet that you are the exact same way. So when I started teaching fifth grade math, I decided that having resources available for my students would be the perfect way to get them the help they need when… Read more »

Visualizing Customary Capacity

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Tis’ the season to teach measurement it seems!  Over the years, I have used a variety of visuals to illustrate customary capacity.  Everything from “The Gallon Tree”, “Big G”, “Gallon Robot”, “Capacity Flip” and even “Gallon Clown” has been in the lesson plan.  While all these resources serve as great visuals, my favorite, especially for 5th grade, is the one… Read more »

How to Write Numerical Expressions Fold-Up Resource

I use a great deal of fold-ups with my 5th grade students.  Each fold-up is stored in a math journal.  Once in the journal, students will refer to the resource time and time again. Recently, we added a fold-up for writing numerical expressions.  This resource can be found in my Teachers Pay Teacher store. To assemble the fold up make… Read more »

Photosynthesis Fold-Up

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Just recently a buyer purchased my science resource on Photosynthesis.  Since I am not teaching science this year, I had to dig through my files to find an assembled fold-up when she asked to see a picture of the finished product. Originally, I had thought I had already published a post about this resource but it turns out I had… Read more »

Give It a Quirky Name…And You’ll Hook ‘Em!

One thing about teaching in the upper grades if you do, or say, something off-beat they tend to remember it.  Even if it is completely unintentionally off-beat, or strange, or quirky, or weird, they’ll remember it. So why not use this knowledge to our advantage?  Once I made the discovery, I began to take advantage of it every time I… Read more »

Division Strategy: Decomposing the Dividend

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The new Common Core Standards for Math prompted me to create this Decomposing the Dividend Strategy pack for use with students and with parents. I am quickly finding out that Common Core stresses not only arming students with a variety of strategies to solve a problem, but also stresses fostering the use of mental math whenever possible. The Decomposing the… Read more »

Teaching A New Division Strategy – Partial Quotients

The new Common Core Standards for Math prompted me to create this Partial Quotient Strategy pack for use with students and with parents–yes, parents ! I will get to parents shortly, but first…Common Core stresses arming students with a variety of strategies to solve a problem.  This includes division.  Now, I’m an old-timer, and as an old-timer, I believe that… Read more »

Making the Distributive Property Work for You

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The new Common Core Standards promote teaching students a variety of ways to solve a problem. Using the various properties of math are utilized a great deal. Most of my students catch on to the Communative, Associative, etc. But the Distributive really causes a great deal of frustration. I created this tri-fold handout for my students to use as a… Read more »