## Why should I plan interactive math activities?

Let’s make math fun and interactive. If you are wondering what an interactive lesson might look like, think about scavenger hunts, escapes, puzzles, mazes, games, and so much more! Find out why it is worth the effort to do these activities in your math classroom! Help engage students in the learning process. By allowing students…

## Create Your Own Math Review Cube

Create a math review that your class will love! This tutorial will walk you through how to create the math cube and give ideas for what math questions you can put on the cube. You can use these cubes as a review before a holiday.

## Make Your Own Digital Matching Activity

Let’s make this engaging math activity digital! In the following video I show you how to take a printable resource and make it digital! Make Your Own Digital Matching Activity First, CLICK HERE to find the FREE matching activity template highlighted in the video. Then, you can watch the video to create your own digital resource!…

## Create and Use Math Matching Activities

You can create your own math matching activity! The video tutorial will walk you step by step through the process. Use this in your classroom transformations, interactive notebooks, math stations and more!

## Monthly Math Color by Number Templates

Create your own seasonal color by number activities with these templates. You are only 3 simple steps from engaging reluctant learners and adding color to your classroom!

## Math Get to Know You Activity for Middle School

This is the best math get to know you activity for your middle school. It is fun, educational, and makes a great bulletin board!

## Adding Questions to your Math Task Cards

Now that we have the template for our task cards, let’s go through the process of adding the questions to your math task cards. The best part of the template is that you can use it over and over again for all different math task card topics!

## Create Task Cards with POWERPOINT™

Task cards are one of the best math activities. Using task cards in your classroom is so easy! You can use them for a review activity, math station, whole class activity, and so much more. Are you ready to learn how to create task cards in 5 easy steps!?

## Create Math Activities with PowerPoint™

Have you looked for math worksheets and were unable to find one that fit your needs? Have you searched for math activities only to find mundane or boring activities? Are you ready to make your own math activities and make your math class more engaging? If any of these questions describes you, you are in the right place!

## 3 Tips for Setting Up Math Stations

Transform your math block and include math stations! Math stations are a great way for students to practice skills, engage in their learning, and give you an opportunity to work with smaller groups of students. The days that I use math stations are some of my favorite days. I want to share with you some…

## March One-Step Equations Classroom Transformation

Do you want to change it up and review solving one-step equations in a fun way? I have put together some review stations for my 6th grade math class that will be sure to engage your students too! These stations involve adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing to solve one-step equations. The answers come out “nicely”…

## Classroom Transformations in Math

Who doesn’t love a good theme day? Keep your students engaged in learning with a classroom transformation or two! At first, I was hesitant to incorporate transformations in my classroom because they honestly looked really expensive when I saw the transformations other teachers did! I am here to tell you that transformations to do not…

## 5 Ways to Add Movement in a Math Classroom

Are you ready to get up and moving in your math class? It seems that math class gets a bad rap with just sitting and listening and it being boring. Well, what if we change that? Let’s get up and moving and having fun in math! Here are some ways that we can add movement into math class.

## 5 Ways to Promote a Positive Math Mindset

Do you want to create an environment in your classroom where students take risks and feel confident? Here are 5 ways to promote a positive math mindset in your classroom. 1. Display a math affirmation mirror. Students love to look at themselves in the mirror, right? Well, why not use that as a way to…

## Middle School Math Back to School Activities

These 3 middle school math back to school activities are sure to make your beginning of school planning easier!

## Virtual Beach Day Theme Plans

Are you as ready as I am to celebrate the end of the school year? I am starting our final countdown with a FREE BEACH DAY! Below is a full day of plans just for you! I am going to have the students dress up in some summer gear, wear hats, sunglasses and whatever else…

## Math Talk Bulletin Board

Let’s talk about math! Creating a classroom environment where students talk and discuss their math thinking is so important to their deeper understanding of math! Using math talk prompts can foster those math discussions and help students learn how to explain their mathematical thinking! These are great discussion prompts as well as questions students can…

## Math Review Activity Mazes

Are you ready to have a little fun with a math review activity? Admittedly, there are times that math can feel a little dry and repetitive. I like to keep the students on their toes and have lots of different review activities! One of my favorite activities are these mazes. These mazes can be used…

## Brain Puzzles for Morning Meeting

Have you ever heard of rebus puzzles? Well, if you haven’t you are in for a treat. These brain puzzles are a great way to engage your students and it is a great activity for morning meeting. I have been using them in morning meeting and it is a GAME CHANGER!

## End of the Year Memory Book

Well, this has been a year to remember! Because it was such a unique school year, I want the students to have a memory book as a place where they can remember and write down different aspects of their year. I feel like this year is going to be a blur and almost seem surreal when things go back to “normal” and I want the students to hold on to the memories that they have and the difficulties that they have been through.

## End of the Year Bulletin Board

Are you ready for the end of the year? I know I am! This is one of my favorite end of the year activities and guess what… it is so easy! I display the end of the year bulletin board for the last month of school and then I cover it with plastic and it…

## Math Bulletin Boards

Do you love to decorate your math classroom as much as I do? Who says a math classroom has to be academic and boring? Not me! Here are some of my favorite math bulletin boards. You can use these bulletin boards for reference, get to know you activities, and to share your passion for math!…

## Virtual Class Meeting Ideas

I have never done so many class meetings in my life! Because we are fully virtual, we now have a specific built in virtual class meeting time. Now that I have done so many, I wouldn’t change a thing! I love getting to know my students more and have fun with them! Here are some…

## Virtual Science NGSS Review Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun way to review those NGSS standards for 5th grade? This is one of the ways that I will be reviewing for the standardized tests given in 5th grade. This scavenger hunt is a great way to engage students and bring all that they learned in science back to the forefront of…

## Virtual Boot Camp Math Test Prep

I was having a really hard time as a virtual teacher keeping math class interactive in a virtual environment. The students were doing too many worksheets and I wasn’t able to easily check their work. I started using these boot camp Google Forms™ and I can tell you that the engagement in math went up…

## Using Would You Rather Questions in Upper Elementary

I love to have would you rather questions on hand at all times! I use them both digitally and I have a stack of task cards printed “just in case.” I can’t tell you how many times there was a lull in class and I had to make up something to do. Can you relate?…

## FREE Virtual Basketball 5th Grade Decimal Review

Ready for some fun this basketball season? Check out this FREE Basketball Decimal Review Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt can be used in print as a way to get the students up and moving around the classroom OR fully digital for all those who are teaching virtually. Let’s talk about how it works… First, you…

## Earth’s Sphere Interactions Modeling in Science

Who knew a shoebox and some art supplies would be so much fun!? This Earth’s Sphere Interaction Project is one my students’ favorite projects of the year! I love it because there is no real prep on my part, aligns with the NGSS standards, and the students get to use their creative sides in science….

## 5 Digital Math Center Ideas in Upper Elementary

Are you struggling to find ideas for your digital math stations? Well, look no further! I have a few station ideas that I use in my 5th grade math centers! I love using math workshop in my classroom but I can tell you that it is not always easy to come up with ideas for…

## Valentine’s Day in an Upper Elementary Classroom

Holidays. They are the worst, am I right? I have a love, hate relationship with holidays in the classroom. I love to see the students having fun but I also love having a plan and knowing what is to come. When the classroom plan is unstructured, it can go downhill and FAST. I am going…

## Digital Math Escape Activities for Upper Elementary: Quick Tips

What are Digital Math Escapes? Digital Escape Activities are a great way to review in math! Students are highly engaged to crack the codes and escape. The students are given a scenario in which they have to help someone or something escape a predicament. Students will complete math problems to get a code. They will…

## Virtual Class Meeting Discussion Starters

Confession: Morning Meetings were my least favorite part of the day to plan for. When I was in school, I felt like there were so many other things that would fill that time “better”. Students could work on finishing up an assignment, they could continue their morning work, and I could take attendance, collect assignments…

## Positive Affirmations Mirror

When a student walks in with a discouraged look on their face, you know where I send them? To the Affirmation Mirror. You know why, because they need a reminder that they are loved, they are talented, and they are awesome! What a difference this little mirror has made in my classroom. First, it is…

## Morning Work Choice Boards

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## One Word New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are hard. Well, keeping the resolutions are… I always have high aspirations at the start of the year with big goals and dreams and then fall short of the goals about a month into the new year. I repeated this pattern for years with my students as well! I would have the…

## Hello!

Hello! I am Annette, the author from count on kupe. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been teaching for more than a decade! I earned a B.A. and M.A. in teaching with concentrations in math, science, and psychology. I started my teaching career in high school teaching math and science. While…