# Ms. Voit

## Engaging 3rd Grade Multiplication Activities

Are you looking for fun ways for your 3rd-grade students to practice single-digit multiplication? Check out these resources! Mystery Message Task Cards The secret message provides a fun element to the activity and motivates students to find and correct mistakes. This twist on “I have…Who has?” will appeal to all students, including homeschool, general ed, …

## Reviving Math Success: A Middle School Program for Boosting Student Achievement

I’m a data nerd.  I can stare at pages and pages of data for hours.  I graph it in different ways to look for patterns and trends.  I map it.  I rearrange it.  I compare it to other data sets.  This oddity led me to revamp NAREIT’s index to create the multiple components that are …

## Fun (and Funny!) Addition and Subtraction Fact Activities

Learning addition and subtraction facts are important skills that students start learning as early as Kingergarten; however, after students learn how to add and subtract, students often lack the motivation to memorize their math facts. Mastering their addition and subtraction facts (e.g. memorizing their addition and subtraction facts) sets the foundation for future math; it …

## Teaching Deeper: Multi-Digit Multiplication through Exploration

When parents try to teach their children math, I find that they usually focus on “how” to do operations rather than the basic concepts that allow a child to understand “why” these steps work or even “what” the operation is.   At its core, math is logic. Learning math is important because developing reasoning skills …

## Fun (and Funny!) Multiplication & Division Fact Activities

Learning multiplication and division facts are important skills that students often learn in 3rd grade; however, after students learn how to multiply and divide, students often lack the motivation to memorize their math facts. Mastering their multiplication and division facts (e.g. memorizing their multiplication and division facts) sets the foundation for future math; it helps …

## Why Your Strong Math Student May Not Get Into Accelerated Math

Students often apply to HEROES Academy in 6th grade when they realize that other students in their class are in or being placed into an Accelerated Math class, and they don’t understand why or how they’re not in this same class. They earn A’s in math class, and math comes easily to them.  They may …

## Gifted and Talented & Accelerated Math in Monroe Twp, NJ Public Schools

Gifted and Talented & Accelerated Math in Monroe Twp, NJ Many parents aren’t aware of gifted and talented and accelerated math programs in school until after their child has already been evaluated.  If you have a child in Monroe Twp Public Schools, your child may be eligible for gifted and talented and/or accelerated math.  Monroe …

## How Accelerated Math Can Better Serve Gifted Students

At a glance, it seems like a school should be able to take all of the brightest kids, stick them in a class together, and simply move through the math curriculum at a faster pace. But, that doesn’t really work.  To truly support the needs of our gifted and talented students within mathematics, we need …

## How to Teach Rounding to 10s and 100s

We first teach rounding in 3rd grade; we start with rounding to the nearest 10 and rounding to the nearest 100. Rounding is an often overlooked standard in the curriculum; however, it’s one of the math skills we use most often.  We round every day.  When we look at the prices in a store, we …