"I love teaching math facts," said no math teacher EVER! But teaching math facts can be fun with the right tools and activities. With this in mind, throughout the month of October, Thursday Tool School will feature flashcard and math fact games. This first game is one of my absolute favorites and ... read more

## Math with Ms. Routt- Computational Fluency

The third component of my math block is computational fluency. According to Robert Ashlock (2010), author of Error Patterns in Computation: Using Error Patterns to Help Each Student Learn, today's mathematicians "need to be able to use efficient and accurate methods for computing." To meet this ... read more

## Doing Math the Routty Way: Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 18)

Salute- This is one of my favorite activities! It's a great way to reinforce math facts and have some fun at the same time. Here's how to play: 1. Use a set of large playing cards or create a set on large index cards. For this activity, Aces = 1, Jacks = 10, Queens = 11, and Kings = ... read more

## Doing Math the Routty Way: Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 16)

Quiz Ball- The quiz ball is a great brain break strategy when your students need a kinesthetic movement break! Here's how to create one: 1. Get a soccer ball. 2. Label each section of the soccer ball with a computational fact or a question using blank labels. Here's how to ... read more

## Doing Math the Routty Way: Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 11)

Learning Multiplication Facts- As many of us know, one of the most frustrating aspects of grades 3 - 5 instruction is teaching math facts. I've had so many conversations with teachers who say, "When I was in school, I was just expected to have them memorized. But the kids today can't memorize ... read more