• Area of a Triangle: Discovering the Formula

    My area and perimeter unit is seriously one of my favorite things to teach in fifth!  I love the formulas, the real life math experiences, and the hands on learning that can happen.  This week, I did a simple, yet totally powerful demonstration to help my students discover, and most of all remember, the formula […]


  • Unwrap a Gift from ME!

    I am going to make a crazy generalization here and say that you have about two weeks left before Christmas Break and you are EXHAUSTED with a HUGE list of things you’d like to get done before break… I close?  Now, I can’t make the to-do list disappear, but I can help provide you with […]


  • Finding Perimeter & Area of Irregular Figures

    I’ll be honest, I HATE working on perimeter and area of irregular figures!  It is such a challenge for students and the perfectionist in me can’t deal with the mess that these drawings quickly turn into.  This year, I did something extremely basic but so close to my heart; color coding!!!  I have found this […]