# The Art of Learning Factorization with “Crossnumbers”: An Engaging, Fun and Strategic Math Game

Welcome to another enlightening post in our series aimed at making math fun, engaging, and effective for students. Today, we’re going to introduce an activity called “Factorization Crossnumbers,” a highly interactive game that’s designed to […]

# Unlocking the Magic of Divisibility: Teaching Students to Identify Two and Three Digit Numbers Divisible by 11

Hello, fellow math enthusiasts! I’m excited to share a delightful activity designed to explore the mysterious realm of divisibility, specifically for two and three-digit numbers divisible by 11. Today, we’re going to unravel the magic, […]

# Cultivating Cognitive Agility: Number Patterns and Mental Math Games for Elementary Students

The beauty of math lies in its patterns, rules, and predictability. As an elementary school teacher, it’s incredibly rewarding to witness students develop their mathematical thinking skills. One efficient and engaging way to encourage this […]

# Number Patterns {Mental Math Activity}

One of the interesting ways you can get your elementary students to work with mental math is to use visual patterns. For example, if you take all the face cards out of a set of playing cards, you’ll have the number cards remaining. Take a couple of these decks and cover up the numbers and the small designation of the suit. What you’ll have left is just the number pattern on the card. You can then use these cards as flash cards to get students to use their mental math muscles.