For most of my teaching career, I used multiplication tables for my students. I ALWAYS thought they were such a great tool for those who hadn’t mastered their facts yet.

But as I watched my students use the multiplication tables, I realized they weren’t really gaining any fact fluency…they were just constantly lining up those factors to find the product and move on to the next problem….

An Alternative to Multiplication Tables

Google Slides have become a tool I rely on to manage my classroom over the years. It’s just so easy to create with them! And they make the perfect visual to share with your students on a classroom television or computer projector. Now I will be honest with you. These slides were made out of […]

Managing Our Classroom with Google Slides

Creating color swatces for your Google Drive is an easy way to save time when you design assignments for your students. All you will need to do is to choose a color palette of your favorite shades and save them in a format that will work for Docs, Slides, and Sheets. This template goes with […]

Custom Color Swatches for Your Google Drive

Google Drive shortcuts provide such a nice way to save time while working with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. And some of these shortcuts only require one simple keystroke! Such a timesaver! The only problem? It can be tough to remember all the different options. But I have a way to help remember those shortcuts…and save […]

Google Drive Shortcuts At-A-Glance

Making number lines with tables in Google Slides will make your math life MUCH easier! Tables are the perfect little tool to line everything up with ease. And creating and storing these number lines in Google Slides will make it easy to use them again and again! WHY USE TABLES? I use tables for ALL […]

Making Number Lines with Tables in Google Slides

Making fractions with tables in Google Slides is an easy way to save yourself TONS of time this year! Once you’ve created the templates you need with tables, you can save them to reuse again and again. WHY USE TABLES? I know many people like to use textboxes in Google Slides, but tables really do […]

Making Fractions with Tables in Google Slides

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