Divisibility Rules

Divisible: When one number can be divided by another number without leaving a remainder. 
For example, 6 is divisible by 3. 

Divisibility rules of whole numbers help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 without doing a long division. These rules have a wide range of applications in mathematics like finding factors, determining prime versus composite numbers and simplifying fractions etc. 

Divisibility rules of whole numbers help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 without doing a long division.


Knowing the divisibility rules will prepare students to work with larger numbers. You may introduce the concept in grade 4 and as a refresher for 5th graders. 

Use these worksheets and a ready reference poster to have students familiarize and practice the divisibility rules. Included are 11 worksheets and 2 posters (both in Colored and Black & White versions) for dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10.

 Divisibility Rules Poster


You may also print the poster as 2 copies per page and have students stick in their notebooks for quick reference.

You can buy this Divisibility Rules pack from HERE.

Thanks

Shimps

Student Planner 2017-2018

Help your kids stay organized this school year with my newly added student planner. Comes with printables that include a front cover, 2017-2018 calendar, monthly calendar, weekly planning sheets, and the reading logs.

Let your students note down their daily homework tasks and the weekly spelling list in this easy to use week-at-a-glance planner. This will also help in keeping track of assignments, quizzes, and tests for the week.

A simple and concise single page per week format on the US letter size paper. Each weekly page features the 5 working days (Monday through Friday) which includes 3 blocks for subjects (ELAR, Math and Science/Social Studies) along with the space for weekly spelling list.



The sheets are formatted for printing on both sides of the paper and can be easily used in folders, 3-ring binder or bounded in a comb/coil binder. There are two separate non-editable pdf files (cover sheet and the planner sheets) included in a downloadable zip file. A total of 76 pages for the school calendar year Aug 2017 - July 2018.





Download the sample planner sheets to have a close look from HERE.

This planner can be purchased from my store HERE.


Happy Planning!

Shimps

STAAR Math Grade 3 Practice Test

STAAR is almost here. Relieve the feeling of stress by having your students do a round of practice with this full-length 3rd Grade Math STAAR Practice Test. This mock test is aligned to the current TEKS and includes a total of 46 questions.


STAAR Math Practice Test for 3rd Grade



Student answer document/Bubble sheet and the Answer Key is also included. You can grab this practice test from HERE.

As the STAAR testing is a new experience for the 3rd graders, it is always helpful to administer a dry run for them to know what to expect in the real exam setting.

Best of luck to the little ROCK STAARS!

Shimps

Fact Fluency

Fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the four basic operations of math with ease and accuracy. A good grasp of these facts helps students to move up to more complex mathematical concepts like multi-digit addition, multi-digit subtraction, long division, and fractions.  

Studies have shown that students who have good command over basic facts find mathematics more interesting than others. The basic math facts are also included in the common core curriculum for grades 1, 2, and 3.  

Grade 1: Demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Grade 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
Grade 3: Fluently multiply and divide within 100.

Many teachers include basic math facts as a part of the daily morning work at school and also send those to practice at home. By the end of the school year, students develop their facts with automaticity.

As students have recently learned the basic operations, they need a ton of practice to master the fluency of these operations. I always like to have a lot of fact fluency worksheets and plan to use these over extended duration.

Here are some of my fact fluency packets.
  1. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 10
  2. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 20
  3. Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

 
Fact Fluency within 10 for Grade 1Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 10






Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

A total of 35 Multiplication Facts Fluency worksheets for practicing the timed multiplication facts. Each worksheet includes a total of 60 questions in groups of 10.


Multiplication Facts Fluency for Grade 3Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12


Happy Teaching!

Shimps

Spring Craft and Writing Templates


A small green frog on a big brown log;
A black and yellow bee in a little green tree;
A red and yellow snake by a blue-green lake,
All sat and listened to red bird sing,
"Wake up, everybody,  It's Spring! It's Spring!"

We are enjoying the beautiful Texas spring with the sunshiny days that feels so good. The Bluebonnets have already begun to bloom and Spring is in full swing.

Get in the mood for spring with these cute 3D crafts. Use these for the spring creative writing or bulletin board decoration.


Spring Craft Ideas


This Spring creative writing template pack includes:
  1. Traceable templates for construction paper (2 versions).  
    • Smaller version for creative writing
    • Larger version for bulletin board 
  2. Building instructions.
  3. Prompt template with wide rule lines to go with the craft.



You may give the appropriate prompts based on student’s level. I have included 11 sample prompt ideas. You can grab this pack from HERE.

Enjoy the Spring!

Shimps