Resources to practice the doubles & near doubles (doubles + 1 facts)

## Similes & Metaphors

Language,
Language-Literature,
Language-Literature-Literary Elements
23 June 2020

**Simile:**A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

**Metaphor:**A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

### Worksheets & Exercises

- Similes and Metaphor Exercises
- Similes & Metaphor Worksheets - Education.com (elementary)
- Similes and Metaphors Worksheets - Boggles World

### PowerPoints

### Lesson Plans/Teaching Resources

- Get Metaphor and Simile Savvy Through Writing - Middle School – article for parents with ideas for giving kids practice. I love this idea:

Make a simile sandwich.For an entertaining way to practice similes, have your child plan a picnic, using similes. What to pack? How about apples green as a grasshopper, rhubarb pie with whipped cream like clouds, or a sub sandwich big as a baseball bat? This exercise will let your child flex her creativity, while giving her practice in simile skills!

### Learning Aids

Similes & Metaphor Graphic Organizer## Literature: Types of Conflict

Language-Literature
20 May 2020

In literature, there is always some type of

**conflict**(a struggle, challenge, or opposition) that drives the story. There are several types of conflict:

- Character vs. character
- Character vs. self
- Character vs. nature
- Character vs. society
- Character vs. technology
- Character vs. supernatural
- Character vs. fate

A great deal of the time, there may be more than one type of conflict present.

Here are a few resources on types of conflict that I found helpful:

#### Learn/Review

Conflict Graphic Organizers

Cute graphic organizers and other helpful resources to teach the different types of conflict (including the use of movie trailers). She has links to her posts that have resources for each type of conflict.

6 story conflicts possible in your book

Cute graphic organizers and other helpful resources to teach the different types of conflict (including the use of movie trailers). She has links to her posts that have resources for each type of conflict.

6 story conflicts possible in your book

This is really written more so for writers, but the author does a good job of summarizing the types of conflict as well as provides examples. There's also a nice info graphic here.

Conflict: What's the Problem? Powerpoint

Conflict: What's the Problem? Powerpoint

This is a simple, but handy, chart that gives 7 categories of conflict, a description of each, as well as an example. To get this document, don't choose the yellow "download" button, but rather scroll down to the end of the imbedded window and choose the print icon. (The download button prompted me to upload a document).

Types of Conflict Graphic Organizer (TJ)

This was based upon the graphic organizer above, which we did, but my daughter wanted to use her own examples.

Types of Conflict Graphic Organizer (TJ)

This was based upon the graphic organizer above, which we did, but my daughter wanted to use her own examples.

This was the original G.O. I made for my daughter so that she could illustrate the types of conflict. It contains 6 of them. I liked the categorization of 7 types of conflict above, so I went with that instead, but I am posting this one in case it's helpful.

#### Practice

This page provides a brief overview of the different types of conflict and then has several worksheets. Also includes 2 powerpoint lessons. I like the powerpoint lessons as they are brief and provide a few practice activities at the end (students are given a scenario and have to identify the type of conflict present.) No bells and whistles but concise and to the point.

Free from TpT. This is a great set of worksheets to practice identifying the different types of conflicts. Includes an answer key. The author of the worksheets also has a section on her site about activities for teaching conflict (The Literary Maven) ( a lot of ideas here).

## Adding 1 to a Number

- Adding 1 More Worksheet - Nice worksheet from WorksheetFun.com; the problems are on grid paper.
- Adding 1's to Single Digit Numbers - - Math-Drills.com (10 worksheets to print; 25 problems per page)
- Adding 1 to a Number (Online practice at IXL)
- Adding 1 to a Number (to 20) - Game from SplashMath
- Adding 1 to a Number - Mad Math Minute Drills - Snappy Maths
- Adding 1 to a Number - Common Core Worksheets, set of 10 worksheets with 100 problems per page.

## Division

Math-Division
17 January 2020

### Division Terms

In division, a dividend is divided by a divisor to find a quotient. If there is an amount left over, it is called the remainder. The remainder cannot be evenly divided by the divisor. (Fact Monster)

Cute Division Terms Poster - Teachers Take Out Blog

A cute color poster that shows the terms in horizonal division, fraction bar division and long division configurations.

Tip: When I have my daughter do missing number division (or multiplication) problems, I have her tell me the name of the term that was missing to give her practice identifying the terms.

### Divisiblity Rules

How Can You Tell if a Number is Divisible by Another Number? Use Divisibility Rules!### Teaching Long Division

Long Division - tips and videos I've used to help teach long division

Shortcut Long Division - If you want to tear your hair out or cry teaching long division, check out this quick method that requires less writing (great for kids who have mastered the math facts or can compute quickly-----may be still frustrating for those who memorized the facts or can't computer quickly in their head)

Shortcut Long Division - If you want to tear your hair out or cry teaching long division, check out this quick method that requires less writing (great for kids who have mastered the math facts or can compute quickly-----may be still frustrating for those who memorized the facts or can't computer quickly in their head)

### Division Facts Practice

I like to have my kids do targeted math facts practice (working on one table at a time) Here are some helpful resources to work on just one fact table at a time.

#### 1s

#### 2s

- Division by 2 Math Drill sheets from SnappyMaths.com: Set 1 | Set 2 I like the sheets by Snappy Maths the best as they seem the least intimidating. There are two drills per page.
- 2s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 2s Worksheets
- Halves to 20 - worksheets and games
- Common Core Worksheets 2s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page
- 2s Division Math Facts Quiz Game (timed) - great alternative to drill pages

#### 3s

- 3s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 3s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 3s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 4s

- 4s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 4s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 4s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 5s

- 5s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 5s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 5s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 6s

- 6s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 6s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 6s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 7s

- 7s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 7s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 7s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 8s

- 8s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 8s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 8s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 9s

- 9s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 9s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 9s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 10s

- 10s Division Facts Timed Tests - TheCurriculumCorner
- Math Drills.com 10s Worksheets
- Common Core Worksheets 10s Division Drills - 10 worksheets/100 problems per page

#### 11s

#### 12s

#### Mixed Facts

Common Core Worksheets Mixed Facts 1s to 10s drills - 100 per page### Division Aids

Division Chart - I found this handy chart online to help my kids quickly look up division facts.Check out my Division pinterest board for more ideas to teach and practice division:

Originally posted 11/20/18

## Decimals

Math-Decimals
12 November 2019

My daughter and I started working on decimals recently and I'm kind of winging it without a textbook, but I wanted to approach it in as structured of a manner as I could. So I found a learning objectives list to use as our base and then using worksheets and other activities to provide the meat. Below are some of the resources I've found online.

Using place value blocks, have student

Using place value blocks, have student

#### Introduction to Decimals

Very comprehensive and engaging video. A great introduction to decimals!#### Model decimals through tenths and hundredths

**Modeling Tenths**Using place value blocks, have student

**build and record**values from 1/10 and up (.1, .2, .3... up to .9), show what happens when 1 more is added to .9, and then continue with values after 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc)*Modeling Hundredths*Using place value blocks, have student

**build and record**values with hundredths.**Tenths and Hundredths**- Tell which part is shaded worksheet (tenths)
- Identify the shaded value (multiple choice, several worksheets)
- Identify the shaded value (write in answer, several worksheets)
- Finding decimals on a number line
- Label decimals on number line - worksheet generator
- Write the shaded part as a decimal

#### Identify place values of digits

#### Compare and order decimals

- Comparing Decimals Worksheets (Math Aids.com)
- Determining greater or lesser value (which of the three choices is greatest or least)
- Comparing Decimals - given 4 number sentences with (>, <, = signs) determine which number sentence is true
- Comparing decimals up to tenths
- Comparing to the Hundredths
- Comparing decimals up to hundredths
- Comparing to the Thousandths
- Comparing decimals up to thousandths
- Order models from least to greatest
- Order the decimals from least to greatest
- Ordering Decimals Worksheets (Math Aids.com)
- Determine value of a decimal relative to half

#### Identify equivalent fractions and decimals

#### Express mixed numbers and improper fractions as decimals.

#### Round decimals to nearest tenths.

- Decimal Rounding Worksheets - (Math Aids.com)
- Rounding tenths to whole numbers - there are several worksheet versions to download

#### Add decimals

- Adding decimals with a number line
- Adding Decimals Worksheet Generator
- Adding to 1 - given a decimal less than 1, student determines which
- Convert horizontal math addition problem to vertical and add
- Tenths and hundreds addition - write vertically and then add

#### Subtracting Decimals

- Subtracting Decimals Worksheet Generator
- Subtracting decimals from whole numbers - worksheet generator
- Subtracting decimals with number line)
- Convert horizontal subtraction problem to vertical and subtract
- Tenths and hundredths decimal subtraction - write vertically and then subtract

#### Solve problems with addition and subtraction of decimals

- Adding and subtracting decimals - worksheet generator
- Adding and subtracting decimals- 10 worksheets
- Adding and Subtracting decimals word problems (20 worksheets)

#### Multiply decimals

- Visual multiplication - use grids to solve a multiplying by a decimal problem (multiply 1 whole number by a decimal)
- Visual multiplication - multiply one decimal by another decimal
- Placing Decimals - Given a problem and the product (without decimals), student determines where the decimal should be placed
- Multiplying Decimals Worksheet Generator
- Multiply decimals up to the hundredths
- Multiplying by Powers of 10 with decimals Worksheet Generator
- Estimating multiplication with decimals (multiple choice)

#### Solve problems with multiplication and division of decimals

#### Divide decimals

- Long Division with Decimals Worksheet Generator
- Division of two whole numbers (where the answer is a decimal)
- Mixed quotient long division
- Decimal long division

#### Mixed Operations

- Mixed operations worksheets (includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems in one worksheet (10 worksheets ))
- Multiply and divide by powers of 10

## The Three Branches of Federal Government

American Government,
Branches of Government,
Social Studies
04 September 2019

We learned about the branches of the US government (at the 5th grade level) ~~this week ~~ (last year) and so I gathered (and made) some resources.

### Learn

*Fifth Grade Branches of Government*
The content of this video is great. I didn't like the audio though so I ended up muting it and reading the "slides" to my daughter.

### Graphic Organizers

Three Branches of Government Graphic Organizer/Notes (TJ Homeschooling)Three Branches of Government Doodles/Coloring Pages - ClassroomDoodles.com

### Games

Rags to Riches Game - Quia.com

Branches of Government Jeopardy

Sheppard Software Functions of the Three Branches Government Sorting Game

Branches of Government Jeopardy

Sheppard Software Functions of the Three Branches Government Sorting Game

### Practice/Review

Three Branches of Government Sorting Activity (TJ Homeschooling)

Given terms, sort them according to which branch they would go into. Includes cards, answer key, and sorting "board."

My daughter really enjoyed the sorting activity, she wanted to do it a few more times. We initially sorted on our whiteboard (below) and then I made a printable sorting board for future times, insha Allah.

This is similar to the printable above except that the cards are of various functions/jobs of each branch. Includes cards, answer key, and sorting "board."

We started off our study with the book "The US Constitution and You" by Syl Sobel. I happened to have a copy of it from one of my older kids charter school days (and never used it) but I was trying to reignite our social studies again and found it handy this time around. I read it to my daughter over the course of a few days and didn't try to get real "schooly" and we both enjoyed it. (I sometimes go overboard trying to replicate school and then get burnt out)

You can grab a copy of it yourself over at Amazon:

*****

We started off our study with the book "The US Constitution and You" by Syl Sobel. I happened to have a copy of it from one of my older kids charter school days (and never used it) but I was trying to reignite our social studies again and found it handy this time around. I read it to my daughter over the course of a few days and didn't try to get real "schooly" and we both enjoyed it. (I sometimes go overboard trying to replicate school and then get burnt out)

You can grab a copy of it yourself over at Amazon:

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