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I have been a math teacher for almost 20 years at all age levels, homeschool through college, private schools and public schools. I've taught gifted students, challenged students, and students who thought math was BORING. My favorite students to teach, though, are the ones who think they can't do it. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/

I have been a math teacher for almost 20 years at all age levels, homeschool through college, private schools and public schools. I've taught gifted students, challenged students, and students who thought math was BORING. My favorite students to teach, though, are the ones who think they can't do it. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
I hope you F.A.I.L.     VIDEO and Worksheet Activity

I hope you F.A.I.L. VIDEO and Worksheet Activity

I tell my students all the time that it’s OK to make mistakes. In fact, I WANT them to make mistakes! I want them to F.A.I.L.! Find another approach Ask questions Investigate further Look at how similar problems have been solved This isn’t just for math students, it’s growth mindset ALL students. Be sure to watch ALL the way to the end for the bloopers! 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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Kaffenate Math BRAIN BUSTER--Back to School Edition

Kaffenate Math BRAIN BUSTER--Back to School Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION: Subject Scramble Sudoku Magic Squares Word Search Crossword* *I love this crossword, because it teaches kids fun facts about schools around the world! DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice! ***Follow me on FB for math trivia, jokes, and other resources. Keepin’ Math Fun! https://www.facebook.com/KaffenateMath/
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Dividing Fractions --Video Comprehension Activity

Dividing Fractions --Video Comprehension Activity

Take a trip with me to northern Norway to see how dividing fractions helps out with dog sledding. AND see some footage of my latest dog sledding adventure. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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Kaffenate Brain Buster--NORTH POLE Edition

Kaffenate Brain Buster--NORTH POLE Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) NORTH POLE EDITION INCLUDES: Extraordinary Elves Logic Puzzle Merry Magic Squares Winter Word Search Candy Cane Crossword Santa Sudoku DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice!
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Math Mix-UPs

Math Mix-UPs

Math Mixups are a fun twist on Math Magic Squares. The numbers in the grey boxes are row and column totals. However, the numbers in the middle are all mixed up! Students need to rearrange the numbers so that the sums of the columns and rows equal the numbers in the grey boxes… with a few numbers to get them started. This is a great activity for filling that last 10 minutes of the day or for students who finish work early in class. Have fun!
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

What do disco, zombies, and pizza have to do with fractions? Everything! (At least in this activity!) Adding and subtracting fractions can absolutely STOP a students in his/tracks. These worksheets (3) have examples and step by step instructions included. There is also room to workout the problems right on the page. (My students are very picky about having ENOUGH room to work with!) The answer key shows each step. Other recommended resources: Kaffenate Math videos and resources for GREATEST COMMON FACTOR LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE LADDER METHOD 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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Exponent Notation (Mini Module)

Exponent Notation (Mini Module)

A Kaffenate Mini Module is a one page (front and back) sheet that covers a single topic. Each KMM has: –An instructional section: The instructional sections at the top of each page are either very thorough examples, step-by-step instructions, or both. –Practice problems: Problems start out easy and get progressively more difficult throughout the module. Each problem has enough space for the student to work it out right there. –Challenge or puzzle: The kids love the challenges or puzzles that are part of each module. These acts as both incentives and, sometimes, self-checking tools. –Answer Keys! Busy teachers don’t have time to make their own answer keys. I’ve done that for you. Kaffenate Mini Modules can be used in SO MANY WAYS! –Topic Introduction –Daily Warm Up –Homework –Pop Quiz –Substitute Plans –Extension Work –Catch-up Work –Topic Review –OR whatever else YOU can think of! (In fact, tell me how you use them!)
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Kaffenate Brain Buster--NFL Edition

Kaffenate Brain Buster--NFL Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) NFL EDITION INCLUDES: Field Goal Sudoku Are You Ready for some FOOTBALL Word Search NFL Draft Logic Puzzle NFL Scramble NFL Ditloid DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice!
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Adding Fractions --Math Mandala (1)

Adding Fractions --Math Mandala (1)

Nailing fractions is all about practice, practice, practice! So why not add a bit of coloring to make it more fun and perhaps a bit relaxing. This worksheet has adding, subtracting, and simplifying…a lot of practice built into one exercise. Instructions: Use the answers to the problems above to color the mandala below. The answers in the colored boxes are your clues. *All fractions should be simplified. Some answers will be improper fractions.
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Dividing Fractions  --Full worksheet set and video

Dividing Fractions --Full worksheet set and video

Take a trip with me to northern Norway to see how dividing fractions helps out with dog sledding. AND see some footage of my latest dog sledding adventure. This set has 3 worksheets of various levels. Great to use as in class activities or homework. The first two basic practice worksheets include an inspirational quote puzzle to figure out. Learning Objectives: –Divide two fractions –Divide whole numbers and mixed numerals –Help Nestor get his dogs ready for a race ***Follow me on FB and Pinterest for math trivia, jokes, and other resources. https://www.facebook.com/KaffenateMath/ https://www.pinterest.com/kaffenatemath/ 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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Kaffenate Brain Busters--OLYMPIC Edition

Kaffenate Brain Busters--OLYMPIC Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) OLYMPICS EDITION INCLUDES: Summer Games Sudoku Marathon Magic Squares Winter Games Word Search Fascinating Olympic Facts Crossword Rebus Race (Rebus Puzzles) DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice!
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Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (1)

Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (1)

This is a fun and challenging activity for either practice or review of order of operations. Instructions: Each box in the square must have a number (1-9) Each number (1-9) can only be used once. Each row and column is a math equation, with the answer floating beside or below it. Be sure to remember the order of operations! Use the answer in the colored squares to color the mandala.
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Math Games to Play AS A CLASS

Math Games to Play AS A CLASS

Sometimes there are those 15 minutes you need to fill, but the kids STILL need to be engaging their brains! These two games are easy to have at the ready…and always a winner with the kids. Games: Board Slam 5x5 All you need is the printable, a deck of cards, pencils, and 3 dice. Ready, Set, GO!
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Decimal Place Value  (Mini Module)

Decimal Place Value (Mini Module)

A Kaffenate Mini Module is a one page (front and back) sheet that covers a single topic. Each KMM has: –An instructional section: The instructional sections at the top of each page are either very thorough examples, step-by-step instructions, or both. –Practice problems: Problems start out easy and get progressively more difficult throughout the module. Each problem has enough space for the student to work it out right there. –Challenge or puzzle: The kids love the challenges or puzzles that are part of each module. These acts as both incentives and, sometimes, self-checking tools. –Answer Keys! Busy teachers don’t have time to make their own answer keys. I’ve done that for you. Kaffenate Mini Modules can be used in SO MANY WAYS! –Topic Introduction –Daily Warm Up –Homework –Pop Quiz –Substitute Plans –Extension Work –Catch-up Work –Topic Review –OR whatever else YOU can think of! (In fact, tell me how you use them!)
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Kaffenate Brain Busters--THANKSGIVING Edition

Kaffenate Brain Busters--THANKSGIVING Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) THANKSGIVING EDITION INCLUDES: Pumpkin Sudoku Potluck Logic Puzzle Thanksgiving Trivia Crossword Turkey Word Hunt DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice!
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Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (2)

Order of Operations Challenge--Math Mandala (2)

This is a fun and challenging activity for either practice or review of order of operations. Instructions: Each box in the square must have a number (1-9) Each number (1-9) can only be used once. Each row and column is a math equation, with the answer floating beside or below it. Be sure to remember the order of operations! Use the answer in the colored squares to color the mandala.
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Multiplying Fractions --Video Comprehension Activity

Multiplying Fractions --Video Comprehension Activity

Social Media! It doesn’t get more real life than THAT! Join me as I try to figure out which one is best to use… and we’ll learn how to multiply fractions as we go. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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Kaffenate Math Brain Buster--Pirate Edition

Kaffenate Math Brain Buster--Pirate Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) PIRATE EDITION INCLUDES: Pirates on the Loose Logic Puzzle Sunken Sudoku Aye-Matey Magic Squares Buried Treasure Word Search Crow’s Nest Crossword DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy.
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Kaffenate Brain Busters--EASTER Edition

Kaffenate Brain Busters--EASTER Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! There’s a little something for everyone in these packets. Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) EASTER EDITION INCLUDES: Division Sudoku Magic Squares Word Hunt Word Puzzles Rebus Puzzles DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!?
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Multiplying and Dividing Fractions--A Math Mandala

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions--A Math Mandala

Nailing fractions is all about practice, practice, practice! So why not add a bit of coloring to make it more fun and perhaps a bit relaxing. This worksheet is the ULTIMATE review. It has multiplying,dividing,simplifying, mixed numerals, and whole numbers! A ton of practice built into one exercise. Instructions: Use the answers to the problems above to color the mandala below. The answers in the colored boxes are your clues. *All fractions should be simplified. Some answers will be improper fractions. (Do not give answers in mixed numerals)
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Multiplying Fractions --Full Worksheet Set

Multiplying Fractions --Full Worksheet Set

John needs help getting his life balanced out!..and if he can just learn to multiply fractions it would really help! This set has 3 worksheets of various levels. Great to use as in class activities or homework. The first two basic practice worksheets include an inspirational quote puzzle to figure out. Learning Objectives: –Multiply two fractions –Multiply a fraction and a whole number –Smile a bit at a silly math problem story. 10% of all Proceeds for Kaffenate Math go to this AWESOME horse rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TAPSfordrafts/
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