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### Teacher apprecation week is coming

I myself have enjoyed the downloadable resources from these Learning A-Z websites in the past, so I thought you might take a look, too. It's all going to be free for a week! Here's their blurb: To thank the world's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7, we're opening up all six of our PreK-6 Learning A-Z websites — for free. Sites include Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Writing A-Z, Science A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, and Reading-Tutors. Nearly 50,000 teachers took advantage of our Open House last year and pre-registration for this year is now open. Just go to http://www.learninga-z.com/openhouse — and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues!

### Shopping City game hints

My daughter asked me to check out Shopping City game at HoodaMath.com, and so I did. Well, I became hooked... it's one of those "addictive" types of games. I spent nearly a week playing it every day, until I was able to finish all 9 levels. I decided to write this blogpost about the gameplay because in the end, to be able to finish the last level, I had to do some serious analyzing of various factors in the game, which definitely reminds me of solving and analyzing math problems. On each level, you are shown an empty street map, and your task is to build stores and to earn a certain amount of money in a given amount of days. As the levels progress, the street map gets more complex, you have a bigger goal to achieve and more days to do it. In the last level, you need to earn a million dollars in 29 days. Then once you start the game, people start walking in from various directions, visiting the shops, and spending their money. Click to enlarge For the most part, I played

### British Money and Fractions & Decimals 3 - New Math Mammoth books

I have two new books available for the Math Mammoth Blue Series: 1) British Money Math Mammoth British Money is a worktext that covers money-related topics usually encountered during years 2-4. The book contains both textbook explanations and exercises, and is designed to be very easy to teach from, requiring very little teacher preparation (you do need to find practise coins before the lessons). Please read more, and see free sample pages. 2) Fractions & Decimals 3 Math Mammoth Fractions & Decimals 3 continues the study of fraction and decimal topics, on the 6th grade level . This book assumes the student already has studied fractions and decimals in the past, for example using Math Mammoth Fractions 2 and Math Mammoth Decimals 2. The goal of the book is to go through all of the fraction and decimal arithmetic , using up to six decimal digits and larger denominators in fractions than what is commonly encountered in 4th and 5th grade materials. Read more, and see free sample

### Carnival time again

Please check out Math Teachers at Play #25 ! I especially liked the fun math game provided by Pumpkin Patch blog, and the fun(ish) algebra worksheets from The Exponential Curve blog. There's even a murder mystery included...