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Math Toolkits: Why You Need Them and How They Make a Difference

Starting out the year means loads of stress. You need your math instructional roadmap for the year, but who has the time to plan it all out? Math toolkits can make a HUGE difference. They have all of the tools you need for small group, partner activities, warm up activities, spiral review activities, and more. In this post, I’ll share a bit about what’s included in mine.


Having a math toolkit, whether in print or digital, offers numerous benefits, especially for students and educators. Here are some of the advantages you may find:

  • A math toolkit provides quick access to essential mathematical tools, such as calculators, anchor charts, manipulatives, and problem-solving checklists.
  • Math toolkits often include a wide range of tools for different branches of math. You have what you need whether you’re teaching measurement, geometry, or fractions.
  • For students, math toolkits serve as valuable learning aids, providing resources for understanding mathematical concepts, practicing problems, and reinforcing learning. You have the tools ready to go when you have small blocks of time for intervention.
  • Whether in print or digital form, math toolkits offer convenience by providing access to mathematical tools and resources anytime, anywhere, without the need for carrying bulky textbooks or reference materials.

Math toolkits are valuable resources offering efficiency, accuracy, versatility, and convenience in teaching and practicing math concepts throughout the year.

How My Math Toolkits Support Students:

You can use my math toolkits in a variety of ways. I include back to school math review activities for the first day or first week of school to get your students back into math routines and working with each other.
These help student in getting to know you in a fun way. The spiral math review is ready to print or assign and goes with EVERY week of the school year. It helps your students keep their math skills fresh all year long!

With the variety of interpreting remainders word problems task cards provided, you can engage your students in discussions about remainders and what they mean during one activity OR use them throughout the year to continually practice division word problems.

The activities in the toolkit are great for reviewing before testing, and they’re great during the last weeks of school for interactive learning. You can use the find a friend activities, differentiated task cards, and printable partner practice pages for cooperative groups. Cooperative learning is a great way to build your classroom community and give your students different ways to practice their math skills.

Finally, you and your students will love the routine of spiral math review along with the confidence it builds. You can use the digital activities to support students who happen to be out for a bit too.


My math toolkits include a variety of teaching options. With most activities, you just need to print and go. Check out the kit “ingredients” below.

  • Back to School Find a Friend Activity (printable)
  • Back to School Activities for Math (review of 3rd grade math standards)
  • Mazes, Find a Friend, Partner Practice Printables, & Differentiated Task Cards
  • Getting to Know Your Teacher Task Cards – Back to School All About Your Teacher
  • 4th Grade Spiral Math Review for 36 weeks (printable, Google Slides, and Easel activity)
  • 4th Grade Daily Editable Math Fluency Practice for 36 weeks
  • Interpreting Remainders Word Problems – Long Division with Remainders Task Cards (printable and Easel activity)
  • End of the Year Math Review Activities (review of 4th grade math standards)
  • End of the Year Find a Friend Activity (printable)


Teacher feedback means so much, and here’s what a few had to say:

❤️ This has been an excellent way for my students to get a little time in each day to review what we’ve learned this year. This has been particularly helpful in the weeks leading up to testing!

❤️ Interpreting remainders in division problems is a difficult concept for fourth graders. These task cards really allow students the opportunity to collaborate and work through each card, utilizing their math talk and analyzing math problems. I heard so much wonderful discussion from my students. This will be a go-to activity for years to come!

❤️ Very helpful for end of the year review! The students loved it and was easy to use.

❤️ My students and I both really enjoyed this activity at the beginning of the school year. It was a nice change of pace from the usual “get to know you” worksheets.

❤️ My student teacher and I used this to kick off our year and wow it was amazing! Students had fun and it was a great way to get them up, moving, and making new friends!

I created these resources because I wish I had had them when I started teaching fourth grade math. I know teachers need reliable resources to begin their math year and continue with daily math practice. Preview each component to see what is included. I hope these toolkits saves you time and energy, so you can spend your time getting to know your students and establishing strong routines for learning!



Have questions? Let me know! I’m glad to help.



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