Fractional Probability Practice (Free Downloads)

fractional probability practice worksheet

Probability is the number that describes the chance that a particular event will occur. Probability can be expressed in many different ways, including as a fraction. The primary reason for teaching probability is to provide students with understanding and to develop their critical thinking about the role of probability in their lives and in mathematics. Below you’ll find two fractional probability practice sheets to use in your classroom or at home with students. 

Fractional Probability Practice
Fractional Probability Practice

30 Sweet and Simple Ways to Get Your Students' Attention

Classroom management tips for first year teachers

As a teacher, I know the importance of having a quick way to grab my students’ attention.  Check out the list of attention grabbers below that I have used in the past with my students:

  1. The teacher says “Soft kitty, warm kitty.” Students say “Little ball of fur.” 
  2. The teacher says “Winner winner.” Students say “Chicken dinner.” 
  3. The teacher says “Alright, stop.” Students say “Collaborate and listen.”
  4. The teacher asks “Ready to rock?”
  5. The teachers say “Hocus Pocus.” Students say “Everybody focus.”
  6. The teacher says “Class, class, class.” Students say “Yes, yes, yes.” 
  7. The teacher says “Quiet on the set.” Students say “Action!”
  8. The teacher says “Ready to listen.” Students say “Ready to Learn.”
  9. The teacher says “Macaroni and cheese.” Students say “Everybody freeze.”
  10. The teacher says “Peanut butter.” Students say “Jelly time.”
  11. The teacher says “Surf’s up!” Students say “Cowabunga dude.”
  12. The teacher says “Du na na na. …” Students say “Batman.”
  13. The teacher asks “Ready to rock?” Students say “Ready to roll.”
  14. The teacher says “Hands on top.” Students say “That means stop.”
  15. The teacher says “Eenie Meenie.” Students say “Minie moe.”
  16. The teacher says “Ready, set?” Students say “You bet!”
  17. The teacher says “Chicka, Chicka.” Students say “Boom, boom.”
  18. The teacher says “Chugga, Chugga.” Students say “Choo, choo!”
  19. The teacher says “That’s not spirit fingers.” Students say “These are spirit fingers.” (while doing spirit fingers) 
  20. The teacher says “Everybody in the house.” Students say “Is as quiet as a mouse.”
  21. The teacher says “Crew.” Students say “Aye, aye, captain.”
  22. The teacher says “Shark bait.” Students say “Hoo ha ha.”
  23. The teacher says “To infinity.” Students say “And beyond.”
  24. The teacher says “Holy moly.” Students say “Guacamole.”
  25. The teacher says “Hakuna.” Students say “Matata.”
  26. The teacher says “Marco.” Students say “Polo.”
  27. The teacher says “Who loves you? Students say “You do.”
  28. The teacher says “Cutie pie, honey bun.” Students say “You know that I love you.” 
  29. The teacher says “Red Robin.” Students say “Yum.”
  30. The teacher says “Oh me.” Students say “Oh my.” 

I hope you enjoyed this post and found something useful for your classroom. If you found it helpful, please share the post with a teacher friend!


Race Strategy for Better Open-Ended Question Answers

race strategy examples pdf

Answering open-ended response questions is an important task and often difficult for students.  To help my students answer open-ended questions we use the RACE strategy. 

Steps to the RACE Strategy: 

  • First students restate the question,
  • Then answer the question, 
  • Next, find evidence from the text to support their answer, 
  • Lastly, they explain how the evidence supports their response. 

I have seen such significant growth since we began using the RACE strategy. 

You can download a free copy of the RACE Strategy posters with examples to use in your classroom or home by clicking here or on the picture. The posters have an example of each step and a completed response using the RACE Strategy. 

The posters are color-coded to help students see each step. To help students who are struggling still, I will suggest they highlight each section. That usually helps them to see they are missing something. 
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below! 

teaching race strategy

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Fluency Assessment Practice and Additional TN 2nd Grade Assessment Resources

In Tennessee, the second grade assessment will include a fluency section aligned to Tennessee standard 2.RF.4.a: (RF) Reading Foundational Skills.  To help 2nd grade teachers, I have created several practice assessments as well as shared some much-needed information below.

Practice: Click here or on the picture to download the practice fluency set.

Read aloud directions for teachers:  “Here are 20 sentences. Read each sentence and ask yourself: Is this sentence true? Mark YES or NO to answer the question for each sentence. Do not start until I say “Go.” Do as many as you can before I say “Stop.”

Testing Format for TN 2nd Grade Fluency Section Assessment: Students will have a set of twenty sentences in their test booklets, varying in length from four to eight words (four each with four, five, six, seven, and eight words per sentence). Each sentence includes words that are at or below the second grade reading level. Each sentence is structured to present a statement that is easily recognizable as true or not true. Students will have one minute to read the sentences and mark YES or NO as directed

Additional TN 2nd Grade Assessment Resources: 

Thank you for reading. Please comment below if you have any questions or need additional resources.


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