Think Bubble Math Mental Strategies
Visual animated presentations in the Think Bubble Mathematics series on the topic of Mental Strategies.

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  • Ten Frames: Numbers to 10 Pairs [PowerPoint TBM002a]

    154 slides. Subitizing numbers to 10 on a ten frame. Includes pairs arrangement in this slideshow. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 002a.

  • Ten Frames: Numbers to 10 Rows [PowerPoint TBM002b]

    154 slides. Subitizing numbers ot 10 on a ten frame. Includes both rows and pairs arrangements. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 002b.

  • Ten Frame Template

    2 p.Single ten frame for reprodution. Print, cut and laminate. Use with counters and [PowerPoint TBM002]

  • Ten Frame Recognition

    1 p. Template for ten frames, numeral and aural forms. Use with [PowerPoint TBM002]

  • Comparing Numbers to 10 [PowerPoint TBM004]

    50 slides. Compare and order numbers to 10. Ordinal numbers to 10. Includes one more, one less activities. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 004

  • Comparing Numbers to 10 Worksheets

    4 pp. Use with “Comparing Numbers to 10” [PowerPoint TBM004]

  • Counting to 20 [PowerPoint TBM001]

    110 slides. Activities include counting initially 10 objects then 20. Count on number lines to and from any number. Introduction to grouping ten into a full ten frame. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 001.

  • Number Lines to 10 and 20

    1 p.Number lines for counting numbers to 10 and 20 for duplication. Cut and laminate (optional). Use with [PowerPoint TBM001]

  • Introducing Teen Numbers [PowerPoint TBM101]

    Think Bubble Math 101: Teen Numbers

    77 slides. Introduction to teen numbers using double ten frames, including sequence for introducing the numbers 10-19. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 101

  • Double Ten Frame Template

    1p.Template for duplication. Double ten frame to use with counters to show numbers to 20. Use with “Introduction to Teens” PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 101

  • Number Lines to 20 Template

    1 p.Template for duplication. Number lines to 20 to be used with “Introduction to Teens” [PowerPoint TBM101] and “Count On and Back 1, 2, 3” [PowerPoint TBM102]

  • Introduction to Tens and Ones [PowerPoint TBM105]

    48 slides. Introducing Ten and Ones in numbers to 99. Read, write, spell and say the numbers displayed with animating bundling sticks, base ten blocks, marbles and Unifix cubes. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 105

  • Tens and Ones Template

    1 p. Template for duplications for writing numbers with Tens and Ones. Use with “Introduction to Tens and Ones” [PowerPoint TBM105]

  • Regrouping with Tens and Ones [PowerPoint TBM201]

    34 slides.Tens and Ones explored with a focus on regrouping for example 6 Tens to 4 Tens and 26 Ones. Number expanders used for some examples. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 201

  • Tens and Ones Regrouped

    3 pp. Tens and ones worksheet to accompany “Regrouping with Tens and Ones” [PowerPoint TBM201]

  • Regrouping Hundreds, Tens and Ones [PowerPoint TBM304]

    36 slides.Hundreds, Tens and Ones with a focus on regrouping of Hundreds to Tens and Tens to Ones. Number expanders are used along with base ten blocks and bundling sticks animating. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 304

  • Hundreds Tens Ones Number Expander

    1 p. Hundreds, Tens and Ones Expanded with a number expander. Number expander to 3 places is included. Use with “Regrouping Hundreds, Tens and Ones” [PowerPoint TBM304]

  • Hundreds Tens Ones Expanded WS A

    2p. Worksheet with blank spaces to be used in lesson 3. Duplicate as required. Use with ‘Hundreds Place Expanded” [PowerPoint TBM202]

  • Hundreds Tens Ones Expanded WS B

    1p. Worksheet with blank spaces to be used in lesson 4. Duplicate as required. Use with ‘Hundreds Place Expanded” [PowerPoint TBM202]

  • Hundreds Place Expanded [PowerPoint TBM202]

    34 slides. Hundreds place introduced. Uses a number expander along with base ten blocks and bundling sticks with visual animations. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 202

  • Hundreds Tens Ones Number Expander

    1p. Expander for duplication for student use. Have students create their own expanders. Can be used with ‘Hundreds Place Expanded” [PowerPoint TBM202]

  • Hundreds on a Number Line [PowerPoint TBM204]

    46 slides. Locating 2-digit and 3-digit numbers on a number line, with and without numbered markers. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 204

  • Blank Open Number Lines

    1p. 8 blank number lines ready for numbers to be added. Use with “Hundreds on a Number Line” [PowerPoint TBM204]

  • Integers: Positive and Negative [PowerPoint TBM602]

    40 slides. Negative and positive integers on number lines. Contains real world contexts such as money owed, sea level, temperature, years AD and BC. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 602

  • Number Lines with Integers

    1 p. Template for duplication with 2 number lines; -10 to 10 and -20 to 20. Two per sheet so duplicate once per two students. Use with “Integers: Positive and Negative” [PowerPoint TBM602]

  • Integers: Positive and Negative

    1 p. Workign with negative and positive integers on number lines. Use with “Integers: Positive and Negative” [PowerPoint TBM602]

  • Fractions: Identify, Read and Write [PowerPoint TBM305]

    27 slides. Introduces the written form for fractions. A half, quarter, third and fifth, are visually presented with folding paper, dividing shapes and locating on a number line. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 305

  • Shapes for Drawing Fractions

    1 p. Shapes ready to be divided into fractions. The worksheet sheet accompanies lessons 2, 3 and 4 in “Fractions: Identify, Read and Write” [PowerPoint TBM305]

  • Equivalent Fractions Introduced [PowerPoint TBM404]

    30 slides. Finding and relating equivalent fractions using folding paper, shapes, number lines. Focus on halves, quarters, eighths, thirds, sixths, fifths and tenths. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 404

  • Equivalent Fractions

    1p. Includes multiple shapes for drawing fractions. Worksheet to accompany “Equivalent Fractions Introduced” [PowerPoint TBM404]

  • Compare and Order Common Fractions [PowerPoint TBM504]

    40 slides. Common fractions ordered and compared. Convert mixed fractions and improper fractions. Use < > =. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 504

  • Fraction Comparison and Conversions [PowerPoint TBM604]

    31 slides. Find equivalent fractions, compare fractions with unrelated denominators, convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Use < > =. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 604

  • Fraction Comparison and Conversions

    5 pp. Questions with equivalent fractions, comparing fractions with unrelated denominators, converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Use < > =. Use with “Fraction Comparison and Conversions” [PowerPoint TBM604]

  • Tenths as Decimals [PowerPoint TBM405]

    39 slides. Connects common fraction tenths with decimals. Includes folding paper, number lines, base ten blocks, shapes of mixed numbers, and Ones and tenths. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 405

  • Tenths as Decimals

    3 pp. Mulitple shapes, and number lines for connecting tenths with decimals.Worksheets to accompany “Tenths as Decimals” [PowerPoint TBM405]

  • Tenths and Hundredths [PowerPoint TBM502]

    40 slides. Tenths and hundredths linked to common fractions. Convert between them with a number expander. 10 hundredths is 1 tenth. Locate on number lines. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 502

  • Tenths Worksheet A

    1 p. Draw common fractions, decimals and locations on a number line. Use with “Tenths and Hundredths” [PowerPoint TBM502]

  • Tenths, Hundredths Number Expander

    1 p. Number Expander with ones, tenths and hundredths. Use with “Tenths and Hundredths” [PowerPoint TBM502]

  • Tenths, Hundredths Worksheet B

    1 p. Draw common fractions, decimals, locations on number lines and number expander use.Use with “Tenths and Hundredths” [PowerPoint TBM502]

  • Percent: Conversion and Discount [PowerPoint TBM605]

    37 slides. Percent linked to common fractions and decimals. Locate on a number line. Percent discount and increase calculations included. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 605

  • Percent: Conversion Template

    1 p. Template for duplicating worksheets that require writing percent in different ways. Accompanies “Percent: Conversion and Discount” [PowerPoint TBM605]

  • Bridging Ten on Open Number Lines [PowerPoint TBM205]

    34 slides. Addition using ‘bridging ten” strategy on number lines. Open number lines introduced to solve problems. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 205

  • Bridging Ten on an Open Number Line

    3 pp. Addition bridging ten worksheets to accompany “Bridging Ten on Open Number Lines” [PowerPoint TBM205]

  • Addition Facts I Strategies [PowerPoint TBM301]

    39 slides. Visual presentation of strategies to aid learning of addition facts +1, +2, +3, build to ten rainbow facts. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 301

  • Addition Facts I Daily Practice Set [PowerPoint TBM301P]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of the addition facts +1, +2, +3, build to ten rainbow facts, focussing on one set per day and revising on the fifth. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 301

  • Addition Facts II Strategies [PowerPoint TBM302]

    35 slides. Visual presentation of strategies to aid learning of addition facts doubles and doubles +1 as well as revision. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 302

  • Addition Facts II Daily Practice Set [PowerPoint TBM302P]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of the addition facts doubles and doubles +1 as well as revision.. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 302

  • Addition Facts III Strategies [PowerPoint TBM303]

    39 slides. Visual presentation of strategies to aid learning of addition facts +9 and +8 near ten facts and remaining facts. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 303

  • Addition Facts III Daily Practice Set [PowerPoint TBM303P]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of the addition facts +9 and +8 near ten facts and remaining facts.. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 303

  • Stories About Adding or Sharing [PowerPoint TBM005]

    45 slides. Visual presentations of stories about adding and subtracting with and without the “+” and “–” signs. Includes ten frame representations of the operation. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 005

  • Doubling and Halving to 20 [PowerPoint TBM203]

    35 slides. Doubling and halving numbers to 20. Mental strategy used with ten frames to encourage subitizing of answers. Counters animate. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 203

  • Count On and Back 1, 2, 3 [PowerPoint TBM102]

    32 slides. Adding and subtracting using count on and back 1, 2, 3. Use number lines to help students count. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 102

  • Count On and Back 1, 2, 3

    4 pp. Adding and subtraction using count on and back 1, 2, 3. Worksheets accompany “Count On and Back 1, 2, 3” [PowerPoint TBM102]

  • Building to Ten, Rainbow Facts [PowerPoint TBM104]

    39 slides. Addition and related turnaround facts linked with subtraction to make 10. Uses ten frames to visually link the fact families Rainbow facts are explored. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 104

  • Single Ten Frame

    1 p. Single ten frame for duplication. There are two ten frames on the sheet. Print one per two students. Cut and laminate. Use with “Buiding to Ten, Rainbow Facts” [PowerPoint TBM104]

  • Addition and Subtraction Fact Families [PowerPoint TBM103]

    28 slides. Addition and related turnaround facts linked with subtraction. Uses ten frames to visually connect the different concepts. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 103

  • Multiplication Facts Strategies I [PowerPoint TBM401]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of practice of the multiplication facts x2, x5, x10, x3, x1, x0 focusing on one set per day and revising on the fifth. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 401

  • Multiplication Facts Daily Practice Set I [PowerPoint TBM401P]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of practice of the multiplication facts x2, x5, x10, x3, x1, x0 focusing on one set per day and revising on the fifth. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 401

  • Multiplication Strategies Posters (A3)

    1 p.A3-sized posters: All the strategies needed to aid instant recall and ways to work out a forgotten fact. Large poster ready to print out and laminate. Strategies link with PowerPoint TBM401, 402, 403.

  • Multiplication Facts Strategies II [PowerPoint TBM402]

    44 slides. Visual presentation of strategies to aid learning of multiplication facts x4, x9, x6. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 402

  • Multiplication Facts Daily Practice Set II [PowerPoint TBM402P]

    113 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of practice of the multiplication facts x4, x9, x6, focussing on one set per day and revising on the fourth and fifth. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 402

  • Multiplication Facts Strategies III [PowerPoint TBM403]

    48 slides. Strategies and practice for mentally doubling and halving 2-digit numbers, x10 and dividing by 10, extending to x20 and dividing by 20. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 403

  • Multiplication Facts Daily Practice Set III [PowerPoint TBM403P]

    110 slides. 5 Daily Practice Sets of practice of the multiplication facts x8, x7, x11, square nos, x12, focussing on one set per day. Visual presentation of strategies used. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 403

  • Rounding and Estimating [PowerPoint TBM503]

    33 slides. Rounding numbers to tens, hundreds, and decimals to ones. Using rounding in estimating answers and shopping. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 503

  • Multiply and Divide by 10, 100, 1000 [PowerPoint TBM601]

    47 slides. Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 including number with decimals. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 601

  • Number Slide

    1 p. Template to construct a number slide with 10 places millions to thousandths. Accompnaies “Multiply and Divide by 10, 100, 1000” [PowerPoint TBM601]

  • Doubling, Halving 2 Digit Numbers Mentally [PowerPoint TBM501]

    48 slides. Strategies nad priactice for mentally doubling and halving 2-digit numbers, x10 and dividing by 10, extending to x20 and dividing by 20. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 501

  • Doubling, Halving 2 Digit Numbers Extended

    4pp. Doubling and halving 2-digit numbers, x10 and dividing by 10, extending to x20 and dividing by 20. Use with “Doubling, Halving 2 Digit Numbers Mentally” [PowerPoint TBM501]

  • Doubling, Halving 3 Digit Numbers Mentally [PowerPoint TBM603]

    40 slides. Mentally doubling and halving 3 digit numbers, extending to x20 and dividing by 20. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 603

  • Doubling, Halving 3 Digit Numbers Extended

    4pp. Doubling and halving 3-digit numbers, extending to x20, 200, 2000 and dividing by 20, 200, 2000. Use with “Doubling, Halving 3 Digit Numbers Mentally” [PowerPoint TBM603]

  • Shapes and Patterns [PowerPoint TBM003]

    40 slides. Explores 2-dimensional shapes (squares, rectangles, circles and triangles) as well as 3-dimensional objects, sphere and cubes. Includes patterns. Interactive PowerPoint Think Bubble Math 003

  • Shapes, Solids and Patterns

    4 pp. Identify 2 dimensional shapes as well as 3D cubes and spheres. Also includes patterns with shapes. Use with [PowerPoint TBM003]