When Hope and I began creating the Magic of Math monthly units, we had a lot of discussions about what we wanted it to look like. We knew that it had to be interactive, engaging, and FUN (for the students and teachers). We also knew that it would NOT consist of worksheets and repetitive activities that would bore the students. So, we decided that our math units would need to consist of mini-lessons, word problems, student activities, interactive notebook entries, and assessments that would engage little learners each week. When I say that these units are a labor of love, I truly mean that. We create each and every single one from scratch. We don’t just change out clip art or numbers for each unit. The activities and lessons have been created uniquely for each specific skill. So, before I show you each component, let me answer a few commonly asked questions.