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Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant

Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant
Math Centers and Games (Click on any image to see a larger version of that image.) 10s Go Fish - This game is played just like "Go Fish." Instead of asking for a card to match your card, you have to ask for a card that would add with one of your cards to make a sum of 10. I introduced the game with out class 4th Grade buddies, but it was still really difficult. So I made up this little cheat sheet to show that combos that make 10. Click here for the 10s Go Fish Cheat Sheet. Shape Fill In - This is the perfect game to differentiate your instruction. Click here for the Shape Fill-in Star. Click here for the Shape Fill-in Heart. Shake and Share - To play this game, you need to make Casino bottles. Click here for the Shake and Share Addition PDF. Click here for the Shake and Share Subtraction PDF. One More - To play this game each, 2 children will share a sheet and a die. Click here for the One More PDF. More or Less? Click here for the More or Less PDF. Click here for the Count and Color PDF.

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Number Mazes With each of these number mazes, there's a grid of numbers. Your goal is to make your way from the start to the end, making sure the numbers you pass through add up to exactly the right number! You can choose either How to use graphic organizers for teaching writing, learning, and understanding across the curriculum. Graphic organizers guide learners’ thinking as they fill in and build upon a visual map or diagram. Graphic organizers are some of the most effective visual learning strategies for students and are applied across the curriculum to enhance learning and understanding of subject matter content. In a variety of formats dependent upon the task, graphic organizers facilitate students’ learning by helping them identify areas of focus within a broad topic, such as a novel or article. Because they help the learner make connections and structure thinking, students often turn to graphic organizers for writing projects.

"Tenzies!" Over the past year, I have had and continue to have the wonderful opportunity to learn and "play" many times alongside an incredible friend and inspiring colleague, Heather Jelley in our full day kindergarten classroom! Heather is one of the Elementary Math Consultants and part of the Early Years Team in the York Region District School Board who comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to Primary grades and the Full Day Kindergarten program. Not only does she infuse her passion into everything she does, but her expertise within the realm of early mathematics is infectious and has truly transformed the way I look at and teach "math" within the walls of my classroom everyday! That being said, I have had a ton of fun integrating a variety of "Math Games" into our comprehensive math program that I have learned from Heather! I'd now like to highlight a second Math Game that is equally as popular and incredibly engaging called "Tenzies!"

The Path to Automaticity with Addition Facts In recent years there has been a huge shift away from rote memorization of math facts and toward a strategy-based approach for learning math facts. There’s a big difference between memorizing and understanding. Sure, we want kiddos to have automaticity with their facts. Knowing math facts is similar to knowing sight words–it frees up the mind to solve real math problems. If a child has to struggle to solve 8 + 3, they have no mental energy (or desire) left to grapple with the types of problems that will increase their capacity as a mathematician. A great resource for strategy-based fact instruction is Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction: Strategies, Activities, and Interventions to Move Students Beyond Memorization.

Top Notch Teaching My little Miss Four seems to be right into math at the moment. She’s always counting things and using her fingers to help keep track of things she’s counting. I wanted to harness this eagerness so I’ve been searching the Internet for some cool math games that I can use with her. Well there are definitely some great math games out there, so I’ve put this list together to help you find some of those games as well. As there are so many games below, to make it easy to find ones that will suit your class, I’ve sorted them into junior primary, middle primary and upper primary games. Marilyn Burns Math and LiteratureGrades K–1 Collection - ETA hand2mind Math Connect mathematics, literature, and writing with this elementary book collection Marilyn Burns-endorsed reading collections take imaginative fictional books and apply math lessons to the story. This is a fun and charming book collection that students, parents, and teachers will enjoy. 20 Classroom lessonsLessons feature an overview, materials required, and a classroom scenarioBenny's PenniesThe Button Box Inch by InchLet's Go VisitingThe Napping HouseOne Monday MorningPattern FishA Pig Is BigQuack and CountRooster's Off to See the WorldThe Shape of ThingsSix–Dinner SidTen Black DotsTen Flashing FirefliesTen Sly PiranhasA Three Hat Day12 Ways to Get to 11Two of EverythingWhen a Line Bends...A Shape BeginsWho Sank the Boat? 20 BooksTeacher's Resource Guide

10 classroom routines that get kids talking (and writing) about math strategies Most kids find it challenging to explain how they solve math problems and to put what they know about math into words. These ten simple classroom routines can help make math talk a regular part of your day: 1) Start your math block with a strategizing session instead of a traditional warm-up problem. Rather than having students solve a math problem on their own, have them jot down notes about how they would solve the problem, then pair up with a neighbor to discuss and compare their strategies. Kindergarten Nana It’s been three years since I retired, and I know lots of things have changed in Kindergarten. I recently took a look at the core curriculum for Kindergarten math and I realized that children are now expected to enter Kindergarten with some of the skills we worked on in my class. While I was teaching I knew that some children came into kindergarten counting, recognizing numerals, one to one correspondence, able to name shapes, and understanding patterns; but not all children had those skills. While we explored and played games with math manipulatives all children gained confidence and competence in these skills. The math games we played were great practice for early math skills, and the children loved playing them! So when I was thinking about Christmas presents for some preschoolers who are very special to me, I decided to put together some games using Teddy Bear Counters and colored tiles.

Primary Inspiration: Keep 'Em Buzzy Blog Hop! Hi, Teaching Friends! Whether you're a homeschooler, a parent trying to keep your child's skills active and growing, or a teacher at a year-round school, you know that teaching in the summer has some extra challenges. That's why we've gotten together to create the "Keep 'Em Buzzy" blog hop of summer learning activities! Keeping your little guys engaged in learning during the summer takes some creativity and ingenuity. After all, you're competing with sounds of water fun and the bells of the ice cream truck! For most little learners, pages in a workbook just won't do it!

Georgia Mathematics Educator Forum: Grades K-5 - Number Talks and other Multi Grade Resources Number Talks Webinar: Resources from Number Talks webinar: Building Fact Fluency: Connecting Number Talks and Purposeful Practice (documents linked to fluency discussion chat) "Ten" Frames for larger numbers: (Thanks, LC-B!) Fluency: Simply Fast and Accurate? What's Your Number? What’s Your Number? can be enjoyed by all ages of children - and any number up to 6. It is an exciting and popular dice race game and is sure to become one of your favourites! Age:3+ Skills: Fantastic Foldable Freebies Link Up! How can you transform almost any assignment into an adventure? Use foldables! Foldables are so much fun to make, and when students create their own, they seem to take more pride in their work. Lately I've noticed lots of great blog posts by teachers who love foldables as much as I do, so I created this Fantastic Foldable Freebies Link Up.

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