Suzie's Home Education Ideas: Printable Place Value Slider On previous blog posts, I have shared some ideas on learning about numbers and place value as well as sharing my printable place value game to show some different ways we have used to learn about two and three digit numbers. I have since adapted one of my earlier resources, the Place Value Slider, to include four digit numbers. I originally got the idea of making a place value slider from here and made a three digit place value slider (pictured below). I can honestly say that it has helped my son really understand two and three digit numbers.
Number Frames Overview Number Frames help students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range. The frames help students see quantities as equal groups of other quantities and in relation to benchmark quantities. This helps primary students move away from one-by-one counting toward more efficient ways of counting and computing. 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." Guided Math Rotations & Explanations! This summer I taught a guided math class for my district. I was able to teach this class 8 times with a mixture of 8 different groups of teachers grades 1-5. Although I was leading these sessions, I also learned so much from the participants about what guided math looks like in a variety of classrooms. I also learned about what struggles teachers have and what triumphs they experienced! I had many requests to create and share the rotation system that was working in my room.... Of course I kept telling myself that I had all Summer to make my new and improved updates....
Primarily Speaking: Word Work Fun! Today I did not set out to work on Literacy Centers, but that's where I found myself obsessing (yes, obsessing). Of course, I have now run out of colored ink and white cardstock and a trip to Target, Staples, Office Max, or all 3 is in order. The hubs agreed to babysit tomorrow so I can run out solo (what's that like?), but quite truthfully I want to go now!!!
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Climbing a Mountain of Addition [game] Games. Games. Games. Doubles Maths Game Summary: This maths addition game is a fun maths lesson that teaches the Doubles Addition Facts. These number facts are essential for efficient mental computations. This addition game aims to make the learning of these number facts a more enjoyable. 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.
Why I NOW Love Teaching Math: Setting up Math Rotations If you know me, you know I am in loooove with Daily 5! Ever since incorporating it into my classroom last year, I have loved seeing the variety of skills and strategies my students are working on each and every day. I also love that the segments are short, so we all stay motivated and the energy for learning stays high. I have been wanting to redo how I teach math for a while. As a student, I truly adore mathematics, but as a teacher, I was getting bored. Our district was looking into several programs to adopt and I was piloting Everyday Mathematics.
Pasta Crafts: Stained Glass Pasta A classic art project for kids is the macaroni necklace and for good reason, pasta is a fun material to use in art because it’s inexpensive, the shapes are diverse and beautiful, and it’s so tactile. Recently the Rockin’ Art Moms challenged each other to come up with pasta crafts; we called it The Macaroni Challenge. Today we are unveiling the results and I have to day that these are some of the coolest pasta projects I’ve ever seen. And better yet, we want YOU to join us in this challenge by making your own pasta creation and sharing it with us! See below for details on The Macaroni Challenge.
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Dice Roll Match-Up (Division and Letters) Two sheets of sticker paper and one bag of 3/4-inch wood blocks for $3.99: That's all this little game requires. Sometimes the simplest and cheapest games are the most fun. I made two versions for my boys with nine dice each - to practice division with my 3rd grader and letter recognition with my preschool-aged son. Division Dice Roll Match-Up Once the PDF was printed, squares cut, sticker paper tediously peeled and stuck to the die, we were ready to play. On the nine dice are the numbers 1 through 10.
Math Lines - Addition ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. 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!