Archive for February, 2011

Math Vocabulary In Action

Posted on February 23, 2011. Filed under: Digital Learners, Elementary math, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


I have talked about glogs before.  This is an excellent glog of students working the math vocabulary!

http://girlygirlk.edu.glogster.com/all-about-angles/

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Using Math Foldables: Great Math Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Guided Math Introduction, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , |


Foldable books can be a great tool for helping students to  organize, display, and arrange information, so that they can practice and master the math they are learning.   Dinah Zike  does some excellent work with foldable books.  Here is a great site that talks about her ideas for math foldable books. Here is a great website with some step by step picture instructions/examples  by Carol DeFreese (scroll down to the middle of the page). Carol has also provided blank foldable templates so you can create your own foldables.  Here is another website with pictures of students’ foldable projects.  Here is a multiplication foldable.  Here is another resource for different types of foldable books. Here is a geometry study unit with foldables for middle school and high school topics.

References:

Intro to foldables

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Place Value: Great Math Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on February 18, 2011. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Hello,

This is part 4 of a series on place value.  Here are 3 more great general resources:

Several Place Value Activity Practice Sheets

Interesting Ideas involving marshmallows, toothpicks and fruit loops to teach place value

Place Value Flip Book

(Be sure to see other place value posts in this blog!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Place Value Blackline Masters: Great Center and Guided Math Resources

Posted on February 17, 2011. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , |


Here are 5 great blackline masters resources for place value.

(Scroll down to flashcards. There are some great word docs.)

(Some great superteacher practice sheets.)

(More great mathwire activities)

(Great place value practice sheet  in millions.)

(Some great abc resources)

(Be sure to see other place value posts on the blog!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki



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More Place Value Games: Math Centers and Guided Math Group Activities

Posted on February 16, 2011. Filed under: Digital Learners, Elementary math, Math Centers, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , |


10 More  Great Place Value Games:

http://www.ictgames.com/sharknumbers.html (This is fun! Don’t lose your boat!)

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/ (target number game)

http://media.emgames.com/emgames/demosite/playdemo.html?activity=M2A050&activitytype=dcr

http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html (place value and rounding games)

http://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/rounding.htm (rounding game)

http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5 (a variety of skills)

http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/place-value-games.html (scroll down to see the place value games)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/roundoff.html (bbc rounding game)

http://www.quia.com/cb/8142.html (place value jeopardy)

http://www.sums.co.uk/playground/c4a/playground.htm (great multiplication game based in place value)

(Be sure to search other place value posts in this blog!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Place Value: Math Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on February 15, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Math is a Language, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , |


Place Value is the linchpin of number sense.  Students need to understand how our system works.  Spend more time on the concrete – use those base ten blocks for five days longer than the book says:}. Also, remember to do the pictorial

and then when you get to the abstract it will all make sense!

Here are some resources:

1.  Here are some place value cards

Picture Cards

Numbers and

Words

2.         I would use these in several ways:

A.      Pick a card and write the name.

B.      Pick a card and build that number with base ten blocks.

C.      Pick a card and draw that number with base ten blocks.

D.      Pick a card and show it with paper base ten blocks.

E.      Go fish

F.     Concentration

3.        A great resource packet (although the money stuff is Canadian).

(Be sure to see other place value posts in this blog!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Valentine’s Day Math

Posted on February 13, 2011. Filed under: Elementary math | Tags: , |


Here are some ideas for Valentine’s day math!

http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/seasonal-math/valentines-day

 K-2 Activities

http://thehomeschoolden.blogspot.com/2011/02/wonderful-valentines-day-math.html

http://www.abcteach.com/free/h/hundredboard_hearts_bwreadonly.pdf

3-5 Activities

http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/february.html

http://mathwire.com/archives/february10.html

http://exemplar.fairfieldsfuture.org/html/task393.html

http://www.lilburnes.org/Staff/Staff_Resources/DIFF%20MATH%20I/html/task186.html

http://blogs.scholastic.com/special_ed/2009/02/candy-hearts-quality-control-a-valentines-day-data-activity.html

http://www.aimsedu.org/Puzzle/cutCookies/CuttingCookies.pdf

http://www.kidzone.ws/math/wp/t_math.asp?valwp3.asp

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/TCR/3351_29.pdf

http://edhelper.com/ValentinesDay_wordproblems94.htm

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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100th Day of School Activities!

Posted on February 10, 2011. Filed under: Elementary math, Manipulatives, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , |


Twenty  Weblinks for the 100th Day of School:

1. Tons of ideas

2.       More Great Ideas

3.       Neat 50-50 Book Ideas

4.       Great Pictures

5.       Even More Great Ideas

6.       Some More Great Ideas

7.       A bunch of Number Grid Activities

8.       (Especially look at the Odd Todd and Even Steven Ones: )

The other one

9.       Great Mathwire Activities

10.   Great Instructor Activity

11.   More Great Ideas

12.   Cute Writing Prompt

13.   More pictures of primary

14.   Great Poem

15.   Ideas from Around the World

16.   300 more ideas

17.   I can write 100 words template

18.   Super Ideas

19.   100 Day Songs and Poems

20.   Some More Super Ideas

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Math Graphic Organizers for Writing: Great to Do in Guided Math Groups

Posted on February 7, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , |


Here are some graphic organizers to get your students writing their own math  problems and questions.

Multiple Choice Question Maker

Multiple-Choice_Question_Spanish

Math Story Problems

Math Story Problems in Spanish

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Student Made Fraction Book: Guided Math Lessons

Posted on February 4, 2011. Filed under: Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Here is a great sample of writing about fractions in story form.  I really like the way they set it up as an individualized student book.  This really helps students to discuss fractions as well as make connections to real life.  I would discuss this in small guided math groups.  You could follow this template for whatever city you live in.  Depaul has set such an excellent example with this series of math graphic organizers.

http://teacher.depaul.edu/Documents/Chicagofractionbook.pdf

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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