# Archive for September, 2014

## More Great Games!

Here is a site with great game links!

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Dr. Nicki

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## Subtraction Strategies

Great ideas for teaching subtraction strategies in 2nd and 3rd grade.  The actual structure is good for all grades.  Notice how she frames the problems on the board, this is a great way to jumpstart mathematical conversations about strategies.

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## Another Great 4th grade fraction resource

Here is a great 4th grade fraction resource.  Copy and paste to view.

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Dr. Nicki

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## Upper Elementary Toolkits

Here are some items that belong in an upper elementary toolkit.  Remember that a toolkit has 2 parts. The first part is the materials and the second part is the templates. Introduce the items as you use them.  In the beginning of the year you will use many of these items in your daily routines.  For example, you can use the pattern blocks during the Fraction of the Day routine.

Materials

Unifix Cubes

Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars

Pattern Blocks  (for teaching fractions and geometry)

Bears (for fraction set models) (also for multiplication problems)

Base Ten Blocks

Elapsed Time Ruler –

google UEN  Utah Education Network elapsed time ruler

1 inch tiles

Decimal Squares

Decimal Wheels

Templates

Unifix Cubes Paper – multiplication: groups of problems

http://www.center.edu/BLACKLINES/001-061/028-032.pdf

Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars –

http://lrt.ednet.ns.ca/PD/BLM/pdf_files/fraction_strips/fs_to_twelfths_labelled.pdf

http://www.eduplace.com/math/mthexp/g3/visual/pdf/vs_g3_142.pdf

http://www.math-drills.com/fractions/fraction_strips_color_labeled.html

Fraction number line

http://www.math-drills.com/fractions/fraction_strips_color_labeled.html

Pattern Block Paper (for fractions and geometry)

http://www.eduplace.com/math/mthexp/g3/visual/pdf/vs_g3_47.pdf

Base Ten Blocks Paper

Base ten grid and Ten Thousand Grid Paper

http://www.ablongman.com/vandewalleseries/Vol_3_BLM_PDFs/V3%20All%20BLMs.pdf

1-inch tile Paper

Decimal Squares

Decimal Wheels

Geoboard paper (use for geometry and fractions)

http://www.center.edu/BLACKLINES/001-061/017-019.pdf

http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/ec/services/cst/elementary/math/documents/10x10dot.pdf

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

***In many cases you have to copy the link and paste it into the url because it is a pdf and it won’t hyperlink.

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