Great Elementary Algebra Packet: Use activities in Guided Math Groups and Math Centers

Posted on October 31, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , , , , |


I just found a great resource for thinking about teaching algebraic thinking in elementary grades!  I would do some of these in guided math groups and set some up as centers.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Great People Pattern Energizers: Do with your whole class

Posted on April 12, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Elementary math | Tags: , , |


Here are some people patterns that really can get your class moving.  I would project them on the overhead or pull them up on the interactive board and have the students do them as a class.  They are a quick math energizer that gets everyone doing a little bit of exercise too!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Number Bond Resources

Posted on April 4, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Number bonds are like fact families.  They are looking at the relationship of three  numbers.  Numbers bonds are often drawn in a diagram with circles or squares that show the relationship.  They are great models to help children see how three numbers “bond” together. Not only are they great for basic fact power, but also  they are great for using with number stories because they are a model where children can clearly label what they know and don’t know. This is very important when solving word problems, that  students are able to identify what they are looking for!

Activity Masters (I would definitely laminate some of these templates so you could use them in math centers. I would also use them as conversation starters in a guided math group too).

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*Be sure to see the other post about Number Bonds!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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