National Chocolate Week Math!

Posted on March 16, 2012. Filed under: Math Centers, Math Picture Books | Tags: , , , |

Hey folks!  It’s National Chocolate Week!  What?  How did I not know… I try to keep up with these important things!  I just saw it yesterday while walking through the airport.  So in celebration of such a wonderful week, here is some chocolate math!  and another link! and another link!


Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Gummy Worm Math: Measurement Never Tasted So Good!

Posted on January 20, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Elementary math, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever wondered how long a gummy worm can really be stretched?  Did you know that a gummy worm can grow if you put it in water?  Do you know how many pennies a gummy worm can hold up under? Well gummy worms are great to explore this and other measurement topics (width, length, weight, volume) as well as to graph the data that is collected.  These activities allow your students to hypothesize, experiment, observe,  analyze and interpret data and have FUN the whole while doing it!  Here are some links to get you started:

Gummy Worm Math Resource 1

Gummy Worm Math Resource 2

(Love this rubric – “commendable”, “acceptable”, and then…. “see the teacher”)

Gummy Worm Math 3

Gummy Worm Math 4

Gummy Worm Math 5

Gummy Worm Math 6

Gummy Worm Math 7

Gummy Worm Math 8

Gummy Worm Math 9 (Task Card)

Gummy Worm Math 10

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki


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April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day

Posted on April 14, 2011. Filed under: Manipulatives, Math Centers | Tags: , , |

Here are some great math links to help you celebrate National Jelly Bean Day!

Jelly Bean Fractions

Jelly Bean Math Ideas

Jelly Bean Graph Ideas (Click the Jelly Bean Graph but Be Sure to LABEL IT!)

Jelly Bean Estimation (Create a real station in your class.)

More Jelly Bean Estimation

Even More Jelly Bean Estimation

Powers of Ten (Be sure to click on the Jelly Bean and watch what happens!)

More Jelly Bean Math (Measurement)

Jelly Bean Addition

Jelly Bean Fractions

Upper Elementary and Middle School Jelly Bean Math


Jelly Bean Math

Great Activities

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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St. Patrick’s Day Math: Great Activities to Do in Guided Math Groups

Posted on March 11, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, During the Guided Math Lesson, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , |

The New Common Core Math data standards say that students should be able to classify objects and count the number of objects in each category as well as represent and interpret data.  So here are some great St. Patrick’s day data links:

Lucky Resource 1 (scroll down to lucky charms graph)

Lucky Resource 2 

Lucky Resource 3   (great site for differentiated lesson plans)

Lucky Resource 4

Lucky Resource 5 (graphing in action)

 Lucky Resource 6

Lucky Resource 7

Lucky 8

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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