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Fact Families Game

January 29, 2013
Fact Families Game

Fact Families I am always looking for ways to make math fun yet meaningful.   Fact families are always a challenge for kids.  Until they “see” the relationships of the numbers, each equation is a new problem. I set out the challenge that they were detectives and had to find the one number that didn’t...
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Playing with Numbers

December 1, 2012
Playing with Numbers

Playing with Numbers Using ordinary playing cards to help your students master their addition facts.  The deck of cards is placed between the players. Each player turns over 2 card on their turn, adds up the cards* and puts a bingo chip on the sum.  When a player has 3 chips in a row...
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Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

November 19, 2012
Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

  Addition Game This activity received 2 thumbs up from my students!  I call it “Spill the Beans” because they spill the beans on the table or floor starting with 5 beans. The beans are dry Lima beans that I spray painted one side.  When they are spilled onto the table they land on...
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The Chester the Clown Challenge

September 11, 2012
The Chester the Clown Challenge

Chester the Clown.     Chester the Clown I am starting a unit on the circus to incorporate geometry in a different way.  Before school started I sent out a puzzle for my students to assemble of this circus scene to give them a clue about what we would be studying. This week I’m...
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Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

February 29, 2012
Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

Dot-to-Dot Leap Year fun! I was going to fill in the dots to count by 4 (for every 4 years for a leap year) but my teaching partner thought to use it also for some of her students that need reinforcing counting by 2’s.  So I left it blank so you can use it...
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Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

February 24, 2012
Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

Frogs are a natural to explain “leaping” forward a day to children. You can incorporate frog games, snacks or coloring sheets to make the day stand out. Playing leap frog with a group would be fun and you can extend it into a math activity.  Measure how far everyone can hop then it can...
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Coloring Sheet for Arachnid

February 22, 2012
Coloring Sheet for Arachnid

Arachnid Ben studied arachnid’s this year and asked for a math work sheet. The coloring codes area: Brown = 15 Green = 12 Blue = 20 Red = 18 Tan = 25 Light Green = 36 Light Blue = 42 Black = 32 Save Tweet
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Panda Bear Coloring Sheet!

February 18, 2012
Panda Bear Coloring Sheet!

    Panda Bears Olivia is studying panda bears so I made this sheet to help reinforce addition and subtraction facts.  Feel free to change the equations to fit the needs of your child. The code is: Dark green = 15 Light green = 10 Black = 16 White = 17 Brown = 18...
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Astronaut Coloring Sheet!

February 17, 2012
Astronaut Coloring Sheet!

    Astronaut Henry is studying astronauts.  This coloring sheet covers multiplication facts and reviews addition and subtraction facts.  Feel free to change the equations to fit the needs of your child/students. The codes are: Black = 32 White = 24 Yellow = 18 Green = 27 Blue = 35 Red = 42 Light...
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Shivan’s Endangered Animals Math Coloring Sheet!

January 30, 2012
Shivan’s Endangered Animals Math Coloring Sheet!

Endangered Animals Shivan asked for a math coloring sheet like the one I had made him last year.  He is studying endangered animals this year.  The sheet reinforces his multiplication, division and fraction equivalents that he is currently working on. Feel free to change the equations to fit the needs of your child/students. The...
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