Dear Cyber Friends,
I am hoping to be able to blog more now that the beginning of the year is behind us! Hopefully the craziness will subside a little now. Ya right! Who am I kidding?!?!
This year my kiddies are using a textbook in math! Oh dear, this is quite the complicated task as they have never used a textbook before, nor a notebook for that matter. A simple task of writing the date and a page number can take up to almost 15 minutes!
As we work on acquiring these new skills, we also have to practice new math concepts! The textbook is great but not proving to be enough at this point and I am having to supplement with my own materials.
I have created two new units! Yay, I'm venturing into math now! And I also have a freebie for you!
All of these activities have been used in my classroom and have helped some of my kiddies reach the "Ah, Ha!" moment!
My numeration package focuses on representing numbers in various forms. Students work on representing numerals using base ten block, number words, expanded form and coins.
You can check it out RIGHT HERE!
My rounding numbers package focuses on (drumroll please) rounding numbers! Students can practice rounding to the nearest ten in both 2 digit and 3 digit numbers, as well as rounding to the nearest hundred in 3 digit numbers. Students will use such tools as a number line and even "round up" or "round down" jukebox!
Grab yourself a copy RIGHT HERE!
Finally, my kiddies needed to practice comparing and ordering! This was a much simpler task than expanded form and rounding numbers but I thought I'd make it a little more engaging by creating a simple Halloween activity.
Students receive a bag with 3 or 4 candy corn numbers and they must fill out the table by recording the numbers they have chosen, creating the greatest numeral possible with the numbers, creating the smallest number possible with the numbers and creating another random number. This activity also reinforced place value concepts as the students must recognize why a number is greater. When they are done with their bag of numbers, students can switch with their classmates and start the process over again. You can grab a copy of this FREEBIE RIGHT OVER HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and be back soon!
Until next time...
Ms. Nicole xo