Friday, April 18, 2014

Multiplyng by 8 Math Multiplication Game...free!

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for a great multiplication Math game, here it is and it is free!

 Multiplying By 8 is a 26-page math package focusing on MULTIPLICATION, one factor at a time. This engaging math game package has 5 different multiplication activities that students can play to practice and reinforce multiplication.

This package includes 5 Math Games: ✔ Multiplying by ✔ Match It Up! ✔ Concentration ✔ Multiplication Bingo ✔ Flash Card Bingo
ALSO INCLUDED: ✔ Homework Black lines ✔ Timed Tests ✔ Score Graphs
Reproducible black lines included in this package: -A variety of games -Complete game boards and game cards -Activity black line masters -Assessment -Activities to send home -Easy to use teacher’s guides -Easy game assembly

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.
This game is available in English and Spanish to use with your ELD and ESL students.  Use our bilingual multiplication math games to reach and teach all your students.

Click here for your free download of this great game!
Happy Teaching,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Math Curse

Hi everyone,

Math Curse – written by Jon Sciezka and illustrated by Lane Smith is one of my favorite math books.  Published in 1995 the book tells the story of a boy who sees math everywhere in life.  This book brings math alive for elementary students and it can be the opening for a myriad of math lessons.
Enjoy this great video!
 





Math Curse from Jessica Carlton on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Teaching Math to Second Language Learners

Hi everyone,

Teachers want to include the instructional strategies that will increase comprehension in second language learners. Here is a list compiled by Virginia Department of Education Division of Instruction back in 2004.  These are tried and true methods that still hold true today.

  •  Integrate the four language modes (listening, speaking, reading, writing) into mathematics class.

  • Model the process. Talk aloud while solving problems on the overhead or chalkboard to show the thinking process and common errors.

  • Have students explain their thinking process aloud to a classmate while solving a problem.

  • Integrate reading and writing through the use of journals, learning logs, poems, literature, etc.

  • Give explicit instruction and practice in reading and writing word problems. Teach students to identify key words in word problems that indicate a certain mathematical operation.

  • Begin class with warm-up activities using mathematical language to give students practice in sentence construction.

  • Write a cloze exercise (a short paragraph with key words missing) or sentence starters (i.e., Perimeter is the…) on the board for students to copy and complete when they enter class.

  • Give students a computation problem to solve, and then have them write the steps they used to solve it in complete sentences.

  • Post labels and vocabulary cards around the classroom on completed word problems, number lines, rulers, fraction diagrams, and/or objects in the class.

  •  Have students paraphrase and write complex concepts in their own words (individually, pairs, or whole class).

  • Review mathematical vocabulary and concepts using games such as TIC TAC TOE, BINGO, Concentration, Charades, etc.

Use a variety of modes of instruction

  • Design multi-sensory lessons (visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic).

  • Use visuals whenever possible to reinforce auditory instruction (i.e., charts, graphs, manipulatives, diagrams, models, real objects).

  • Use graphic organizers to visually represent mathematical concepts.

  • Design hands-on activities.

  • Vary groupings throughout the lesson (i.e., independent work, pair work, small groups, whole class).

  • Use real-life problem-solving situations to teach new concepts.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Fun Math Games for Kids

Hello everyone!

I love math games to engage children in a variety of math concepts.  Recently I came across a great blog post that lists a variety of commercial math games that are perfect for kids.  

http://makezine.com/2013/12/10/playing-with-math-games-for-kids/

 

This list includes some of my favorites like SET and KRYPTO.  Click on over to Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka's blog and read about some of her favorites!

Happy Teaching,


Friday, March 21, 2014

Reading 2 Digit Numbers Math Games, Activities and Lesson Plans

Hello everyone,

Have you seen our great Readng 2 Digit Numbers packet?  Are you looking for the perfect way for students to identify and read 2 digit numbers? 
Click here to view this great product in our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Identifying and reading 2 digit numbers is an essential skill for young learners. With this 25-page math game packet you can develop this skill in your students. Watch as your students learn to effortlessly read numbers 2 digit numbers in standard, word form and written form.  This package includes 5 Math Games: ✔ Reading 2 Digit Numbers ✔ I Have It! ✔ Concentration ✔ Flashcard Mania ✔ Match It Up  ALSO INCLUDED: ✔ Homework Black lines  This game package includes black line masters for: •Game board •Game cards (written form) •Game cards (numerals) •Assessment •Homework sheets •Quick game assembly •Teacher friendly game instructions
 Try this 25-page math game packet and watch as your students learn to effortlessly read numbers 2 digit numbers in standard, word form and written form.  This is an essential skill for young learners.

This package includes 5 Math Games:
✔ Reading 2 Digit Numbers
✔ I Have It!
✔ Concentration
✔ Flashcard Mania
✔ Match It Up


ALSO INCLUDED:
✔ Homework Black lines

This game package includes black line masters for:
•Game board
•Game cards (written form)
•Game cards (numerals)
•Assessment
•Homework sheets
•Quick game assembly
•Teacher friendly game instructions

Click here to view this great product in our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Happy Teaching,
Lori

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Video Math Tutor

Hello everyone,
I just love the Video Math Tutor!

If you haven't seen his great videos take a minute and see what you have been missing.





Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Smarter Balance

Hello everyone,

I was recently on the Smarter Balance website.  Smarter Balance is creating assessments that are aligned to the ELA and Math Common Core State Standards.  These assessments will be both summative and formative.

Below are the key Dates taken from the Smarter Balance's website.  Great to keep us on track!


Key Dates for Teachers
  •  Spring/Summer 2012—Teachers help write Pilot items and tasks, review for alignment with CCSS, and check for bias/sensitivity
  • Winter/Spring 2013—Pilot testing of assessment items and performance tasks
  • Summer/Fall 2013—State Networks of Educators evaluate formative assessment practices and instructional resources; professional development cadres meet
  • Fall 2012–Fall 2013—Teacher teams write Field Test items and tasks, review for alignment with CCSS, and check for bias/sensitivity
  • Spring 2014—Broad participation in Field Testing of summative and interim assessments
  • 2014-15 School Year—Implementation of assessment system and launch of digital library
Happy Teaching,

 
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