Monday, December 29, 2014

Math Vocabulary

Hello everyone,
I have written about this great site, but wanted to remind everyone about it.  This is an awesome site for Common Core Math Vocabulary.  They continually update it!

Granite School District in Utah has some of the best resources for Common Core Math Vocabulary and they are ready for you to download and print for FREE!




They have a great website that includes vocabulary cards that are kid friendly.  Each word has 3 cards. The first is the word only, the second includes a graphic representation, and the third also includes a definition.

This site is packed with resources for building math vocabulary including
 games such as this one:

Talk a Mile a Minute

Materials: Word lists, timer Instructions:

1. In this game, students are given a list of 6 words that have been organized into categories. One player will give the clue words while the other player tries to guess the word on the screen within a 60 second time limit.


2. Divide the class into pairs. Player 1 and 2 sit together facing each other. One player faces the screen and the other player has their back to the screen.


3. The player facing the screen will be the “talker” and is provided with a list of words on the screen. The talker tries to get their partner to say each of the words by quickly describing them. The talker may not use gestures, rhyming words, or any variation of the word on the list.


For example, in the first list below, the talker must not say the word shape when giving the clues. For the word square, the talker might say something like, “It has 4 equal sides, AND 4 equal angles.”


Shapes
Rectangle Square Circle Triangle
Right Triangle Trapezoid
Units of Measure
Inches Meters
Gallons
Hours Square Yards
Liters


4. The talker keeps giving clues until their partner identifies the first word in the category. The talker then moves to the next word in the category until all words have been guessed the set time ends.


5. Players change places and a new round begins with the other player now designated as the talker. 


If you are looking to add to your instruction of Math Vocabulary...this great site has it all.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale



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Join us for some fun shopping at the Fun To Teach Shop and great savings at Teachers Notebook this holiday!


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Happy Teaching and shopping! 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Number Sense - Math Vocabulary Trading Cards and Lesson Plans

Hello everyone,

Did you know we have a great game for Number Sense vocabulary over at our Teachers Pay Teachers Store?

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Sense-Math-Vocabulary-Trading-Cards-and-Lesson-Plans-28243

This 26-page unit has essential math words to build a foundation of math understanding. Use whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students. Fun way for students to meet the Common Core Standards!

The 15 carefully selected words integrates kid friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. Words included are: after, compare, different, greater than, number sentence, about how many, before, between, equal to, fewer, less than, more, more than, one more than, and same.

This Math Game packet includes black line masters to reproduce and use as games and activities.

This package includes: 7 Math Games:
•Match It Up!
•I Know the Word
•Tic Tac Go!
•And the Answer Is!
•Word Association
•A Game of 20 Questions
•Concentration

 
Also included:
• Flashcard Mania
• Math Games as Homework

Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-assessment
-activities to send home
-easy to use teacher
-teacher's guides
-easy game assembly
-variety of games
-complete game boards and game cards
-activity black line masters

Click here to check it out!

Happy Teaching!

 


 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oh yes it is Monday again

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 


Education is a progressive
 discovery of our own ignorance.
 

Will Durant

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, October 13, 2014

Good morning Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
 
Ernest Dimnet



Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday again!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
to your own learning, 
for he was born 
in another time.


Rabindranath Tagore
Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Friday, September 26, 2014

Geometry Vocabulary Trading Cards

Hi everyone,
Have you checked out our great Geometry Vocabulary Trading Cards Math Activities And Lesson Plans?  Click on over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store for this great math packet!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Math-Vocabulary-Trading-Cards-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28306
This 26-page unit has essential math words to build a foundation of math understanding. Use whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students. Fun way for students to meet the Common Core Standards!

The 15 carefully selected words integrates kid friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. Words included are: polygon, congruent figures, symmetry, array, diameter, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, area, angles, cylinder, perimeter, rhombus, cube, sphere, and cone.

This Math Game packet includes black line masters to reproduce and use as games and activities.

This package includes: 7 Math Games:
•Match It Up!
•I Know the Word
•Tic Tac Go!
•And the Answer Is!
•Word Association
•A Game of 20 Questions
•Concentration

Also included:
• Flashcard Mania
• Math Games as Homework

Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-assessment
-activities to send home
-easy to use teacher
-teacher's guides
-easy game assembly
-variety of games
-complete game boards and game cards
-activity black line masters

Click here to see this packet!
Happy Teaching!
Lori Wolfe

Monday, September 15, 2014

Check out our Pinterest Boards!

Hello everyone!

Wow the school year is starting out with a bang!
I was working on my Pinterest boards today and wanted to tell you all about the 81 boards I have made to share.  I couldn't believe I had so many!  

If you have a moment, click on over to Pinterest and check out the Fun To Teach boards.  



There is something for almost every teacher!

Some board names are:
Math and ESL ELD
Prepositions
Academic Language
Math Vocabulary Games
Verbs
Pronouns for ELD ESL
Figurative Language 



I am also part of some group boards including:
Spanish Learning
Anchor Charts and Foldables
Math for Second Grade 
Fabulous and Free


Click here to go to the Pinterest boards by Fun To Teach!


Happy Teaching! 

Lori

Friday, August 29, 2014

Addition with 2 Digit Numbers

Hello everyone,

We have a great packet called Addition With 2 Digit Numbers Math Games, Activities and Lesson Plans over at our Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Click on over here and check it out!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Addition-with-2-Digit-Numbers-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28240

This 23-page game package visually demonstrates to students that addition is grouping. These hands-on games and activities offer children a visual reference for the process of grouping. Math Games offer beginning, struggling, and emergent readers a way to improve basic math skills through play. Using these fun child centered games encourages children to practice basic math skills while increasing their understanding of addition. Offering frequent and focused practice develops mastery and retention of math skills. Math Games offer this practice through play!

This package includes 3 Math Games:
✔ Add Those Numbers
✔ Make That Number
✔ Addition Boards -Making Numbers

ALSO INCLUDED:
✔ Timed Tests
✔ Student Score Bar Graph

Reproducible back lines included in this package:
-A variety of games
-Complete game boards and game cards
-Activity back line masters
-Assessment
-Activities to send home
-Easy to use teacher’s guides
-Easy game assembly




  Click on over here and check it out at our TPT store!

Happy Teaching,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
all that there is to be known about anything, 
we ought to know 
a little about everything.
 
 
Blaise Pascal


Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
 
Ernest Dimnet



Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello Monday !

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
 

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Sale at TeachersPayTeachers

Hello everyone!
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It is school time again!  If you are like me, your brain is thinking about the coming school year!  
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Place Value


Hi everyone!

I recently watched a group of students playing a computer game that featured place value.  Watching them play the game I observed who easily played through the levels and who had trouble advancing.  As a teacher my mind went to task analyzing what was needed as a foundation in order to understand place value.  With that in mind here is a checklist to determine if students have the necessary skills to understand place value.  If students don’t have these skills, STOP and teach these essential building blocks to understanding place value or your students will struggle with this cornerstone of mathematics throughout the year.


1.  Fluency in stating, identifying, reading and writing digit names

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


2.  Comprehension of digit value

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


3.   Counting and comprehension of quantity of groups (skip counting by 2, 5, 10)

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated drill


4.  Representing groups of numbers

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding


5.  Firm understanding of the columns on a place value chart and what each column represents.

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding

Young students can develop a strong understanding of place value when teachers assess their knowledge base before diving into place value.  Make sure your students have the foundation they need to create a strong knowledge of place value.

When you are sure your students have mastery of the above elements, move on to place value and watch them zoom!

Happy Teaching!
Lori 


Click here to see the Fun to Teach products. We have a variety of games and activities to help build these essential math skills in young mathematicians.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday - Monday

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 


Develop a passion for learning.
 If you do, you will never cease to grow.
 
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello everyone!
If you are like me your brain is starting to plan for school!

Luckily, Teacher's Notebook is having a super sale - Christmas in July - to help us all save some money while we plan for the upcoming year! 

We marked down all of our Fun To Teach products and they will be 50% off!  

Come join the fun and shop and save!


Happy Teaching,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday - oh beautiful Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 

Education is not preparation for life; 
education is life itself.

John Dewey
Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 

what you didn't even know 
you didn't know.
 

Daniel J. Boorstin

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, July 7, 2014

10:10 in Watch Advertisements - Numberphile

Hello everyone!
Check out this fun number video!
Why do you think the time is always the same in watch ads?

Fun food for thought!





Let us know how could you use this in your classroom.

Happy Teaching,

Monday, June 30, 2014

Oh it is Monday again!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
 
Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
 
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Friday, June 27, 2014

Reading 2 Digit Numbers

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hooda Math

Hi everyone,
Time to play some math games!  Have you been searching for the perfect on line and mobile games?  Don't miss this site!

 

This site has games that cover geometry, number, logic and more.  You can easily search by grade level, math subject and math concept.  Check it out and let us know your favorite game!

Click here to go to the Hooda Math Site!

Happy Teaching,


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Numbernut.com

Hello everyone! 
NUMBERNUT.COM is a great site to explore. They have basic, advanced and prealgebra sections on their sites that cover everything you might be interested in.  Here is how they describe their site:
Rader's Numbernut.com - Enough math can make anyone nutty.

WELCOME TO NUMBERNUT

Thanks for visiting! Right now you're on NUMBERNUT.COM. If you are looking for math information, stay on this site. You can start by choosing one of the math topics we cover.

We now have three sections on the site:
BASIC MATH:
Shapes & Colors, Numbers & Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

ADVANCED MATH:
Number Types, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Estimation & Rounding, Ratios, Money, and Factors.

PREALGEBRA:
Graphing, Roots and Exponents, Units, Advanced Numbers, Scientific Notation, and Variables.

This site offers an introduction to mathematics and its variety of topics. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone (even if you aren't a number nut). If you're still not sure what to click, try our site map that will show you all of the topics we cover. If you surf the site and get lost in all of the information, use the search function on the side of the pages.


Grab a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy cruising this great site.  Let us know what you think of this math site.

Happy Teaching,

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