Friday, April 25, 2014

Addition with 2 Digit Numbers - Math Games and Lesson Plan

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!

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

✔ 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
-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,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Multiplyng by 8 Math Multiplication!

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.

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