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,

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Geometry - Math Vocabulary Trading Cards - Math Games and Lesson Plan

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
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