Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ten Pin Linky: Math!

I think I've said this before, but I love math!  I love teaching math.  I love reading about math.  I love seeing the light bulbs go off during a math lesson.  I just love it.  Soooo, when Ashley from Just Reed chose the Ten Pin Linky this week to be math, you bet I was excited!

1.  I've always seen (and used) the beach ball with questions for responding to a book or to use at the start of the school year to get to know one another, but I haven't seen it with numbers.  You could use this for addition or multiplication.  I Like that the kids are up and moving while also working on their math facts.  I would probably want to add a recording sheet for them to write down their problems and answers.

Source: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

 2. With ENL as a part of my daily schedule, I really liked this anchor chart with math vocabulary.  A lot of times people think that math crosses over languages since it is number based, but there are a lot of content vocabulary words too.  I love the part on this chart that includes "We can draw it!" and then the students are drawing examples.  For my ENL kids, I might also have some pictures already cut out or posted to help them visualize.
Source: Joyful Learning in KC

3. Another great anchor chart!  I like that you could add these strategies throughout the year as you teach or introduce them.  Students can then reference it as they are solving problems.  Granted, my anchor chart would not look nearly this cute!  Darn you creative writers and drawers!
Source: Sandberg Smarty Arties

4. I loved this game when I came across it because it's so easy to move the post-it notes from day to day or week to week and the target number can change.  What a great way for students to determine different ways to find a target number. 

Source: Dandelions and Dragonflies

5. I really enjoy these I have...Who Has? games so I created one that features money.  This game is divided into two parts with the first half of the cards already organized greatest to least in coin value and the second half has mixed coins.  This way you can easily differentiate for some students.  These games are quick, a great review, and an easy way to formatively assess.
Source: Run Teacher Run!

6. What an easy way for students to feel progress in their math facts and only see one problem at a time.  I see this working really well for some of those attention kids who get overwhelmed with one sheet of 25 problems.'s fun too!

Source: Classroom Collective

7. Easy, fun, simple, and convenient for differentiating!  Enough said!
Source: Teachers Helping Teachers

8. Again, thinking of my ENL kiddos, I like that this has all of these math phrases in one place.  It also lends itself to some critical questions where phrases are listed in two different places, such as in all.

9. This was my students favorite indoor recess game, so I loved that this teacher used it to put measurement conversion problems on each game piece.  You could use this for all kinds of concepts!
Source: Classroom Freebies

10.  My biggest struggle with Pinterest is that some of the items look cute and great, but don't always push students to a deeper understanding of concepts.  The Lesson Plan Diva has created some exemplars here where students really have to think through a problem, and write down their many steps.  Although these are hard, the more the students are exposed, the better they get!  I really liked the way she outlined the work area and didn't just leave a big empty space.
Source: Lesson Plan Diva

Alrighty, well I gotta run!  I can't wait to come back and see what everyone else has pinned for math!  So fun!


Chrissy said...

Hi! I found your blog through the linky party. Thanks for sharing the vocabulary anchor chart. I'm pinning that! I've never seen the witzzle pro game either. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing.
First Grade Found Me

Ashley Reed said...

Thanks for linking up! You've inspired me! :)