Students can get the different order of operation mixed up. This organizer will be a helpful reminder if they get discouraged during classwork when combining all four operations in challenging problems. 3.OAT.9. 9. Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations.
Operation Key Words Foldable
Last day of school activity! Have your kids sit in a large circle and pass the beach ball around. Whichever question/activity their thumb lands on is the one they do!
Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!
Trapped! Punctuation game is a super fun online game that provides great practice in punctuation skills.
Great first day of school activity to go with the reading of Oh The Places You'll Go! It will allow me to get to know the students and what their plans are for the future. Once they're done with their balloons they will be perfect to decorate the hall outside.
Make a place value snake.
Minute To Win It Party Games--this would be great to use as a "hook" to get kids interested in Science and Math, and to start a new unit!
Hop on Board the Polar Express
This is a partner game, and each player gets a bowling mat and a handful of colorful chips (I call them mini bowling balls). The players take turns rolling 2 dice, then adding the sums of the numbers rolled. When one of the players rolls a number found on one of their pins, they "knock over" that pin with a chip. The first player to have all pins knocked over wins the game!
Math center idea
I Have Who Has - Time to the Hour and Half-Hour. I Have/ Who Has cards are great fun. They are even better when students create the set. Older students can create them for younger students. A cluster group of gifted students can create a set while the teacher works with students who have not mastered the concept.
I Have Who Has - Time to the Hour and Half-Hour