math center for beginning of the year
August - June Calendar Journals to keep students engaged during calendar time.
Primary Inspired: Calendar Math- Using Your Students' Agendas & Calendar Journals
These little cards are paint sample cards from Home Depot, Lowes or Wal*Mart. I asked the manager if I could have some and he was very kind. I only took 13 cards so I could do the "sevens" times tables, but once I started making them I wish I had picked up another color. Next time I'm there I'm going to ask for some more colors so that I can do the "sixes" in one color and the "eights" in another color, etc! If you are not familiar with triangular flash cards, they are W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L!
I love this idea of part-part-whole. For example, 3+2=5
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DIY I-Spy Bottles as seen on First Grade Faculty www.firstgradefac...
I decided to make some anchor charts for addition and subtraction key words. I got the idea from Jodi at Fun in First (she has really great ideas... if you haven't checked out her blog, you NEED to). Here is the addition chart (I love how it is shaped like an addition sign): After downloading both documents, print on card stock, arrange nicely on addition/subtraction shaped posters, and laminate.
"decomposing" 1. Start kids with 2 colors of cubes ( 5 each) and indiv white boards and markers. Have them make a stick of 5 purple, 0 green. show how to write the equation. Decompose the number 5 with cubes and show ALL equations with sums of 5 with kids. 2. practice next day. 3. Day 3-give them cubes and this sheet (5) and paper squares as well.