# Explore Center Ideas, Distributive Property, and more!

#### Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition.

Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition.

#### Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition. I think my hubby could draw these!

#### Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition. because-one-day-these-people-will-be-voting

#### Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition. Site has LOTS of computer games for different math topics

#### Angry Birds used in a math art center to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication over addition. could use the same pic for anchor chart in other properties.

#### Using art in math and student interest - great visual for distributive property

#### Angry Bird Math Center Activities

#### center ideas for math rotations

Distributive property anchor chart

#### Distributive property anchor chart | Distributive property anchor chart

#### Math Anchor Chart | Distributive Property (Image Only)

#### Distributive property multiplication anchor chart

#### Multiplication: Distributive property.

#### Distributive Property-Multiplication

Angry Birds Geometry

#### Measurement and Geometry, 3D Shapes - Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher: Angry Birds Geometry Lesson. Source: http://talesfourthgradeteacher.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/angry-birds-geometry-lesson.html?m=1

#### Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher: Angry Birds Geometry Lesson...what a cute idea, could be used as a project with our 5th Grade Buddies!

#### Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher: Angry Birds Geometry Lesson. Thought of you, Kathy!!

#### 3D shapes Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher: Angry Birds Geometry Lesson

#### Angry Birds Geometry Lesson. Combine this with school counseling!

#### Cute Geometry idea with die cuts and angry birds.

#### Angry Birds Geometry Lesson...what a cute idea!

#### Angry Birds Geometry Lesson - fun stuff

#### Angry Birds Geometry Lesson @kmagrum

Math Stations anchor chart

#### Math Stations - What do they look like and sound like? Nice anchor chart or #Cute pet #pet boy #pet girl| http://pet-boy.blogspot.com

#### Math Stations expectations...would be good to make something like this into an anchor chart with the kiddos.

#### Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Math Stations Poster {Freebie} Love to do up these for math and literacy rotations

#### Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Math Stations Poster {Freebie}. . . can be adapted to older grades.

#### Math Stations - What do they look like and sound like? Nice anchor chart or poster.

#### Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Math Stations Poster Expectations

#### Classroom Management-math stations poster

#### Guided maths

#### Getting Started with Math Workshop! During math workshop students are the center of learning. They are highly engaged, working on specific activities that are tailored to their individual needs. Math Workshop Videos How To Plan Your Mini Lesson This site is filled with great resources to help you along the way. This site also has FREE Printables for Math Stations Setting the Stage for Station Work Math Discussion Starters Planning Your Work Stations Getting Organized with Individual Work Folders Student Work Center Organizer CLICK HERE Recording Sheet Rubric Rubric Rubric Ideas for Managing Centers CLICK HERE CLICK HERE CLICK HERE Math Station Ideas Common Core Math Centers Display...I love the "I Can" Message Directions Display Idea EXTRA Math Resources One of My Favorite Math Books! Check out this engaging math lesson Teaching Children How To Write About Math Step by Step Getting Students Talking About Math Loredan McFadden, setting up math stations, what is math workshop, printable math stations, printable math centers, managing centers, mini lesson ideas, using anchor charts, common core state standards in math, differentiated instruction, multiple ways to solve problems, math anchor charts, discussion cards, group work, collaborative learning, assessing center work, student folders, math talks, how to incorporate math talks, engagement, rigor, special education accommodations

#### Fraction Art- Cute self mosaics for kids to work on!

Fraction Art- Cute self mosaics for kids to work on!

#### Back to School Math Idea!!!! The kids made self portrait mosaics and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art piece a "Math Mosaic."

#### The kids made self portrait mosaics and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art piece a "Math Mosaic." - wish I'd seen this when I taught 5th grade.

#### [This looks like Minecraft, which many of the 4th graders LOVE. ] The kids made self portrait mosaics and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art piece a "Math Mosaic." - wish I'd seen this when I taught 5th grade.

#### @ my 3rd grade pals: The Lesson Cloud: Math Mosaics ~ this is a great idea!

#### math fractions...turn into a shape with multicolored cubes~~

#### Self-portrait mosaics with fractions, area, perimeter

Trigonometry Cheat Sheet

#### I don't ever plan on teaching high school math, but you never know. This looks helpful.. maybe for friends still in college.

#### I don't ever plan on teaching high school math, but you never know. This looks helpful.

#### If I ever teach high school math this will help!

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#### Cheatsheet for trig

#### Trig Functions

#### I don't ever plan on teaching high school math, but you never know. This looks helpful.. maybe for friends still in college. Classroom,For my classroom,home schooling,School,Teach,Teaching,

Multiplication Games for Kids: Teaching the Distributive Property

#### Array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array - Mark Giffen Card game would be effective and useful for those struggling with the distributive property, but would take time to make and time to teach game rules. On the plus side, it can be used to teach area model of 2x1 and larger multiplication once kids know rules.

#### Art Array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array - Mark Giffen 3-5-math

#### Array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array. No need to teach distributive property before the game.

#### distributive property multiplication Array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array - Mark Giffen

#### Common Core refers to using properties of operations a lot in the math standards in grades 1 - 8. These are array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array

#### We played this a lot with our old math program. Array cards help teach the distributive property - Two Small Arrays Match the Big Array - Mark Giffen

#### Create cards (doubles) so students can cut and see the different area models

#### Array Cards

Touch Math Posters. Love these for addition!!

#### Touch Math Posters. Love these for addition!! I still use the touch math tips I learned in elementary school.

#### Touch Math Posters. Love these for addition!! This is what I used in elementary school.

#### My MIL is a teacher and swears by touch point math! Printable Touch Math Posters.

#### Free- Printable Touch Math Posters.

#### Printable Touch Math Numbers

FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center

#### FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center - In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems.

#### In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. This center can be used again and again as it includes 16 different word problems using 5, 6, 7 or 8 monsters.This center is a perfect add-on to my "Monster Math Activity Pack".

#### FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center - In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. This center can be used again and again as it includes 16 differ...

#### In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. This center can be used again and again as it includes 16 different word problems using 5, 6, 7 or 8 monsters. This center is a perfect add-on to my "Monster Math Activity Pack". You can purchase it from my TpT store. www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/michelle-walker I would love your feedback!

#### FREE! In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. Helps w/ beginning algebraic thinking like 3 + _ = 5

#### Good Center- Children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems...includes higher level thinking skills

#### In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. My kids need lots of concrete practice! Say hello to problem solving week take two!

#### FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center - Michelle Walker - TeachersPayTeachers.com

#### FREE Monster Math Problem Solving from Creative Classroom on TeachersNotebook.com (7 pages)

#### I use this project when I start my multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.

I use this project when I start my multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.

#### Multiplication fact shown in different ways fromThe Teaching Thief...for the 3rd grade teachers I know.

#### Beginning Multiplication (advanced for some of my special education students) but I do like how it's laid out visually! (need to show this to my 3rd grade math friends)

#### Anchor Chart: This chart shows 4 ways of multiplying 3 x 5 = 15. Once the children know how to use the chart, they can do it on their own.

#### Anchor Chart: multiplication; this would be so helpful for my third graders, they're about to start multiplication!

#### Anchor Chart: multiplication I can't wait to teach multiplication now!

#### Cool visualization! For my third grade peeps!

#### Anchor Chart: multiplication strategies

#### Math multiplication anchor chart

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Math card games

#### Pinterest blocks the link, but if you Google,the math game that's worth 1,000 worksheets, you'll find it. Great for Math Centers. lb

#### A MUST FOR CARD GAME MATHS! Card games are worth 1000 math worksheet...math games using a deck of cards.

#### Card games are worth 1000 math worksheet...math games using a deck of cards. This looks like so much fun!!

#### MATH Card games are worth 1000 math worksheet...math games using a deck of cards.

#### Math War games with a deck of cards. Just about every variation you can imagine!

#### math war: fun math game, a range of difficulty levels, summer math practice!!

#### all manner of math war games with playing cards

#### Using Playing Cards to teach Math

#### math card games...math facts!

Great Math Station Ideas!

#### Math station ideas (1st grade)- found the perfect containers for these at Walmart and Dollar General.

#### 1st Grade Math Stations..lots of great ideas and free printables for your math centers!

#### Math Workstations Ideas with Great Printables. I like the rotating work stations idea

#### organized Math Center idea- love the containers with number labels

#### 1st Grade Math Stations classroom-ideas-professional-development

#### First Grade Garden: Math Stations - Set 1 GREAT math tubs!

#### Math Stations Storage - 1st grade center ideas

#### Great math center ideas for 1st grade

#### Math station ideas (1st grade)

### Early Math Activities

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#### My kids learn math the best with the help of math activities and games. Math can be both easy and difficult to do with older toddlers and preschoolers. Remember our fun early math game was our Tinker Toy Catapults. Recently they helped some of the Quirky Kids to practice spatial reasoning and then measuring as …

#### Manipulative math games- Lots! From "Kids activity blog" http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/6415/early-math-activities-2 Teaches: Measuring, Fractions, Number Sense, Rational Counting, Addition, and more!

#### More math activities including gummy worm measuring. Great for spring!

#### Lots of fun math activities. Also good math center ideas.

#### Quirky Momma - Early Math Activities! Great ideas!!!

#### Early Math Activities

#### Early maths ideas

#### Early Math Activities - Kids Activities Blog

#### Be Excited About Math! Organize your math centers with these stations. Buddy games, Exercises for your brain, Accelerated Reader, and Manipulatives or Multiplication. Students love going to math workshop.

Be Excited About Math! Organize your math centers with these stations. Buddy games, Exercises for your brain, Accelerated Reader, and Manipulatives or Multiplication. Students love going to math workshop.

#### Be Excited About Math! Organize your math centers with these stations. Buddy games, Exercises for your brain, Accelerated Reader, and Manipulatives or Multiplication. Students love going to math workshop. Also find more free #math ideas here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mathfilefoldergames/Price-Range/Free

#### Be Excited About Math! Organize your math centers with these stations. Buddy games, Exercises for your brain, Accelerated Reader, and Manipulatives or Multiplication. Students love going to math workshop. @Jamie Wise Wise Wise Spencer

#### Organize your math centers with these stations. Buddy games, Exercises for your brain, Accelerated Reader, and Manipulatives or Multiplication. Students love going to math workshop.

#### Fourth Grade Fun in Florida: BEAMing into a new year! :) - math rotations

#### Fourth Grade Fun in Florida: BEAM Math centers (Be Excited About Math!)

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#### Working 4 the Classroom: Classroom Anchor Charts and Posters... can never have too many anchor charts!

#### Working 4 the Classroom: Classroom Anchor Charts and Posters Math anchor chart

#### Julie my math teacher friend this is for u

#### "CUBES" Math Word Problems Anchor Chart

#### math chart...cool

#### Cute math idea

#### Hi Friends! We are getting into the swing of things in first grade, and my sweet little friends are just the best! I love when the first couple of weeks are under our belt, and we can really dive into the curriculum. In math, we have been working on "making a ten", and number combinations to ten using ten frames and number bonds. We started with some anchor charts and hands-on activities to build numbers, and this little low prep activity really had the kids engaged...and learning! We started with some standard two-sided counters. I have a gazillion of these, but any manipulative that you can use two colors of will work....counting bears, unifix cubes, etc... I passed out clear cups and gave each child 10 counters. We were working on Making Ten, but you could use any number of counters to build a number. The kids got their counters, put their little hands on top, and I told them to SHAKE IT UP!! Shake it up...shake it up!! The kids spontaneously started singing some Taylor Swift here, which just cracked me up! The children then spilled out their counters & drew a number bond on their desk to represent their "spill". Here are some examples of three kids working on making a ten, and one little friend who was still building to 8! When they finished creating their number bonds, they had to write an equation to match it. They just LOVE writing on their desks, and I love that it keeps them engaged! We continued shaking and dumping for a while. They were having so much fun, and the concept was really starting to click. How could I say no?! :) When everyone had moved on up to making a ten, I had them record their "spills" on a sheet. Some filled in the whole squares, while others drew the circles to mimic the counters. While writing equations, we have been working with the commutative property and representing number combinations in two ways. The children had to write the two equations that represented their counter spills. They did such a great job AND they were able to identify so many ways to make ten! Later, we made Rekrenrek bracelets so the kids could practice making combinations of ten, and create story problems to go along with their bracelets. This friend told me 6 monkeys were jumping on HER bed, and 4 more came along! Just a quick, low prep,and easy way to practice building to ten! My kids loved it so much, they've asked to play it again and again. Can't beat that! If you would like a copy of the activity sheet, click the picture above or grab it {here}. I hope you can use this simple idea! As always, thanks for stopping by! :)

#### Classroom Anchor Charts and Posters

#### Strategies for Solving Math Problems Anchor Chart

math game for station

#### number of the day morning meeting activity... think I might laminate this one and then make a smaller version for them to put in their morning meeting journals...

#### math game, maybe a math centers, with magnet numbers to put into the squares?

#### Add to morning math board. Great website for math ideas.

#### Fun math game - great to help with the number grid.

#### Good for a math station

#### math game number grid

#### Number Grid math game

#### math stations for differentiation - Next year?! (GREAT explanation of how to do this!)

math stations for differentiation - Next year?! (GREAT explanation of how to do this!)

#### Great ideas for math rotations! math stations for differentiation ... this makes so much sense! (GREAT explanation of how to do this!)

#### math stations for differentiation - Everything she describes is why I usually hate teaching math. . .and subsequently a FANTASTIC solution for those problems. (GREAT explanation of how to do this!)

#### Math stations: This is a great way to teach math. Students are at a variety of math levels. This article shows how to group by developmental level and how to differentiate instruction. Page 84, "The principle of flexible grouping(students working in a variety of groups based on readiness, interest, and learning profile) is central to the concept of defensible differentiation."

#### math stations for differentiation ... this makes so much sense! (GREAT explanation of how to do this!) Wow I can so use this as we will be moving towards guided Math!

#### Guided math station how-to. Very clear and adaptable instructions even though centered around everyday math.

#### Great post about Math Workshop and student led math lesson.

#### Guide to setting up a guided math workshop or math daily 5.

#### math stations for differentiation/math workshop

#### Differentiating math centers

### Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in your hands

Great math hack for your kids!

#### Great math hack for your kids! I knew how to do 9 times table on fingers..this is cool for 6, 7, & 8! I wish I knew this in elementary school.

#### Great math hack for your kids! I wish I knew this in elementary school. How do your kids learn their multiplication tables?

#### Great math hack for your kids! I wish I knew this in elementary school. Of course, there's no substitute for memorizing the times tables, but still... in a pinch...

#### Great math hack for your kids! I wish I knew this in elementary school. and again impressing Kathy with my mad math skills

#### Are you kidding me... I wish I knew this in elementary school. Multiplication tricks.

#### Great math help for your kids! I used this so much in elementary school.

#### Great math trick for learning times tables.

#### Great math hack for your kids! #math #tip

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Math Stations for every month of the school year

#### Math games for each month! Each month the students will have a new math game to play at the math center.

#### math centers idea? I like the organization of this--easily accessible, neat and colorful.

#### Math Center ideas - I would love to do something like this with 1st grade skills

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#### Math Stations for every month of the school year for 2nd grade

#### Math Center idea to use with that pocket chart!

#### a years worth of 2nd grade math centers

#### math game organization idea

#### Cool maths ideas

### Distributive property

distributive property visual

#### Distributive property with combo meals... LOVE this visual - it's something the kids will get! Make sure it's with healthy meals, lol!

#### distributive property with combo meals... LOVE this visual - it's something the kids will get!

#### distributive property with combo meals--Very creative and a real-life example = Awesome

#### distributive property with combo meals...would definitely be an attention grabber!

#### distributive property with combo meals-- I've used this with great success

#### distributive property with combo meals - never thought of it this way!

#### distributive property with combo meals... Two tacos and a drink.

#### Distributive Property - Combo Meals (use to introduce the topic)

#### distributive property with combo meals Mmmm.... maaaaath. :)

tens and ones - perfect math station