Tuesday, September 17, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “How Many Bats? Story Problem Center”

by An Apple A Day Mathematics
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten

Help your students build number sense with "How Many Bats? Story Problem Center"
This math center is designed to help your students solve simple story problems. Included are:
  • Teacher/Student directions
  • 12 story problem cards (with answers on the back)
  • 1 problem solving mat
  • 20 bat counters
This is a sample version from my counting stories from my "How Many? Sorting, Counting, Writing and Problem Solving Centers" with basic facts to 10.
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Number Lines Bundle

Number Lines Bundle

Number Line Scoot Bundle

This bundle includes 5 sets of task cards to play "scoot" around the room. 
The 5 sets of task cards include the following numbers:
This product is ideal for teaching and reviewing missing numbers on a number line. 
Each set of task cards includes:  *20 task cards to place around the classroom - your students will "scoot" around the room to answer the task cards, *recording sheet, *number lines worksheet, *answer keys

This product is great for grades 1-5, depending on the level of the students.

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September Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's September Teacher Talk Time.....Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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 3 Tried & True Games to Teach Place Value & Rounding
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
 Beginning of the year. . . I used to be so tempted to skip teaching place value because it seemed too simplistic, assuming kids knew how to read larger numbers. Plus I wanted to get on with the "real math":multiplication and long division. WRONG! Developing number sense and place value are critical to understanding ALL math!
Using the Arts to Teach Perseverance
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 
 How adding the arts to your curriculum can teach perseverance.
  Never Give Up... Persevere!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern  
 If you've never used read aloud picture books with your middle schoolers, you should consider it. Not only do picture books get a point across, but they're fun, images are beautiful and they don't take much time.. You can easily come up with ideas to reinforce what you've read. 
 A Cheer For Spelling
By Gini Musamanno of Reading Spotlight 
 Spelling practice does not have to be boring! Try this cheer to add some enthusiasm to weekly spelling words.
The Left Angle Mystery
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi
Geometry is probably my favorite part of math to teach because it is so visual; plus, the subject lends itself to doing many hands-on activities, even with my college students. When our unit on points, lines and angles is finished, it is time for the unit test. Almost every year I ask the following question: What is a left angle? Some of the responses I have received over the years are disheartening.
5 Steps to Creative Classroom Projects
By Renee Heiss of  All-American Teacher Tools
Have you ever noticed that someone else's class has developed much more creative writing assignments, science fair projects, or fundraising strategies? Well, either that person is extremely lucky, extremely gifted in motivating his or her students, or simply using proven methods to stimulate creativity. Chances are, that person is simply familiar with the 5-Step Creativity Process
New Job = New Lens
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR's Classroom
 The power of story...
Teaching Perseverance: Powerful Books to Change a Student's Mindset
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings
 Looking for themed kidlit to jazz up your language arts block? This post shares some great books around the theme of perseverance. Links to related free resources are included!
   Classroom Routines that Create a Productive Classroom Environment
By Marcy Howe of It's A Teacher Thing
 Classroom procedures are essential to creating a productive, welcoming classroom environment. Learn tips to increase productive learning time and maintain efficiency.

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