1-2-3 Come Learn About Place Value With Me!
I found that when I played fun place value games with my kinders and 1st graders, the light bulbs of understanding went on so much faster.
Repetition is a must, as everyone learns at a different rate. By making a different place value slider each month, you get the consistent repetition you need, but because it's a little different, things don't get boring for your little ones.
Making things hands-on, by incorporating a craftivity-game, is always edu-taining for children.
Because students are familiar with the directions, and can get right down to business, you're also empowering them and building their self-esteem.
"Sliders" were one of my Y5's favorite craftivities. I designed them for skip counting, shapes, upper and lowercase letters etc.
I gave them the name "sliders" because students slide a strip up and down as a quick & easy way to practice and review all sorts of things.
Because quite a few teachers have requested activities for place value, I thought sliders would be a wonderful way for students to "see" and "manipulate" that concept.
They are a quick, easy, & fun way to whole group assess too!
I designed a place value slider for each month, with some generic extra's. They will help you with Common Core State Standards: 1.NBT.2a, 1.NBT.2b, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.3, K.NBT.1
For more CCSS practice have students jot down the numbers they are showing on the slider. Students can then compare 2 numbers as > or < .
To include addition and subtraction practice as well, ask students to make the number that is 10 more or 10 less.
Let's Make A Slider!
Run off the place value slider templates on construction paper. Choose a variety of colors where appropriate. i.e. apples can be red, green and yellow; leaves can be all of the fall colors etc.
By doing so you are teaching a little bit of science at the same time. i.e. apples can be 3 different colors; leaves change color because they don't have chlorophyll etc.
To expedite things, have a room helper pre-cut the slits.
Run off the 1’s, 10’s, 100’s strips on white construction paper. Students trace the numbers and cut out their strips.
The 1st strip, without a 0, is the 100’s strip, the 2nd is 10’s, the 3rd is 1’s. Remind students that the 100 strip does not have a 0 on it.
Cut the 3 blank strips and fold them in 1/2. Cut on the fold.
Glue one piece of the blank strip, to each end of a numbered strip, so that you can easily pull the strips up and down. Insert strips into the slits on the place value slider.
A piece of Scotch tape on the back, makes things smooth for easier pulling.
The teacher starts by calling out a number and then writing it on the board. Students manipulate the strips in their slider to make that number.
Teacher calls on students to tell how many 100’s, 10’s and 1’s there are. Give every child a chance to make up a number and play the teacher.
Cover more CCSS math standards with the prior suggestions discussed above.
When everyone catches on, you can play “Speed” to see who can make the number 1st.
Make sure you make a sample for yourself to demonstrate what you want your students to do. Students can add a bit more pizzazz to their sliders with crayons.
I hope your kiddo's will enjoy making, manipulating, and collecting their monthly place value sliders.
Click on the link to view/download the Place Value Slider Packet.
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1-2-3 Count To 100 With Me!
If you haven’t celebrated 100-Day yet, I think you’ll like this quick, easy and fun way for your students to count to 100.
Run off the star badge template on yellow construction paper, (when you color it, the colors still show up pretty good.) Run off the star ribbons on white construction paper.
If you want to give their badges a bit more pizzazz and strength, run off the larger background star on a complimentary construction paper color.
Students cut out the pieces and glue them together. The diagonal lines on the ribbons will help.
Simply rub glue on them, and then press to the back of the star.
Students count the stars as they count up to 99. Did they count the big star? That will make 100!
Use safety pins to pin them on your star students, who’ve survived 100 days of school!
Be sure and make one for yourself, so that you have a sample! You are a star too! Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Star Badge. If you're looking for a few links, to other fun things, to help you celebrate 100-Day, you'll want to check out this fun "Find The Missing Animals" game.
Students are asked to click on different number spaces in the 100 grid, when they click on the correct number space, an animal appears and goes into their "found" column.
Also, Joan Holub, who wrote 100 Days Of School for Scholastic, asked educators for their favorite 100-Day ideas. She's published a list of 300 ! Click on the link to view 300 ideas for 100 Day.
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1-2-3 Count To 100 and Past With Me!
Just in time to help you with some math activities for 100 Day, is this 40-page alligator-themed math packet.
The packet will help you reinforce Common Core State Math Standards: K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.CC.5, K.CC.6, K.OA.1, K.OA.4, K.OA.5,1.OA.1, 1.OA.4, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.7, 1.NBT.1,1.NBT.3
This is a wonderful packet to help students review and practice a variety of the above standards in a fun way.
The packet includes:
Click on the link to view/download Alligator Answers Math Packet. For more 100 Day activities, scroll down to view 6 more articles featuring 100 Day ideas.
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