I finished staff development and for those following me on my analysis of the toilet paper data collection. I told you I was gonna take a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.

So everytime I went in the restroom, I was curious about why each one was so different, because I "think" most folks are pretty consistent and predictable. But the more I thought about it, the more questions plagued my brain. Does it have to do with what roll is already started? because starting a new roll can be a pain. Or do the employees replace on the right side and that makes it use all the rolls equally? See...in this picture - why would the 1st one be most used, it's the farthest away. Ok...I will stop sharing my oddness.

**Math Journaling**So we decorated our math journals! I wanted to show some interesting designs the kids come up with, but every year all the kids take them so I have none...just my example. I like for my students to put an envelop on the front inside cover to keep foldables and other essentials we do.

I start the year off with practicing a multiplication table

So...I use my specific table because I highlight the square numbers to start. I do take the yellow away after some time, but it helps my kids learn the pattern.

Once we learn about prime and composite, we color our prime numbers (pink). The color key is at the top.

If you want a copy of my multiplication table, I'll be glad to email it to you. It does have the square numbers highlighted. Just leave a comment and I'll send it your way.

__Fun Game Freebie!__This game focuses on building number sense. There are two game boards included, primary and intermediate (upper grades). The students roll di/dice and attempt to make any of the four numbers using any operation (lower grades use addition). If they cannot make any number, they skip that turn. The winner is the student who reaches the star first.

Enjoy your week!

Shannon

What a great way to teach prime numbers!! I am not teaching this year; however, this will definitely be something I use to help my son who really struggles in this area.

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Michelle

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I always thought it helped to see why those are prime since it's an abstract concept.

DeleteI would LOVE a copy! I am going to use your idea of the folder in the front too. So brilliant!

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Tina

DeleteI emailed you the multiplication table. Let me know if you didn't get it.

Thank you for the great game!

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You're welcome! Enjoy

DeleteThis is a wonderful lesson!

ReplyDeleteI'd love a copy of the multiplication table.

Thanks for sharing it with your readers (like me!)

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Kim

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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Hello, What a Great way to teach the multiplication table. I would Love a copy. I have 3 kids and 2 of them are learning multiplications. My grade 3 will be learning the first 5 this year, and my grade 4, will be re-learning the whole chart with year. and she really doesn't like math. This looks like a great and easy way to help her. I know I could have used it in grade school. THANK-YOU so Much for sharing!!!! God Bless!

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Very informative, thank you! I would love a copy of your multiplication table. Thank you for sharing!

ReplyDeletePlease send me a copy too!! Thank you!

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Theresa

DeleteI sent it this morning. Let me know if you didn't receive it.

Please share with us. I am trying to change a math hating 3rd grader to a math loving 4th grader. Thanks!

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I'd LOVE a copy plz!!!! slamb76@aol.com THX!!!!

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tnx!!!!

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