## Tuesday, March 20, 2012

### March math - ending one quarter and starting the last

Wow, the end of the year is fast approaching and this is when I realize I still have so much more to teach - so here we go . . . ADDITION is here, I start with the bowl game. The children have a stick of 5 unifix cubes, they break it in their lap and hide some under the bowl and then place the rest on top. We go around the table and show the top and say "Two AND ?" and the children guess how many is under the bowl. At first, this is truly a guess, and then after they play a few times, they get the hang of it. I write the equation on the board and then we fill in the bowl number after the child shows his number. I will play with five for a couple weeks and then we will do six, 7, 8, etc. Ordinal game on the internet.

Addition game, I have started it as an independent center for now, the children roll a number, place that many pom poms in the ear, roll again, place that number in the other ear, pull all of them down and see how many you have.

Placing numbers in order.

Domino Math, I have a better sheet attached, I am just using this one up, they write the number of dots on one side, they write the number of dots on the other, and then pull the domino down and count all of the dots together.

Missing number - the children need to WORK together to complete this task, not easy this year for mine!

And that is this week - enjoy!

## Monday, March 12, 2012

### Math Tubs middle of March - Teen numbers and counting

Here is what we are doing this week:

Putting numbers in order . . .

Domino Parking Lot

I introduced this domino activity this week so the children will get use to counting the dominos. We will use these coming up in the next quarter for addition and this is just a little preparation for that activity. The children are just counting the dots and "parking" them in the correct space in the lot. Here the children are making dots showing the correct teen number that is written on the side.

ten frame fill in with bear.

One more game, children roll the dice and place a marker on ONE MORE. Sorry, I can't figure out where I found this one. :)

Tic tac toe, writing teen numbers and problem solving.

Counting dots on the SMART table.

Ten Frames on the computers.

I am also beginning my testing this week, so I will pull children to the back table while my assistant monitors the room and checks work.