## Thursday, January 16, 2014

### A New Year - Hitting the teens and addition

We are using Marshmallows to show teen numbers - we use this time to talk about germs and how we will all be using the same marshmallows.  So friends that remember NOT to eat the treats, will get a few clean ones before they leave this math tub. :) The link to this activity is gone, but you can use this and just have the students draw a number.  Or this one.
Making 5 on the SMART Board - the students make five, write the number of each in the blank, and then write a math problem. 3 + 2 = 5
Pentagrams - just a great thing to keep friends busy as they wait their turn at the SMART Board.
Xtra Math is a great website for practicing math facts - that is all it is, but it does keep up with your students progress and you can check on how they are doing.  It will surprise you how quickly some children pick this skill up.  It can also be done at home.
A great little addition game on the touches.

## Monday, January 6, 2014

### Happy New Year - a recap of December

Happy New Year!  I am going to take this chance to post pictures of my December Math Tubs, most are repeats from previous years, but some are new. Enjoy!

http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=075aa80d-9290-4982-bb40-04556bbd52ee
http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=06aa4803-d38a-4a1f-9e23-a5de52b3cbc9
http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=1e99e3fa-d614-430a-a532-a1846e97e9d9
http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=0517d95c-689a-4964-9423-f3a377661b3c

Roll a teen number (this link is to the 1-6, but I just used the same form and copied it front and back and changed the numbers to 2-12 since I am using two die now)

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonCount20.htm

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/counting/blockcounting.html

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grandpas-workshop/id555310530?mt=8