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Grade 3 Resources

Carla Olson: Zap game (bought at Teacher's Trunk)

Lorraine Huang
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From Chantel Kitchen...some internet games

Black Whiteboards from Scholastic

Arlene Lozinski $10,000 design. Shapes are assigned different values and they have to use shapes to make a $10,000 design They could use 3D or 2D shapes.
Colleen Pennel does a math morning routine. One student goes to SMARTboard and pulls down and states the date and says what yesterday was (es: Sunday March 9) and what tomorrow is. It gives them calendar work, speaking experience and visualizing
Corey's Langelotsmath wall: "Doubles plus one", etc. Shows all different strategies and examples.
Lindsay Peters: Multiplication suites from TPT. They get 2 minutes a day. Its out of 21 and if they get 21 they earn points toward a goal. She buys icecream as rewards. The worksheets are creative and visual
Shannon Hurley Hundred's chart. She uses popsickle sticks, as a reward if the whole class is on task, etc. One student can choose a popsicle stick. If they get their number they can colour that square in on the hundred's chart. Its a classroom management tool, so if they get 10 in a row they get a treat. She also uses a collaborative contract for class expectations. From Math Make Sense each partner rolls a die and if its 1 to 4 they can double it.
Alana Patzwald: Scavenger hunt from TPT. They have to figure out the answers to questions on posters around the classroom. Also a card game where each player flips a card. Its addition/subtraction. Larger sum or difference wins. Alana also posts I can statements.

LorrieAnne Schmaltz WITS: Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, or Seek adult help.
To increase positivity she posts "Think the best, hope for the best". She has another chart that helps kids with subtraction: "Bigger on top, no need to stop. Bigger on the floor, go next door.Take 1 get 10 more. Numbers the same, zeros the game." There are examples. This helps kids with borrowing, and helps them realize they're borrowing 10 not 1.
Darla Nashiem: Has words from beginning of the uit on the word wall. She asks kids if they want to put a definition in pictures, numbers, or words. She uses "Daily Math" book for bell word. It has a small task each day, and there is lots of variety that exposes them to all strands. Canadian Curriculum and Chalkboard Publications. Laura Candler has a book of quick little problems. Also Roads to Reasoning.
Leslie Miles: At beginning of year she uses Calender math, number of the day, how many days have we been in school, how many tens, how many ones, rounding, fact family etc. She also shared a multiplication cup stacking game. They have to get all questions right to stack the cups.
Chris Mitschke from TPT> Has a snowman game that has kids draw a card, and they draw a number and have to fill out the corresponding chart, with hundreds tens ones, write std form and expanded form and word form. A similar game has kids draw cards that have kids do rounding and write the rounded number in the corresponding box.
Web sites: Math Slide for up to 4 players. Math zombies. Action Math. org and sends that one home for parents to let their kids on at home. Super Teacher practice sheets $20 for the year.
Ashley Kaminski Uses a deck of cards, takes out face cards. Kids draw 4 cards, place them wherever they like, and have to read their number correctly. She asks them to make the numbers relevant to something. She has a video of the game including a special needs child. We watched a short video, all students are very engaged in this activity.
Stephanie Pizzitelli Common math assessments, she created a practice test. Kids go through and each take test, then mark each others work, then they go back and fill in a rubric with I can statements. They assess each other, was the mistake a simple adding error or do they not understand. Then they set goals for themselves. The rubric has spots like I understand this, I need a little help, or I did not understand this.
Tanya Breitkreuz: A game for multiplication and division: Two kids come up to front of class, they hang a placard around their neck, with either "factor", or for division "divisor". Someone draws a card and sticks that on each one, then the class figures it out by using their desks as a whiteboard.
Lorraine Huang: To assign responsibilities in the classroom, she has them earn "pretend" money by keeping track of credits on their cards. She subtracts debits, like rent in her classroom. If they don't have enough they get evicted. Kids keep track and enter it in an online piggy bank. They have savings and make withdrawls for rent etc. Every students has to make $200 to watch a year end movie.
Laurie Erhardt: Uses the extra practice sheets from the discs that come with Math Makes Sense. These make practice tests, and they can also be sent home with an answer key so parents can help.
Sally Zimmer does a problem of the day on the SMARTboard. Kids do it and show their work on a sticky note. The problem is to be done when they are done their work for the day. They keep them in a folder
Joanne Erhardt: Went to a BEHR session and learned of a resource called Introduction to Problem Solving by Susan O'Connell. It goes through problem solving, has a CD. Book is organized by backwards, make a diagram, etc. From TPT she uses a story problem maker. There choose numbers and make other choices to make their own story problem.
Shawna Davis brought ideas for routines and how she sets up PODS (photos on ipad). She has a voice level poster. For multiplication she gives each kid a picture of a gum ball machine. When they learn a set of multiplication facts they put a 'gumball" in their machine with a bingo dabber. After a certain number they get a real gumball.
Allison Rice: Uses a pringles can with a sock. Kids stick their hand in and draw a card. The cards have flashcards on them
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Sara Campbell: Brought a picture of how she stores math manipulatives in laminated brown envelopes. They are dry erase labelled and stored under SMRTboard.
Lindsay Ostafie: Book called Tunes that Teach for multiplication facts (with CD's). Then making Kooty Catchers with math factors. She uses dot stickers to make arrays on graph paper for multiplication.
Chantal: Beam Mathematics, Under the Sea, also word wall words that they can take with them
Carla Olson: Silent Technique from Power of Ten. they just mouth the answer. She uses fist to five. Also shared the game ZAP
Sheila Clayback: Complaints, comments, compliments box (kids can get recess stories off their chest). Also has a tracking sheet in literacy folders. Folding papers for fractions.

Randeen's Ipad Apps:




Wanita: Explain Everything
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Leslie Miles Calendar Math

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Grade 4 Resources

Jillian Hicks
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Fishing with Factors: Randeen:

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From Kendal Lukey

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From Randeen Simonsen --Bookmarks for Math Strategies

Sharing time:

Erin: Shared an assessment package. She also uses I can statements and a word wall. She posts a sample from each student. See photo on "Our Classrooms Gr3-Gr4" page.
Mike Gutek (Miller) : Uses an App called "Code Squad", a "James Bond" type activity. You can choose the skill or multiple skills that you want to work on, such as multiplication, division, Four students can play at once. Code Squad.JPG
Brittany Sykes (Davison) teaches the 24 hour clock by making a large clock on the floor and having two students lay on the floor, one with hands up to be the long hand. Someone writes time in the 24 hour clock on the board and the students on the floor need to make that time on the clock with their body.

Cheryl Bork (McDonald) uses smarties to teach fractions. They predict the fraction of each colour, then they take out the Smarties and find the actual fraction of each colour and make a pie graph. They could go further and make a bar graph. They use "Graph Generator" which is linked on Michelle Morley's blog.

Tamara Sauser (Saltcoats) went to the guided math workshop in the fall. She uses many of the resources from that book (I have it in the math office if anyone wants to borrow-Cindy). She uses a book called Introduction to Problem Solving, and also uses "Power of Ten"
. She likes Pinterest and Teachers pay Teachers.

Allison Rock, Ft Livingston. Likes Cool Math -Games, an App for Computer
Glenda Lazurko had students struggling with telling time. She uses a Judy Clock...there is a big one then a set of student manipulatives. She also uses XTra , and fraction stacks, a large upright math manipulative. Fraction Stacks.JPG

Tara Ramanchuk (Sturgis) . She uses a 5 to 10 minute warm up like flash cards at beginning of class to focus them. She also uses the clock to teach the 5 times table, and using Pearson Math Makes Sense.

Arlene Thickett (Langenburg) uses Pearson and also does an activity where students are given 3 numbers and have to create some related facts. Arlene uses a number such as 48 and has the students draw pictures and make several different representations. 20140225_141255.jpg

Jillian Hicks uses the site Super Teacher
She likes the "I have .... , Who has....?"

Sharalee Kulczar, Yorkdale shared the book "The Best of Times" for multiplication. As a review they use a summary activity that includes a reflective piece. "I'm really good at _" , "I need to work on.....". She plays a game called Taxi for multiplication. Ex 3X4 the first one to say 12 wins. This is also called "Around the World".

Megan Farbor (Dr. Brass). For kids that say "I don't know" she uses a chart . It tells kids alternatives like "Can I ask a friend", "Can I have more time", etc.

Angelee Gena-Morgan (MC Knoll). She plays a game Saloo where 2 students take a card and put it unseen on their foreheads, the third person says the product. The two with the cards have to guess their card. They can see each others.

Chad Koberinski makes words from each unit into a poster using Wordle. He enlarges and makes a poster. As they use them each student gets a chance to come up and colour in a word.

Ryan Jordan shared some of Susan Muir's class organization, such as MATHS: Mastering basics, At your desk, Teacher Table, Hands on and Science/Social integration. On her bulletin board she has a target area where each student picks a target and shades it in as they acheive it. Each goal is personal to the student and achievable to them.

Megan Hegedus Shared whiteboards for quick assessment and Journalling.

Kendal Lukey: Has a target on her teaching wall. It yellow, red, blue black. Yellow is "I got it" , red is " I need a bit of help" and so on. She assesses and they self assess according to a target sheet.

Heather Mundt, PJ Gillen. Games for Pods: "Learning Wrap Ups" from the Teacher Store in Saskatoon, which is like a flash card system, and they wrap strings around to show what they got right. Kids love this, a teacher who taught at Silvan Learning Centre also endorsed them20140225_142934.jpg

Jumping Chips is a multiplication game for four players. "I have, who has" game and Zoom and Zap.
Kim Gulka. Musical chairs with clocks, when they sit down they write down the time in digital format. "Snow Ball" Math questions on paper crunched up like snowballs, throw it around till music stops, then whichever paper they pick up they need to create a question with that answer, or represent that number, etc.
Kim Chutskoff: Made her own "I have, who has" cards for nearly every strand. She taught in Manitoba and really likes the work of
Diana Enge: Lessons on Smart board, ends with journal questions. Uses card games like multiplication war, etc.