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Ideas Shared:
Name Tag game: Student wears a name tag 8+8 so all day that students name is "Sixteen". This could be adapted to any level
Cathy:Daily Four: Like Daily Five: Math with Someone, Math with Technology, Math with Paper, Math with Self
Marilyn: Games with beads, using for counting. Also a paper plate, four different ways to make a number. The plate is cut in four, and they have to find all four representations of the same number to make a whole plate.
Deanne: Power of 10, a game where they draw a card and match it on a game board.
KerriLynn: Games from Nelson. Add and Subtract and Cover. Students draw two cards and they can add or subtract them to match and cover any number on the game board.
Kim: Maginifying Glass: Just a cardboard cut out...but it allows kids to focus in on a visual
Classroom Treaty as a way of making class Norms, tied to treaty understanding.
Robin: Folded paper. Write a fact at the top, fold and inside they make a picture to go with it.
Dice game: Ghost with doubles: Roll a dice, cover the ghost that is the double of your roll
Give me Five (Picture of Hand): "Eyes looking, ears listening, Mouth quiet, Brain Thinking, Hands Still"
Five Point Scale for noise level. Storage ideas for tools (photo)
Cool Math Wall (Photo)
Catalogue: Really Good Stuff
Betty: A plastic number line and a little character that slides on it. There is a teacher version that is magnetic
Fishbowl that has little fish for each day then trade little fish in for big fish (10). Then also manipulatives match, she uses little fish
Robin: Dancing in my Bones and Fiddle Dancer (Math, Art, Social), Metis content. Kids make the sash and examine patterning, counting by twos, etc. Books: Number tails.
Window with two shutters. There is a number on the front. They open one side and see a number and have to guess what number is under the other side to sum to the number on the front
Clothespins for behaviour, students clip up as they display good behaviours through the year.If they have a really great day, she will clip right off the chart onto her sleeves, glasses, hair
Also a ten frame paddle with magnetic counters
Profile a different student every week, everyone contributes writings or profiles about that student for that time, and student can keep it
Colour coded popsicle sticks for grouping. Fill your bucket, collect positive actions from others.
Chelsea: Roll dice. Probe: Number is One more is . also number word bingo. Teacher shows the word and student finds the numeral on their bingo sheet.
Carol: Illuminations web site
Choose a number: Spell it, show that many, find a domino, use tally marks, make it on a 10 frame
Ways to solve a problem: Use my fingers, count on, use 10 frame
Kathy: Volume anchor chart, personal offices for when students need a bit of privacy. From "Really Good Stuff".
Making adding stories on desks, moving from desk to desk, then fill in a chart. Kids are an expert at their own desk.
Donna: Red, yellow, green light behaviour chart with clips. They start at green and clip up but could also move back down and make better choices
Janice: Has kids paint a picture of what the classroom should look like
Toni: Students create patterns and lay them out under doc camera and explain them.
Photo of organization, manipulates in buckets easily accessible to students. Uses lots of doc camera and digital camera. Class norms: Each norm accompanied by picture
Jenna: I can statements "In grade 1 I need to be able to describe numbers" and for each outcome/indicator there is a visual of what it looks like
Journal: Students make their own math tools, make their own word problems using pictures and words. For movember "I mustache you about your number" using mustache app from Iphone, then they had to show all math facts about that number.

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Preassessment Ideas
Formative Assessment Ideas
Summative Assessment Ideas

Web site for estimating: Estimation 180

From Kathy Stokes: Five point Volume Scale and "Privacy Sheilds" from "Really Good Stuff" catalogue
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Ideas from Tracey Olson:

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December 13 Sharing:
Having student work on the board as a "calendar book", includes number of the day, two part math mat
Ashley: Five point volume scale
Debbie Penner shared the use of videos. They do math walks, videoing shapes on ipads, then they show the videos and describe what they captured: Ex: This can is a cylinder because....
Popsicle sticks in bundles of 10 for place value manipulative
Chad: Place value mats for adding and subtracting. They put their numbers together with cubes and show their adding or subtracting. They also play a game called "I'm thinking of a number" and kids can ask questions that have yes or no answers. Chad will only answer the questions if its they are asked in specific math language. If they ask "Is it (a certain number)?" If they are correct they win but if they are wrong, you're out. This deters them from just guessing the number.
Students have four slots, all different colours, yellow blue green and red. The goal is to get to red. If they roll 4 they put four on yellow, and its basically creating numbers in different bases. For example, if they roll a four, then their next number is 6, they take out four from the yellow slot and put one in the next slot, leaving two behind. This would be a base 4 nujber. Then they extend it to base 10 to connect to math
Carlie: Divides groups like daily five, uses photos of each student,and they rotate through groups using games, technology, reading math books, manipulatives, etc.
Donna: Representing numbers: Four students in a pod, each one has a different manipulative. They draw a number out of the bag and each represent their number, then they answer questions like "Who's is largest? Who's is smallest? Can you show another way", etc. Then there is a similar station with paper/pencil math tools: ten frames, part part whole etc and the goal is to represent a number many many ways.
Kathy: Uses stuff from box cars and one-eyed jacks: They have a new web site.
Melanie: A strip with 1 to 12. They roll 2 dice, say they roll 6 and 4, for 10, they could put their numbers together or subtract, whatever, to get each of your numbers
Penny: Like Ashley's 5 point volume scale. She has a book that describes each volume level. She used pictures from "Board Maker", a computer site of graphics. She goes through this at beginning of the year.
Valda has a shoebox activity. Shoe box math from Scholastics .
There are several little games that reinforce numeracy and each game is stored in a shoe box. There are ten frames, and dice, etc
Megan: Buys a picture frame and uses it to frame her "I can" statement for the outcome. She writes right on the glass with dry erase markers
Word wall displays operations and fact families. She has a large class and they are in five groups. They rotate through computers (dest math), SMARTboard, seatwork, and game activities. She has a smartboard page that shows many ways to show a number.
Alora: Footloose game, like musical chairs. Questions around the room, like addition. When the music stops you find a question on the wall and answer it on the sheet. She uses it as a preassessment also. By E. Nixon on teachers pay teachers.
Pam uses a 5 level voice level also, and also posts in her room a spectrum, with a happy quiet child in the middle, a turtle on one side, rabbit on the other, arrows pointing to the happy beautiful place in the centre. She uses a power point discussing the universal design of her classroom, when she talks about how to use some of the things in the room like therabands, fidgets, ball chairs, standing desks rockers, etc.
Donna: Equal - Not Equal (from math makes sense). There are addition subtraction facts scattered around the room. When music stops they find their partner and decide if what they have is equal or not equal. You could add greater/less than
Jennifer: Book Even Steven Odd Todd. Literature to introduce concepts. There is a utube video also. She uses a math mat with two hands on it (laminated so its dry erase) and she can use it like a two part math mat.
Andrea has worksheets for odd and even. She talks about pairing for even and odd. She has ziploc bags full of a certain number of things, like a bag of 13 plastic dinosaurs, and they can pair them and tell if they are odd or even
Lindsay: deck of cards, two partners. They each put down a card, and they have to say the sum as quickly as they can. For place value they can draw three cards and have them assign them place values, so they can try to make the biggest or smallest number, etc.
Linda: Has plastic bins to organize and colour code math tools.
Germaine: A game called "Who has". I have 15, who has that plus six? Like go fish. On teachers-pay-teachers if you search "I have who has" you will find games
Bernice: Teachers pay teachers, rolling for 50 game. It works on the SMARTboard, you can change the descriptors to whatever you want. She uses cloning tool on SMARTboard as a manipulation
Kim: Addition blackout, cover up game. Has several numbers and you cover the numbers up as you roll them.

Shared by Rhonda Innes

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Shared by Carol Nagy


From Penny Olafson: When My Voice Gets Too Big