Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter Fun With Numbers, Tons of FREEBIES & A Great Give-Away!

Super Easy Common Core Math:

Compose and decompose numbers easily and get the conversation going about "how you knew" how many bears there were in the cave.
Use Teddy Bear Counters and styrofoam bowls.

This is how:

Make caves by cutting a hole in the side of a styrofoam bowl.  Make enough for a small group.

Teacher:  I show a number card (I print the song lyrics from Heidi's Songs on the back of each number card.  Laminate the card, add a tongue depressed, and then even a sub can use these cards to teach the lesson!).  
I used my Cricket machine to die cut the numbers and scrapbook paper for the background.

I tell the students to take out X number of bears (the number on the card).  
And put X number on top of the cave.  
Put the rest of the bears inside the cave.  
Then ask:  How many bears do you think are in the cave.

Students:  Tell you how many they think are inside the cave.

Teacher:  Let's look (direct students to place their hand on top of the bears that are on the cave and lift the bowl and see how many are inside the cave.  
Ask:  How did you know there were _____ inside the cave?

Students:  Possible responses:  "I counted them",  "I subtitized"  (Yes, my kids use this word :oD),  "I just knew".  It is important to have this discussion.

Try another amount of bears on top of the cave and have them "guess and then check" how many bears are inside the cave.  

And To Promote Subitizing...

I made these cards out of black tag board and water bottle caps.
I arranged them to look like the dots on a die so students can learn how to subtilize (instantly recognize the number of items in a set) using familiar patterns.

Our Addition & Subtraction Bundle:

You will find tons of resources in our discounted math bundle:
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One More Thing:

If you haven't been to our So CA Facebook Hop and Give-away, you are going to want to Surf On Over there right now to grab a FREEBIE from 14 different blogs and a huge GIVE-AWAY too.
All you have to do is click on the image below to get started.
Click this image to start hopping!
This will take you to the 1st Facebook page.
Then, "like that Facebook page.
Next, look for the same little image and click on it.
Then click on "freebie" to get your free download.
Last, click on the shell (at the bottom of the graphic that said "freebie")
 and you will surf on over to the next Facebook page.  
Repeat on each Facebook page to get a freebie and to find the huge give-away!

See you all tomorrow!
Palma :)

Here is one more post for you.
I post on this blog on the 4th of each month:
click the image to see the link.

I linked up the DIY FREEBIE ideas at the top of this page here:

Freebie Fridays


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