Fall is upon us and that means it's time for some Teaching Trick & Treating!
That's right - I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some
teaching tricks and special free treats for you!
I have been focusing on making my math area much more inviting and fun!
I try to offer a variety of manipulatives for the students to use.
(Sorry - in this picture it looks a little messy! The children enjoy using everything here!)
This year I have decided that some of the best manipulatives you can have are very VERY inexpensive...from the Dollar Store or, best of all, free!
See the adorable Jack-o-Lanterns?
And these beautiful glass beads?
Yup, Dollar Store.
You can do so much using them!
The students used the glass beads to count out and practice identifying ways to make a number on this hundreds grid.
I love using these small tiles (FREE - just head on into your neighbourhood tile store and ask for discontinued tiles).
Students can create patterns, place them into the ice cube tray for 1:1 correspondence, graph how many of a specific colour there are...the possibilities are endless.
This week I plan on reviewing some number sense concepts with the students, one in particular being subitizing.
Subitizing is simply when you are able to instantaneously recognize a number without counting it (on a dot die, for instance, or on a ten-frame).
Do you have lots and lots of paper plates like I do?
Don't know what to do with them?
Well, make Dot Plates!
I love playing the Dot Plates game with the students...cheap and easy to make too!
Using a bingo dabber, dot your paper plates the same configuration as the numbers on a die or a ten-frame.
Quickly flash them to the students and see if they can identify the number you held up.
I created this ready-to-print game focusing on subitizing. All you need to do is add some dice!
You will see how quickly your students can identify numbers!
Click on the picture above to get your FREE download!
Best part is, you can double up dot die numbers and see if they can still identify it!
Hop along to the next Freebielicious friend to see what their Trick & Treat is!