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Category Archives: Activities
Counting By, Number Lines and Decimals
The concept of Counting Circles was introduced to me by Sadie, either during TMC or Global Math (thought, I’m not sure exactly). Jessica Shumway’s book, Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3, taught me a little … Continue reading
Posted in Activities Tagged counting, decimals, number line, rounding 3 Comments
How Much is That?
“How Much is That?“ is an activity I created for the 4th graders studying money. Students roll the dice to determine the number of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. The total value of all of the coins is then calculated. … Continue reading
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Let’s Rock and Roll!
Practicing reading and writing decimal numbers can be a bit monotonous. So, why not spice it up with some dice? One of the games I learned from Jane Felling’s Power Play session at NCTM Baltimore was called “Rock and Roll.” This … Continue reading
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It’s a Match! Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
All that cutting was sure worth it! Fractions, Decimals and Percent Sort in action. That was my tweet this morning as my 3rd period math class got to work on a fraction, decimal, and percent matching activity. Not long after, … Continue reading
Posted in Activities Tagged decimal, differentiated, equivalent fractions, fractions, percent 2 Comments