This weeks theme was Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. I was working with second grade this week. We did a lot of work with the ten frame. We made teen numbers, adding and subtracting two digit numbers.
Activities this week:
Materials - 10 bowling pins numbers 1-10, a ball and a white board or paper to track scores.
Directions - roll ball three times, add the pins with numbers standing at the end of the round, the person with the smallest score wins. For example: if you knock down all the pins you get 0 points. As far as scoring, it is similar to golf.
Differentiating - if that is too hard then play as a subtracting game from 10, great way to practice 10s buddies. If too easy then have the students multiply the numbers.
Water balloons -
Materials - water balloons, side walk chalk
Directions - have students pick a multiple and write all of the multiples they can think of on a wall. The. The student takes a water balloon, selects any number and says a multiplication fact.
Differentiation - addition/ subtraction/ division facts can also be said depending on student level.
Math twister -
Materials - math twister game from lakeshore or paper plates with numbers, dice numbers 0-6 and 7-12 operation dice + and -
Directions - students roll the dice and do the operation they rolled. Then teacher selects a hand/leg to place on mat.
Differentiation - you could also do this with multiplication and division. Also a variation of the game we did was a relay race, split into two teams and had them race between two mats for the answers.
Math for all seasons by Greg Tang
Materials - Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang
Directions - show students a picture in the book ask them to figure out a way to count all items without counting one-by-one. Share strategies, not answers, read suggested solution discuss if it was easier/harder and answer.
One week down three to go!
Next week fractions with third grade. Any good project ideas? Suggestions? Leave some in the comments!