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Hundred Board Activities 1
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Students learn the patterns in the hundred board by assembling puzzles. Teachers ...

Students learn the patterns in the hundred board by assembling puzzles. Teachers are able to assess student use of patterns in rows and columns by observing the student at work. This task is easily differentiated to accommodate the varied levels in a first grade class by changing the number of pieces and the shape of the pieces. Puzzle bags should be sequentially lettered so that students progress through harder versions of the task. Finally, students are asked to create their own puzzles for classmates to solve.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Game
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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
Problem Solving: 100 Board Logic Problems
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Students use a hundred board to eliminate numbers after reading each clue. ...

Students use a hundred board to eliminate numbers after reading each clue. Students must apply their knowledge of even-odd, multiples and place value to successfully eliminate numbers until the solution is revealed.

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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
100th Day of School Activities
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Resources to mark the 100th day of school with math activities. Challenge ...

Resources to mark the 100th day of school with math activities. Challenge students to generate 100 different ways to represent the number 100. Students will easily generate 99 + 1 and 50 + 50, but encourage them to think out of the box. Challenge them to include examples from all of the NCTM Standards strands: number sense, numerical operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, patterns, data analysis, probability, discrete math, Create a class list to record the best entries. Some teachers write 100 in big bubble numeral style and then record the entries inside the numerals.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Hundred Board Activities 2
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Students use "magic" to navigate around the hundred board. This activity introduces ...

Students use "magic" to navigate around the hundred board. This activity introduces horizontal arrows which mean move one square in the direction the arrow points and vertical arrows which mean move up or down one row in the direction the arrow points. These activities support students as they develop understanding of powerful number patterns in the hundred board: (1) moving across or back one space means adding or subtracting one from the starting number; (2) moving up or down one row means adding or subtracting ten from the starting number; (3) combining a series of arrows is the same as adding or subtracting a two-digit number. These activities build upon the understanding of counting on and counting back by one. The arrow magic routines challenge students to develop strategies for counting on and back by ten.

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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Math Activities for Fall (2006)
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These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and ...

These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. The games capitalize on students' fascination with spiders at Halloween time.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
Math Activities for Fall (2007)
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These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and ...

These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. This is a natural fit for elementary classrooms where teachers and students celebrate the various holidays with literature and art projects. These activities allow teachers to also incorporate math activities that develop and support important mathematical concepts and skills.

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Terry Kawas
Active Participation: Using Math Templates
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Using math templates during instruction keeps each student actively involved and allows ...

Using math templates during instruction keeps each student actively involved and allows the teacher to informally assess each student's proficiency with the skills and concepts addressed in the day's lesson. Many teachers regularly use whiteboards to have students record answers, write terms, draw pictures, etc. The use of templates in sheet protectors extends this practice and eliminates the time spent drawing diagrams, etc., allowing students more time to demonstrate mathematical proficiency. Teachers who regularly use math templates include planned task items that assess student proficiency. Careful observation of student responses allows teachers to form flexible small groups for additional instruction or enrichment and also better plan for instruction.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Addition and Subtraction Face-Off! Game
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Students place markers on the numbers 2-12. Students toss two 6-sided dice, ...

Students place markers on the numbers 2-12. Students toss two 6-sided dice, find the sum and remove a marker from that number, if there is still one. The first player to remove all markers wins the game. This game can be used as addition practice or as an introduction to the probability of the different outcomes of rolling two dice. This game was developed by a Monmouth University student for the Probability Fair. These games help students acquire proficiency in addition and subtraction facts.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Algebra: Growing Patterns
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Introduce elementary students to the concept of functions by investigating growing patterns. ...

Introduce elementary students to the concept of functions by investigating growing patterns. Visual patterns formed with manipulatives are especially effective for elementary students and allow them to concretely build understanding as they first reproduce, then extend the pattern to the next couple of stages.

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Algebra
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Alternate Multiplication Algorithms
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Students today develop proficiency with many different algorithms for multiplication. This approach ...

Students today develop proficiency with many different algorithms for multiplication. This approach insures that each student will find a method that works effectively for him/her. Teachers model the different algorithms and encourage students to use and practice each method before selecting a favorite.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Back to School Problem Solving
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September is a great time for data collection activities as students are ...

September is a great time for data collection activities as students are naturally curious about their new classmates. Ask questions that require students to analyze data and support their conclusions.

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Activity/Lab
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Basic Math Facts Fluency
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Every math teacher struggles to find ways to encourage students to master ...

Every math teacher struggles to find ways to encourage students to master their basic facts. Whether for addition and subtraction facts or for multiplication and division facts, teachers collect many ideas from which they can draw activities to meet the varied needs of learners in their classes. Games and Who Has? activities are especially motivational and continual play can help students develop fact fluency in an effort to master the games and capture the most points.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
Counting Games
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These games support student development of number sense and the concept of ...

These games support student development of number sense and the concept of mathematical operations

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Game
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Data Analysis and Probability Games
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These activities support students as they conceptually develop a sense of how ...

These activities support students as they conceptually develop a sense of how probability affects the outcome of games. Students will find that applying their knowledge of probability will help them win some of the games

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Game
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Data Analysis: Coin Flipping
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Using two different coins and recording the results of both coins helps ...

Using two different coins and recording the results of both coins helps students dispel this initial misconception as they analyze the graph results. Class discussion should focus on analyzing the data to determine if the game is fair or not. Directions and gameboard are included in the download.

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Game
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Data Investigations: Codemaking and Codebreaking
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There are resources for two activities 1. Cryptograms: These puzzles are familiar ...

There are resources for two activities 1. Cryptograms: These puzzles are familiar sayings that have been encrypted. Use letter frequencies, letter patterns and your best analytical skills to decode these familiar puzzles that can be found in many puzzle magazines or online. 2. Crypto-lists: These lists were designed to introduce students to code-breaking. Each list contains words that relate to the topic. Use letter frequency and your best analytical skills to decode these lists. Remember that each list uses a different code to encrypt all of the words in that list. Hint: use tally marks to record frequency of each letter in the coded list, then use letter frequency information to break the code. Each activity includes an answer key.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Discrete Math
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These activities help students use organized lists and systematic counting to solve ...

These activities help students use organized lists and systematic counting to solve combination problems. Map coloring and networks are also discrete math problems that students can relate to real-world applications.

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Mathwire
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Terry Kawas
Games to Practice Multiplication Facts
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Students must think about the factors of each number as they play ...

Students must think about the factors of each number as they play this game. Students quickly learn the value of selecting prime numbers as a strategy. The beauty of the game design is that students will review the factors of many numbers and mentally add the sum of these factors together in search of the "best move."

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Game
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Geometry and Measurement Games
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These games support student development of spatial sense and foster familiarity with ...

These games support student development of spatial sense and foster familiarity with the mathematical vocabulary of geometry.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas