Friday, September 21, 2012

Class Number Grid Activity

What math series does everyone use? Our district adopted Everyday Mathematics. This is our 3rd year with it, and I am not going to lie, I still do not love it... I am still trying to like it, but right now I feel like I am just living with it because we have to. {However, whenever the software for my Smartboard gets installed, I cannot WAIT to use all the cool interactive stuff the series provides! It will make teaching the series a WHOLE lot easier and more enjoyable!}
A big component of that series is the Number Grid.
They really want the students to use it with their adding and subtracting. So we spent the past two days just getting familiar with the Number Grid, learning that if we add 10, we "go down," subtracting 10, we "go up," etc.
Today we had our kiddos work in groups to put a cut up Number Grid puzzle together. They had to look at the numbers to figure out what pieces went where. We did 8 different grids (1-100, 101-200, 201-300 and so on).

The kids really loved this activity, and it helped a lot of them with the concept of the "Missing Number Grid" {which we will see a lot in our math boxes).
This was a quick, fun, hands-on activity that the kids really enjoyed, and we can put out for them to practice in their free time!!


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