Every year when the first week rolls around, I am always scrambling to get my math plans together. I know I want to teach rules and classroom community, but where does math fit into all that? This unit gives you 7 math lessons/activities that are perfect for those first few days of school! You'll be ready to hit the ground running with your little mathematicians!
Included in this unit:
*Activity 1: Let's Talk About Math- students will chart what they know/want to know, class chart labels included
*Activity 2: Math Tools Exploration- a recording sheet that students will use while exploring your math manipulatives!
*Activity 3: Tools or Toys- Students will cut/glue to sort math tools vs toys. Large cards for a classroom chart are also included.
*Activity 4: Silent Puzzles- An activity to introduce cooperative learning!
*Activity 5: Mathematicians Craftivity- Students make a mathematician and write about it (All templates included) ***Please note that the mathematician only comes with boy hair, more of an Einstein inspiration rather than students making a version of themselves!
*Activity 6: Draw and Solve- word problems
*Activity 7: Making Numbers Flapbook- Students cut/glue to sort addition/subtraction sentences under the correct flap
Hooray for me! I'm ready to start a my new year school year with great Math instruction. Thanks Amy for your thoughtful and well-planned activities. My students have come to recognize materials from "Mrs. Lemons".
May 8, 2013
May 7, 2013
I can't wait to use this next year, and the word problems now!
This is just a comment and not a big problem but I noticed when printing the Silent Puzzles that the School House and the Calculator are both numbered Puzzle #4. Just confused me for a second and then I figured out it was just a type. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to correct it! I am printing out the puzzles as I type this and am working on putting together my first week activities! Thanks again for your fantastic products!
I love your "Let's Get Started (Beginning of the Year Math)" unit! I'm going through deciding how to incorporate the product into my LPs. I was wondering if you have girl version of the mathematician character as well? I just feel bad making my girls use "boy" mathematician. Thanks for letting me know!
Yes, I teach 2nd grade. I am using them in my first week plans :)
August 14, 2012
I will be teaching a 3/4th grade bridge class this year. In your opinion are these activities appropriate for 4th graders? They look like a lot of fun, and I would love your input! Thank you! I love your ideas!