Base Ten Blocks-30 cards and place value mats
Unifix Cubes-44 cards
Color Tiles - 42 cards
Math Action cards are structured activities and games that the students can play independently and in partners and groups. They are leveled so they reach the needs of all of your students. They are written in very simple language that your students can read. The best part about these cards are all of the tasks use the specific manipulatives listed on the cards. If there is anything additional that the kids will need it is listed on the card in the top write corner (dice, flashcards, etc.) Most of them only use manipulatives. They are easy to use but also challenging to keep your students busy and engaged during math time doing purposeful activities. Some of the skills covered in the games are arrays, perimeter, area, even and odd, addition, subtraction, measurement, thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, symmetry, estimating, rounding and much much more! There are 116 cards included.
The concept of these cards is great. I love that it gets those manipulatives out and being used. I also found some errors though, and since it's a PDF I can't fix them. Plus, I felt like many of the cards were too complicated for students to use on their own. If I have to stop and think about what the card is asking, they are definitely going to struggle.
I am so excited to use these cards as a center activity/early finisher activity next year! I find that despite my best efforts, I never use the manipulatives as much as I would like. These cards will change that! Thank you!
May 13, 2013
Base Ten Block Card has an error- Money is spelled wrong.
As I was prepping and previewing the cards, many were not worded clearly for understanding and if I had questions about what to do I'm sure the students would too. Just some examples:
Card 14 Ten Block Share
**Does not indicate in corner the supplies of dice needed**
Roll 2 sets of dice and multiply. (Does this mean 4 dice- Roll 2 and then multiply, Then the other 2 and multiply (eg Set 1 Roll a 1 and 2 = 1x2 = 2 Set 2 Roll a 3 and 4 = 3x4=12. Then do I multiply Set 1 and 2 together? 2 x 12 = 24?
Also Step 3 is worded unclearly "Decide how to equally share the amount or with a remainder".
Card 9 Ten Block Race
1. Roll 3 dice and then one dice. Multiply the numbers.
So if I roll a 7, 3, 2 do I multiply 7 x 3x 2 = 42
and then multiply it by the one dice?
Or does the 3 dice roll represent 732 x the one dice roll is multiplied to that?
Card 12 is also unclear Ten Block Difference
1. Roll 6 dice
2. Subtract the 2 sets of 3 digit numbers
(It is not stated to roll them in sets (3 and 3)- Students would probably roll them all together as stated in step 1)
I have yet to read every card in the set, but hope you might look through all of them again to provide more clarity in the steps and directions. Maybe since you have used them in your class they seem clearer to you than a new user.
So, I LOVE video games and iPhone games. Many of these games have a list of challenges that pretty much make me want to keep playing the games until I complete all the challenges...I feel like I accomplished something more than just simply being entertained... With that said, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the cards at the end of your file where the kids can mark off each activity that they complete. As a kid, I'd see the checkboxes as a challenge (to complete every activity and check off each box)! I can't thank you enough : )
I am always looking for a way to get my students to use manipulatives. Thank you for this wonderful resource I have now used for a center.
March 15, 2013
I love these!
March 13, 2013
March 12, 2013
My Year 2/3 class tried this out yesterday for the first time and it was an instant hit! There was something for both age groups and ability levels. I can tell that it will definitely be something they are going to ask to do again! Thank you from Australia.
March 11, 2013
As always great!
March 8, 2013
I just purchased this and am really looking forward to using this.
March 5, 2013
CAn't wait to use these
March 2, 2013
March 1, 2013
Fabulous! Thank you!
February 27, 2013
This is a great easy way to use manipulatives on a frequent basis and it is easy to set up.
February 25, 2013
A life saver for a very diverse classroom!
February 24, 2013
Base ten cards #7B, the title reads "Ten Block Mouney" instead of "Ten Block Money." Other than that, everything looks great and I am now working to get my math manipulatives organized so that I can put these into action. Can't wait!
February 23, 2013
The product was exactly what the seller stated. I can't wait to use this in my class.
February 21, 2013
February 20, 2013
Great idea! I'm really looking forward to using them! Thanks
February 19, 2013
These look awesome! Can't wait to use them in my class!
February 14, 2013
Always love your products!!!
February 14, 2013
Can't wait to make these and use them with my class!
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Thanks for the great center activities. I downloaded the three card sets. I am missing the pattern block activity cards. Did I miss those somewhere? I saw them pictured in the description, but I can't find them. Plese let me know what I did wrong. I would really like the pattern block activities too!