Thank you for sharing this! I use the Bridges math curriculum as well, and am about to start our penguin unit. I am in need of more addition and subtraction activities, and this will be a good one to reinforce my students' "doubles" addition fact fluency!
I love the penguin theme. We teach Bridges in mathematics in grade 1 and this will tie in with the penguin theme very nicely. It would be great if you added another version of the game board that used a different die to practice the "harder" doubles. I have found a 5-10 die works great!
October 10, 2012
September 16, 2012
Ms. Arnold was very considerate, helping me with her awesome products. I thank her for her kindness and generosity. She is very talented.
Thanks for the freebie! So eye-catching for the kids. After looking over your other products, I've clicked on the "follow" button. I'm impressed by both your work and the prices--so many under $3.00. Now that's affordable!
Sorry you are still having difficulty. If you click on the my purchases tab then look to the right under Downloading difficulties you can click the link and request that a copy be sent to you through e-mail. Thanks so much for downloading my freebie.
January 17, 2013
the downloaded file seems to have a problem... there are no numbers on the penguins' dots and the instructions are all fuzzed out? thanks.
Sorry you are experiencing difficulty. Customers with the problem you describe have been able to resolve by one of two methods:
1. It sounds like you are either opening with an old version of Adobe Reader or if you have a Mac, you may be opening it with a Mac program called "Preview" and not even know it. Preview has documented problems opening modern Adobe files. If you have a Mac, try opening Adobe Reader first (rather than just double clicking on the file), then open the file within Adobe Reader. You may also choose to set the default reader to Adobe Reader by following the instructions below.
2. If you are still having opening and you know you are using Adobe, look to see if you have a newer version. You can check the version by clicking Help then About from within reader. If you have a version earlier than 5.0 or 6.0, you should update your reader. Please let us know if either of these actions solves the problem.
According to TPT founder, 100% of fuzzy graphics is attributed to an old version of adobe or a non-adobe product, such as Preview.
To change the default reader on a Mac to Adobe:
Click on the icon of a PDF file type then choose File --> Get Info
You will see a dialog box labeled something like this "Gobble Gobble.pdf Info
Near the bottom, you will see a section titled "Open With:"
That indicates what application on you Mac is the default if you open the file from the desktop.
Click on the pop-up to bring up the list of possible applications and select Adobe Reader (whatever version is installed), then click "Change All" to make it the default application for all .pdf files (if that is what you want to do).
The OS will then ask you if you are sure, click "Continue."
Now the Mac will use Reader instead of Preview.
Make sure the version is new enough by following set 2 above.
If this doesn't work let me know....and we'll get it fixed.
I love your materials and I have been purchasing some things tonight when I ran across your Penguin Doubles Cover Up. I was thrilled to discover it is your free download however when I try to download it the text is scrambled. Could you send it to me or tell me what to do?
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