I created this activity after watching the show, "Crashbox" on HBO Go. My children and students LOVE this show, and I particularly enjoyed the game, Psycho Math. The main idea of the game is that he says phrases which represent numbers and tells the players whether they should add, subtract, multiply, or divide these numbers ot get a final answer. Order of operations ahs nothing to do with it. It is just a fun way of practicing number operations and realizing that numbers really are EVERYWHERE. I've adapted the game to be like a password that I'll hang outside my classroom door. I'll probably put a new one up about every other week or so. Students will use a slip of paper to work and answer the problem and turn it in to a box nearby. I'll check who got them correct and draw for prizes, or something like that. Anyway, here is the file...check it out and let me know what you think!
I have the checklists for 4th grade Math, which is a 1 page download, and for 4th grade ELA, which ais a 5 page download.
Math Checklist: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Individual-Checklist
ELA Checklist: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ELA-4th-Grade-Individual-Checklist
July 30, 2012
I love the password/crashbox trivia!!
July 14, 2012
Too cool! Love these!
July 11, 2012
What an awesome idea! It works great for a "normal" brick-and-mortar class but is flexible enough to be used in an online class as well.
*Are there supposed to be answers with this? If so, can you email them to me? I KNOW my new students (and probably some old ones) will LOVE figuring these out! Very creative, thank you!! firstname.lastname@example.org