This Robot Unit is created with Debbie Diller's Math Stations in mind. Inside you will find 12 math stations ready to be copied (in colored ink or colored paper) laminated and placed in the labeled (included) math station container. The math topics included are: patterns (AB, ABB, ABC, ABBC), skip counting (2,3,5,10), Even and Odd, 1 more/less, 10 more/less, Sums of 10, Place Value, Plane Shapes and geoboards, Story Problems, non standard measurement, Money, Time, Data and Math Riddles.
I've included a title page, punch pass and hundred chart for students also.
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Thank you for the great ROBOTS packet. I've read the 4 questions already asked - but still have a question. I notice that the packet is called "12 Math Stations" and the punch card lists 14 stations, and when I list out all the individual items - I've counted 19 items. So, which items are actually stations? I'd love a bit more info on each station or maybe just an overview page. Thank you again! I know my students will totally love these centers!
Hi... Thanks so much... I will download the file (my computer crashed and it is in the shop ;( so I can't have anything to look at. I'll get back with you. I do know that I always put on the punch card 13 and 14... in case you have a larger class size and you want to absorb the additional kids on the computer as a station or with teacher as a teacher. This year I'm at 26 so I use the 12 stations and them the computers... I'll get back with you though.
January 22, 2013
I purchased you Robots packet. I did not find a page that tells how to use the centers. Could you let me know how you use Shapes & Gears page. thanks
Hi... yes... thank you for purchasing Robots. My kids have had a ball completing these centers. Shapes and gears in a 2nd activity I put in my geometery station. After the kids create shapes using their geoboards the partners can play this one page math game. The materials and directions are on the top of the page and it's just another way to practice skill recognition of basic shapes. This type of activity is also fun for homework because everything the student needs (materials, directions, game board etc) are all one page.
I hopw this helps.
September 30, 2011
Can you be more specific about how you do your centers and how it coencides with your math block? How long do you teach math? Do you do a whole group lesson or just small group or both? How do you group the students?
Hi... I spend about 1 hour a day on math. I begin with calendar, move to PIG Math and then begin my lesson (20 minutes). Following a hands on assignment or independent assignment we break in to centers. I have 26 kids this year and so I have 13 stations. One of the stations is my working with 2 students checking mastery and understanding of the current math topic. I prefer to have a strong and weaker student work together so it is an opportunity to the students to express their understanding or strategies to their peers... this has worked out really well. The kids feel comfortable expressing their questions with one another in a small setting. It's also exciting to see the leader become more confident in his/her math skills explaining their strategies. I hope this helps :)
September 25, 2011
Hi Lory. I am wanting to purchase the Robots Math Centers. My classroom theme is robots! I teach math in second grade but I teach it in Spanish. I am a dual immersion Spanish teacher at Westside Elementary in Springville Utah. I wonder how I may be able to translate the games into Spanish. My email is email@example.com. Thanks!
I knew I should have learned spanish ;)
I'm not sure the best way... I'd love to help...if you have any ideas let me know... I'd send you the word file however I don't think the graphics and fonts would transfer. Let me know... I'm just up north from you in Davis District ;)
September 4, 2011
Love the Robots! Can't wait to laminate tomorrow. Hoping you could help me with a couple of things. On page 69, Random Robot, I'm not really sure how to play. I think I get the part of spinning but what is the graph and the Player 1/2 sidebars? Also, on the last part, Number Riddles Booklet, are the students choosing a card and recording it in the booklet?
I only found one error on page 48. On the spinner, the word rectangle is not written completely. Sorry for all the questions and thanks for all your hard work!!!
Hi! Thanks for the kind words... I love the robots, too!!! Random Robot is helping the kids read a bar graph. After spinning the 2 spinners they can cover the color or number of votes that particular robot. Partners each have a sidebar... they are trying to cover up all their boxes before their partner. The numbers riddle booklet could be used a couple different ways... the one you mentioned and an opportunity for them to write their own riddle or as a partner or for their partner to solve... after working through the cards and practicing reading and answering the given riddles. Thank you so much for finding the typo...it amazes me everytime... after many, many preview, edits, etc... something always slips through. Thanks for letting me know. I've updated the fixed version.
Good luck with the new school year... and thanks again!!
I love my days!! Mother by morning, teacher by afternoon and mom by night. I have taught second grade for the past 19 years. I am truly living my childhood dream. I love helping my kiddos engage and explore for more knowledge and opportunities.