Each page of Level UP Math is designed for self-guided and self-paced learning and practice. The page contains useful content such as vocabulary, tips, and even mini lessons. The set-up of the activities is designed to encourage each student to read all of the directions before beginning. This set up promotes and supports reading skills and comprehension. My students love the animal characters on each page as well!
These pages cover a wide range of math content usually covered within the first 6 to 9 weeks of school, but are also great for review. They can be stapled together or placed on wall file folders or mailboxes for early finishers. They are also used well in small groups and can be given to volunteers and instructional assistants to help review and reteach concepts that students may have been weak in the first time through.
The pages are set up as “Levels” to help further engage students. There is a cute rainforest themed character on each level that encourages the student to do well.
Math Ideas and Characters at each Level are as follows:
Congo River Basin
Level 1- Place Value–Gabby the Gorilla
Level 2- Place Value– Chuck the Chimpanzee
Level 3- Place Value–Ollie the Okapi
Level 4– Place Value– Vicky the Gaboon viper
Level 5– Addition Properties– Daphne the River Dolphin
Level 6- Balancing Equations- Patricia the Poison Dart Frog
Level 7- Add and Subtract Fact Families–Ms. D the Capybara
Level 8- Add and Subtract Fact Families– Jace the Jaguar
Level 9- Add to tens– Jose the Jesus Lizard
Level 10- Add to tens Regrouping– Spit the Spider Monkey
Level 11- Addition Strategies-Tala the Tapir
Level 12- Adding more than 2 Addends- Sammy the Sloth
Level 13- Subtract to tens– Vinny the Vampire Bat
Level 14- Subtract to tens Regrouping- Sandy the Civet
Level 15- Add to Hundreds– Olivia the Orangutan
Level 16- Add to Hundreds Regrouping– Hector the Helmeted Hornbill
Level 17- Subtract to Hundreds– Rhino the Rhino
Level 18- Subtract to Hundreds Regrouping– Stella the Sumatran Striped Rabbit
Level 19- Round to tens– Ten the Tiger
Level 20- Round to tens and hundreds– Hallie the Horsfield’s tarsier
Level 21- Round to tens, hundreds, and thousands– Ringo the Ring-tailed Lemur
Level 22- Word Problems– Carl the Chameleon
Level 23-Money– Fran the Flying Fox
Level 24- Money– Harriet the Madagascar Harrier Hawk
Level 25- Money/Making Change– Tiny the Tenrec
Level 26-Money/Making Change– Juicy the Tomato Frog
+The vocabulary cards contain all of the vocabulary covered through the Level UP Math pages.
+Use the tracking sheet to see how students did when they completed a Level and what content they have mastered/could use some remediation in. These really allow students to work and progress at their own pace.
Students in my classroom can’t wait to move to the next level and beg me to take them home for homework! I’ve had students also tell me how proud their parents are that they are already on a certain level!