Todays Number is a great way to practise basic number concepts. The Smart notebook can be used on its own or in conjunction with the worksheet. It can be used as part of quick revisions, daily drills, math centres, group work or whole class activities.
** Please note: This resource currently uses Australian currency. I am happy to make it available using other currencies, please contact me indicating which currency you would prefer.**
Smart notebook activities:
Page 1: Guess the number 0-100
Type a number between 0-100 and hide it underneath the shade. Students take turns to guess the hidden number and the teacher indicates if the number is higher or lower than their guess. After each guess, move one of the two arrows along the number line; this will provide students with a visual aid for their guesses as well as develop their understanding of number lines. Continue until the chosen number is discovered.
Page 2: Hundred chart, decades, odds and even numbers
Students start by locating the chosen number on the hundred chart. Afterwards students locate 10 more then 10 less [Suggestion: This would be a good opportunity to discuss patterns found on the hundred chart e.g. 10 more is always the number below 10 less is always the number above]. Finally students indicate if the chosen number is odd or even [Suggestion: Students could then begin counting the consecutive odd or even numbers, great way to practise counting by 2s].
Page 3: Written form
Students drag words onto a line to create the written form of the chosen number.
Pages 4 and 5: Place Value
On the first place value chart students write the chosen number by placing the correct numeral in the required column. On the second place value chart, students drag "base ten blocks" into the required column.
Page 6: Money
Students create the chosen number by dragging money onto one of three workspaces. There are three workspaces on the page in order for students to demonstrate that it is possible to create various answers when using money.
The worksheet matches the activities in the Smart notebook. For example the number line matches the activity on page 1, Students can colour in the number line using a different colour for each guess.
Worksheet bonus activity: Tally marks
Students write the chosen number using tally marks.