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  • article on teaching money in the elementary math classroom
    schools and other initiatives are important in ensuring a society wide grasp of financial affairs Making this information accessible to all students seems so important where it is existent in so many affairs of life around the entire globe So much about schooling has been geared toward finding a good job when a learner graduates from school but they first need mature ideas of how to understand and manage money In our One and My Equals Card Deck 3 Fun Games are included 1 Go Figure like Go Fish 2 Pie like Concentration 3 Matrix To view and try out these fun money card games about the Whole Number One 1 and all its equivalents fractions decimals percentages and money click here http www math lessons ca activities OneEquals html This site is also a valuable resource for kids that includes lessons about money and game lessons on financial literacy and how to use money in their neighborhood http www kids gov k 5 k 5 money shtml If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Specialty International Education Comments 4 Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed Luke Hagan says March 15 2011 at 3 11 am I find it somewhat strange that we would need a game to provide money management skills to students This seems to be a level of abstraction beyond the typical level that a student would be interested in I may consider using them for my students if they enjoy the original games but working with money in a school context seems so fictitious that the practice in itself is a game to the student Rob says March 31 2011 at 10 59 am Thanks Luke It is an interesting subject we have

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  • Pass The Times Tables Test!
    to pass the card to Before the game I also make all the students point to the person to whom they will pass their card 3 Prepare the recording sheet It is extremely helpful to provide students with a numbered table to record their answers I find it is beneficial to have students put a star on the number problem that they are starting with so they record their answers in the correct box See figure 2 for an example Figure 2 How to Play 1 Give each student a blank recording sheet Then distribute the problems to solve Each student is given a different index card to begin the game Have the students put a star on the problem they will start with 2 Have the students solve the problem in front of them Once they are done the teacher says Pass and all the students pass their card to the person next to them Students then work on the problem on the card they just received making sure they record it in the correct box 3 Continue this way until the students have completed each problem 4 Have the students provide the answer for the card they are left holding at the end of the game Notes 1 This game is not a timed activity but most students find it more exciting when they have a set amount of time to finish I tend to supervise the class and when it appears everyone is finished I start counting down from 5 2 Enforce the rule that students are not permitted to pass cards until the teacher says Pass Otherwise students end up with more than one card on their desks and end up passing the wrong card 3 I have used this game with every subject and grade

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  • Developing Deductive Reasoning with Hula Hoop
    rule for the soup e g square soup Without telling the students the rule the teacher places one attribute block into the center of the hula hoop saying This piece belongs in my soup today 2 The first student in the circle chooses any other piece places in in the pot and asks Does this belong in your soup today If the piece matches the rule the teacher says Yes it does and the student gets another turn If it does not the student removes that piece from the center and her turn is over 3 Students continue to take turns going around the circle A student may guess the rule only during her turn e g I think you are making blue soup If the student is wrong her turn is over If she is correct she wins the game 4 You can continue to play the game by creating a new rule or allowing the winning student to create a new rule for her classmates to figure out Notes 1 Attribute blocks are excellent tools for this game because they contain four different attributes color shape size and thickness When I play with very young students I choose only one attribute e g red soup or triangle soup However when I play with older students I use several attributes e g thick yellow soup or small red triangle soup 2 When allowing students to create the rule and start the game it is a good idea to have them whisper their soup recipe in your ear They tend to forget their rule and provide false information at times 3 I find that continuing around the circle after a game is won keeps students from arguing about whose turn it is and gives everyone a chance to play For

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  • Primary Geometry All Around
    do not have a digital camera at school The following chart lists the common solids primary students learn about and some everyday items children would be familiar with Hopefully your students will find numerous examples of each Cones Spheres Cubes Rectangular Prisms Cylinders ice cream cone construction cone cone used for sporting events party hat ball globe scoop of ice cream marble play block sugar cube dice tissue box cereal box stick of butter pack of gum juice box soup can marker dowel rod stove pipe rolling pin Once students have taken their pictures visit the computer lab so students can create their Book of Geometric Solids Students can organize their books in a variety of ways However each picture should have one to three sentences to serve as a caption Captions must identify the type of solid the object is and must tell something about that object For example the student inserts a picture of a soccer ball He then writes A soccer ball is an example of a sphere I play soccer every Saturday morning It is my favorite sport This activity not only allows students to discover math in their everyday lives but it also helps develop

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  • Easter Egg Hunt 100 and Under
    3 Divide Learners into groups of 3 and Assign each group a number In this example there are 21 students The class would be divided into 7 groups of 3 and there would be 7 groups of Math Problems 4 Hide the eggs outdoors and or indoors weather permitting 5 Each group has paper and pencil Each group hunts for eggs with their numbers and solves the math problems As they find the eggs each group respectively puts them in their basket Each Learner Individually solves the problem by first writing the problem on his her paper and then following with the answer 6 As each is finished they bring their sheets to Teacher for checking If they have any answers wrong they must redo their answer When all answers are correct they can eat the chocolate and help other groups Remember to recycle all the foil and paper wrappings http kidsblogs nationalgeographic com greenscene 2012 03 recycled kisses html http www bayroberts com green reduce htm Here are some more of our Fun Learning Math Games http www math lessons ca activities index html http www math lessons ca review math review4 html http www math lessons ca timestables times tables html Sample Math Problems Group 1 84 11 95 88 35 53 24 3 8 8 x 6 48 14 7 2 88 31 57 4 x 18 72 75 3 25 25 5 20 Group 2 88 12 100 25 x 3 75 18 2 9 22 x 4 88 21 3 7 55 11 44 23 x 4 92 24 12 2 45 33 78 Group 3 88 3 85 13 x 4 52 100 25 4 44 x 2 88 13 1 12 44 4 11 77 11 7 3 x 9 27 52 23

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  • Congratulations Spirit of Math Students!
    Over 2000 kids took part in the 13th Annual Spirit of Math Contest There were 742 Placements from Grades 1 4 across Canada who made the National Mathematics Honour Rolls And several others from all grades from other countries with more details to come as results roll in Categories included Thales Byron Germain Fibonacci Pythagoras Math Kangaroo Tournament of Towns Canadian National Math League New Jersey National Math League Honour Roll American Mathematics Competition Honour Roll Brock University Caribou Math Competition Centre for Education in Math and Computing Honour Roll University of Waterloo List of Learners names to come soon http www spiritofmath com http www spiritofmath com 2011contest If you want your class to enjoy one of our Fun Learning Games downloadable hands on learning tools here are a few really great ones Quiz Master http www math lessons ca review math review5 html Race Fractions Board Game http www math lessons ca activities FractionsBoard5 html If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Specialty International Education Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required will not be published Website If you

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  • Dividing With Decimals Made Easy
    the same number of points that you have removed from the divisor Are you confused yet For example if you are dividing 5 93 into 1763 28 you would change this to 593 into 176328 00 and then continue Your divisor is now a whole number instead of a decimal 593 instead of 5 93 and your dividend becomes 176328 instead of 1763 28 Sounds so simple doesn t it But people let that silly little decimal point get them every time You then keep dividing until the answer reveals itself If your answer does not go into the dividend and make an even number you should keep adding zeroes to the right of the decimal point until it becomes even or it keeps on repeating itself You should then place the decimal point above the decimal point in the dividend making the answer 297 349 To check to see if your answer is accurate you can multiply the quotient your answer of 297 349 times the divisor 5 93 and it should equal your dividend of 1763 28 Therefore your answer is correct and you have divided your decimals easily Division of decimals requires your ability to multiply correctly and add but you can always check your work with a calculator but not until you have finished and revealed your own answer Decimals are just mathematics way of putting challenges into your everyday life Learning to use decimals will be used often in daily life in maintaining your budget and paying your bills so it pays to learn this well Decimal Games If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Specialty International Education Comments 2 Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed Brianna says October 3 2009 at

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  • Notepad Tutor – Relating Decimals to Fractions (to hundredths)
    is a classroom resource that combines traditional print textbooks and workbooks with online media Follow the Pilot Math characters Cameron Alyssa Daksha Zach Lian and Nina as they explore math with their teaching computer Ed http www youtube com v Mw4rBj783kk f gdata videos Read the original Notepad Tutor Relating Decimals to Fractions to hundredths If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe

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