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  • Teaching Functions and Addends with Fun Machines!
    Activity 1 Have a student sit inside the Magic Function Machine with all needed materials You can use a variety of items such as counters dry erase boards paper and pencil craft sticks or any other item you can think of 2 The Teacher introduces the rule for the function machine This Magic Function Machine is so smart it always adds 5 to any number you tell it Who wants to try it out 3 Choose a volunteer to come to the machine and input a number They can write in on paper write it on a whiteboard count out the correct number of counters etc They put this number into the in slot in the machine and announce to the class what number they gave the machine I am putting in 6 craft sticks 4 Students at their desks figure out what the machine should output while the student in the box does the same 5 Give the students time to complete the problem Then ask the machine to send the output I think we are ready What is the answer Magic Function Machine 6 The student inside the box sends the answer through the out slot The student outside the box announces the results to the class I put 6 craft sticks in and the magic machine gave me 11 craft sticks back Variations 1 As students become more proficient they can create the rule they would like the machine to follow 2 Practice missing addends an important algebraic concept Have the students figure out the rule rather than the output I put in 7 and 10 came out What rule is the magic machine using 3 The complexity of the problems can change based on the abilities of your students It is simple to individualize this activity

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  • Learning Measurement in Elementary Math
    is presented at each desk Use a numbered index card to clearly indicate the problem number See Figure 1 for an example Figure 1 Task 7 Record The Value of The Five Coins Students start at their own desk recording the answer for that problem All students will start on a different number It may be helpful to provide young students a numbered table to record their answers I find it is helpful to have students put a star on the number problem that is set up at their desk so they start recording answers in the correct box See figure 2 for an example Here is an example of the types of problems that can be used in this assessment The materials needed at each desk are indicated in the parentheses Desk 1 coins Record the value of the five coins Desk 2 clock Record the time shown on the clock Desk 3 pencil ruler Measure the length of a pencil to the nearest half inch Desk 4 calendar Record the date of the second Wednesday in March Desk 5 apple scale gram weights Find the weight of the apple to the nearest gram Desk 6 clock Identify the time on the clock What time was it 15 minutes earlier Desk 7 calendar Today s date is highlighted on the calendar Marie s birthday is in 12 days What is the date of Marie s birthday Desk 8 blackboard eraser ruler Measure the length of the eraser to the nearest centimeter Desk 9 clock Charles started his homework at 3 45 He worked for 20 minutes What time was it when he finished his homework Desk 10 1 inch squares and an outline of a large rectangle Lay the squares on the rectangle to determine the area of the

    Original URL path: http://www.math-lessons.ca/measurement-performance-assessment.html/ (2014-10-09)
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  • Developing Number Theory and Fraction Concepts
    As teachers we need to make sure our students understand concepts not just memorize rules about them Students need time to explore and discuss real life examples of the concepts we are teaching Below are some high level tasks that allow students to explore number theory and fraction concepts As with all tasks students should represent their work in numbers pictures and or words They should have time to communicate their thoughts and findings with others Topic Factors and Multiples Task Max is making table favors for a party The candles come in boxes of 15 and the candleholders come in boxes of 9 Max does not want any leftover candles or holders What is the fewest number of candles and candleholders he needs without any leftover How many boxes of each should he buy Task At a day camp there are 12 girls and 18 boys The camp counselors would like to split the campers into teams However they must follow these rules 1 All campers must be on a team nobody can be left out 2 all teams must have the same number of campers and 3 each team can only have all boys or all girls no boys and girls can be on the same team What is the greatest number of campers each team could have Topic Understanding Fractions Task In Penny s Pet Shop of the pets were dogs of the pets were cats of the pets were birds and the rest were gerbils There were 48 pets in all How many of each type of pet were there Task Ms Kinny has tank of gas in her Volkswagen Beetle Miss Jamison has tank of gas in her Ford Mustang Dr Beck has tank of gas in her Honda Accord Mrs Hughey has tank of

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  • HexaRace
    kids start playing they cannot get enough Learning Objectives Levels 4 6 Mathematics and Communication Mathematics Adding Subtraction Multiplication Division Reasoning memory problem solving and communication Communication Listening and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding Listening and observation skills and strategies to focus attention and interpret information Understanding analyzing synthesizing or evaluating information Communication skills and strategies to interact work effectively with others Working collaboratively solve problems and perform tasks In this download there are 182 Cards in Total 1 Deck Cover Card 4 Instruction Cards 15 Question Key Cards 160 Hexagon Cards and 1 Answer Key HAVE FUN Save time Ready to use in the classroom today Complete Package All Handouts Use over and over Adobe PDF format Complete Instructions Involves and engages students in the content Promotes a relaxed and fun learning environment Hex A Race Math Game 6 99 How to Access your Download after purchase After payment click on Download Purchase You will also receive an email with your download link If you do not see the email 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

    Original URL path: http://www.math-lessons.ca/activities/hexarace/ (2014-10-09)
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  • Fractions Bingo
    equivalent fractions and learning the underlying concepts before they even know it Printable Bingo game with 20 unique bingo cards Students practice multiplying fractions by 2 and by 3 Includes Complete instructions Everything is explained and ready to use 20 different printable fractions bingo cards Just print them off and you are ready to go Ready to use in the classroom No preparation needed Just walk into the classroom and use them today Save time Ready to use in the classroom today Complete Package All Handouts Use over and over Adobe PDF format Complete Instructions Involves and engages students in the content Promotes a relaxed and fun learning environment Only 6 95 This Product is a Download Try our Fractions Games Package 6 games for only 14 99 Learn more How to Access your Download after purchase After payment click on Download Purchase You will also receive an email with your download link If you do not see the email after 1 hour check your SPAM box 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

    Original URL path: http://www.math-lessons.ca/activities/bingo/ (2014-10-09)
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  • Teaching Fractions with Chocolate
    Complete Package All Handouts Use over and over Adobe PDF format Complete Instructions Involves and engages students in the content Promotes a relaxed and fun learning environment Only 4 99 This Product is a Download Try our Fractions Games Package 6 games for only 14 99 Learn more How to Access your Download after purchase After payment click on Download Purchase You will also receive an email with your download

    Original URL path: http://www.math-lessons.ca/activities/chocolate/ (2014-10-09)
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  • FractionsCards
    in the classroom today Complete Package All Handouts Use over and over Adobe PDF format Complete Instructions Involves and engages students in the content Promotes a relaxed and fun learning environment 4 Whole Number Fractions Card Games 9 99 Download How to Access your Download after purchase After payment click on Download Purchase You will also receive an email with your download link If you do not see the email

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  • Fractions Quiz Master!
    game for students Students choose a Category Simply Add Everything or Subtract Next they choose the difficulty of the questions points 1 6 Next the Quiz Master gives an answer and they must supply the question Includes Complete instructions for the teacher Everything is explained and ready to use 30 different printable cards Just print them off and you are ready to go Save time Ready to use in the classroom today Complete Package All Handouts Use over and over Adobe PDF format Complete Instructions Involves and engages students in the content Promotes a relaxed and fun learning environment Only 6 95 This Product is a Download Try our Fractions Games Package 4 games 2 bonus games for only 14 99 Learn more How to Access your Download after purchase After payment click on Download Purchase You will also receive an email with your download link If you do not see the email 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 want a picture to

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