Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tricks & Treats Blog Hop

This October The Elementary Entourage is hosting a Tricks & Treats blog hop where teachers can share a trick they use in their classroom as well as a treat! This year for our hop, I am going to share a math focused trick and treat! At the end of my post, you'll be able to enter to win a $10 gift card to my TpT Store!


We started our year by working on place value so I wanted to give the students a tool to help them look at the digits in a number, whether that be a two digit or three digit number. In small groups, I have been helping the students use these place value boards to separate the hundreds, tens, and ones.

After the students break apart the numbers, I ask them to solve the addition problem for me. I have found it helpful to laminate the boards and task cards so that my groups can use them over and over again! 
If students need to, they can also grab the blue base ten blocks that I have for help! I have these readily available and the students know they can get them at any time. 
We have a special spot on our room to store math manipulatives. In the last bin, I like to keep game boards and task cards so that are easily accessible for the students! 

You can download your own copy of my place value boards here. There are also four sample task cards for you to try out with the boards

But that's not it! One more treat that I have for you is a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to my TpT store! Just enter below!

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17 comments:

  1. Great idea on reinforcing and breaking down place value- and better idea to laminate those boards for continuous use!

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  2. I'm a first year teacher, so I'm still learning all the tricks. One of my tricks is making videos teaching how to do the math we did in class everyday. That way if the students need a refresher at home or the parents need to learn how we do it, they can watch the video on the class blog!

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  3. I have three no-fail tricks that I use with my 1st- & 2nd-grade special ed combined class. First, I use ClassDojo to track behavior. Next I give my kiddos plenty of GoNoodle brain breaks throughout the day. Both the Dojo points & the GoNoodle exercises are built into my lesson plans. Finally, I encourage student behavior by using brag tags.

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  4. I LOVE your place value boards! I wish I still taught math, I will be sharing with my coteacher! :)

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  5. Totally sharing this! Place value is so difficult and your place value boards will be a huge help!

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  6. I ask for feedback when I know I will be capable of changing or keeping whatever the feedback is for. It gives the class a sense of ownership (I teach third :))

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  7. I'm a student teacher, so I'm definitely still learning the tricks for the classroom. I think my biggest trick right now is to laminate things so that they can be used over and over again!

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  8. I use Whole Brain Teaching methods and the children love and enjoy the movement and teaching one another!
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  9. My biggest trick is being overly organized, since I never know what the day will bring!

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  10. I use a ticket system to encourage positive behavior.

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  11. I love how you have them represent with actual base 10 block when the compute! It's such a great way to truly see regrouping!

    Amber
    PeppyZestyTeacherista

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  12. I use the ticket system to encourage positive behavior.

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  13. My biggest trick is using tangible rewards for positive reinforcement.

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