This weeks Sunday Spotlight is sharing a new resource that is amazing in your maths sessions. Problem solving mats is a resource that I use all the time in my classroom to add my addition and subtraction or problem solving teaching. This resource includes the base problem solving mat that you use to add/subtract items from or to problem solve. Great for students working with materials or moving away to imaging.
In 10 fun themed mats, these can be used in lots of different way in your classroom - guided groups, hot spots, buddy work or individual solving. Lots of fun and a great scaffolding tool for your class.
This weeks Sunday spotlight is sharing the link to these great maths templates that are perfect for group work, modelling for whole class problem solving or modelling book activities. These come in a few versions - to 10, to 20 and a hundreds board. Space for working out, number lines and more! A great easy way to have students share their working out or gathering voice.
Did you know you can create drop down boxes on Google sheets that change attached pictures with your selection?
Over the weekend, a colleague and I worked together to create this great new planning template on Google sheets. It has drop down selections that you can choose from, that change a matching icon picture alongside it. Great for planning for students to view and make sense of a tumble. Each picture is colour coded to go alongside with the planning template; and either my Daily 5 resources of my PRISM maths concept resource.
These are not customisable templates. However they have all the information you need to successfully go alongside my Daily 5 and PRISM resources. Simply purchase and download the resource, make a copy of it and save it to your Google drive. How I will use it is to duplicate the template for each day of the week, add in the resources or WALHTs that are related and display this on my activeboard. Students will be able to see their group and follow the activities that are set in the tumble. Check out the links below for videos and how you can purchase these resources.
Each of these have activities and explanations that align with it to ensure students get coverage of all the aspects in maths. Sometimes it can be hard to think of activities for students to do. But this concept aims at providing you with everything you need to make that happen!
PRISM was implemented in my classroom at the beginning of 2019 and students worked through learning all the key concepts slowly like you would any other concept or idea. In this resource, there are additional anchor charts which can be used while unpacking each of the concepts so students and teachers know both of the expectations for each aspect within PRISM.
Download this amazing resource here from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. If you already have it, re-download it so you have the updated version with the new games!
It's the end of 2019 and 2020 will be here very shortly. I love to be organised and have some idea of what I might do in the new year - looking for resources, new ideas for the classroom and downloading/printing things that I know I will use. Check out this quick website post sharing some of my personal resources that I will use in the classroom for 2020! Purchase them now while they are on sale.
Plus loads more resources, games, worksheets and bundles that you could use in lots of different areas in the classroom! Find them on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
There are loads for free including the VIP free section of my website and Google Drive shared resource library. Find the links below!
Money is always a fabulous fun concept to teach, with so many resources out there to make it happen! Last year, I developed my own money pack (in NZ$) for my students and others across the country. Full of interactive games, activities and resources to implement concepts about money.
Today I started the beginning of this unit pack again, using some of the initial activities to implement key money concepts. My students had lots of fun and were able to interact with money in a way they hadn't before. Lots of my students didn't even know all the coins!!
This resource below is what I used to teach from. It has a variety of games and activities that students can use in whole class, group or individual work to learn key money concepts. The one pictured above I used as a whole class buddy activity, where they needed to find the buddy in the room that had the matching coin.
There is also a preview of another activity in the pack that I used in a lesson also.
I have a few different money resources available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store so have a look at it if you think it might be something you are after. Lots of fun, opportunities to learn and be engaged in the concept of maths.
I designed these maths thinking boards to originally be used with Seesaw. But after thinking about the resource, I thought they would be awesome to use in maths both online and offline. These have different sections for students to show their learning and strategies to solving problems.
These thinking boards are for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - each with key sections to show different ways of answering the question.
Today we used an addition one in peers. Students worked together to solve the problem and shared their learning in any way they wanted with the prompts. It is a great way to practice number sentences and number stories too.
This is a great way to get students talking about maths, and work great alongside number talks. Check out my previous website post unpacking number talks here. This resource is free for you to download from my teachers pay teachers store. Or head over to the VIP section of my website for the pdf (and loads more) for you to get today!
In this pack, you will receive maths prompts that vary up to 20. Each prompt has the answer at the top and corresponding picture clip art to help students create a number sentence and/or number story to solve the answer. These can be displayed on your TV or projector for students to view, and then students can solve it any way possible. My students complete this in pairs which are mixed ability so that each student has a place in the activity.
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