On the weekend I was fortunate to attend the annual Maths Conference in Auckland led by the Maths Association. This is always a great opportunity to learn from others and hear some new ideas when implementing maths in class. This maths conference had me leaving with two main ideas that I want to share with you.
I really wanted to get more of a gauge on how students are going in their learning so created this blank template to go alongside any lesson. I also created specific exit slips for our PR1ME levels but these are based on the 1A and 1B books.
Each exit slip has a space for their name, date, show their working, I can space (for the learning intention) and then a reflection smiley face.
I will have students attach these to their books (if they are doing this after a follow up) or once working with me.
I really love the potential this can have and can't wait to report back with more information once I have been using this a bit more!
Download this file below to get it going in your class!
Want some customisable ones? Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past few years I have created templates that my students (and others across the world) have used for different purposes in learning. Number knowledge, addition, subtraction, spelling practice, word of the week and more! I still have them in seperate slides but really wanted to find a way of making it easier for others to access.
So i put them together in one place >> bit.ly/mrspriestleyictseesawlibrary
Check it out if you're looking for some templates to use in Seesaw!
This concept is based off something I saw online, but this resource has really grown over the last week to include so many more resources than when it was first developed!
This resource comes with:
-charts explaining each concept with pre-made pictures
-blank charts for you to add your own pictures
-tumble board pictures
-anchor charts for each concept
This resource also comes with some additional worksheets and activities that I have integrated into this PRISM Maths Concept.
-problem solving thinking frames
-number of the week chart
-missing numbers activities
-signs for boxes
Check out my video below walking you through the resource pack!
So getting ready for the school year is a hard process that involves so many things you want to do, complete and use! It really can be difficult to cull it down to things you want to try, and should try. I was 100% fixed on the idea of using Daily 3 in Maths this year. But after a big think, I actually changed my mind and developed my own Maths concept based on something I came across online.
An acronym for five different stations or activities students will/can complete in Maths Time.
P - Practise by myself
R - Ready with a buddy
I - I can use technology
S - Solve in book
M - Manipulative exploration
I created each part of the PRISM maths concepts as anchor charts for students to view and see exactly what activities can be used. Today I introduced it in class and the students loved being able to refer back to the charts to help them make choices.
You can download this resource to use in your classroom too! It comes with my anchor charts that explain each step, my resources that I have mentioned in the pictures (number of the week chart, missing numbers activity, signs for games box and problem solving charts).
Purchase it from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store here!
Purchase it from my website here!
My piggy bank bingo
This activity is like usual bingo but with piggy banks! Students get a playing board and put the money note cards in a pile. This game can be played whole class, groups or with buddies. Students can take turns pulling a note money and seeing whether they have that on their piggy bank in front of them. The winner is the person with all their piggy banks covered!
Alongside these resources, there are some others that I have created that interweave amongst it.
This resource is awesome for having students explore using money and purchasing food. This good work into a shop unit that you might have in class, or just to make some real life connections between money and items.
There are three ways to use this resource:
1. use money to create an item of food
2. use money to add 3 items of food together and write the total at the end
3. use money to add the total of the items on the shopping list.
This resource is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers page, check it out here.
Show me the money! A new resource added to my Teachers Pay Teachers store today! This one involves QR codes, getting the students engaged with digital technology also.
Print off the recording sheet and QR codes. Place the QR codes anywhere in the room and have students scan them. Once scanned, students figure out the amount of money on the piggy bank and write it on the recording sheet! So fun and easy to use!
This resource is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers page, check it out here!
Love to hear your feedback! If you have any ideas to be added to the pack too then also let me know! Email me email@example.com
This week's Sunday spotlight is these new maths thinking boards! A great way for students to share their learning in different ways, when solving problems. Perfect for students to love figuring out problems or other ways to explain their thinking.
These thinking boards come for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems; catering for all levels or areas of learning. Each thinking board has a space for the equation in the middle and a space for students to write the answer.
These are also available in digital form to download and make copies of. The link to the digital versions are in the maths thinking board pack!
To download this Sunday Spotlight, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or click on the link here >> Maths Thinking Boards. This is another free resource to add to your classroom practice!
Today we opened Room 11's Ice-cream shop (pretend of course)! This is to tie into our classroom learning about ice-creams and money. My students really wanted some way of making a shop, so I did a little bit of research on Pinterest and came across a great resource which has helped make this possible!
I created an area for students to view the menu and price list, a place for ordering and a place for making the ice-creams.
Students could choose a different role:
-the customer: ordering the ice-cream and paying the money
-the shop keeper: taking the order and giving change if needed
-the makers: looking at the orders and making the ice-creams
Students had some fake money that they needed to use to figure out their order and pay the shop keeper. The price list was on our ice-cream shop wall and they had to think about what money they might need to make it. Some students needed to work together with another to figure it out, but many were successful in adding amounts together.
Students then got their order and could pretend to eat it like you would a ice-cream and return it once finished. Students could also give complaints if something in their order wasn't there. It was also a great way of practicing some oral language: using manners, ordering, giving a complaint positively. It was so much fun and my class have asked if we can keep it out everyday to play with.
Check out here for the link to the resource I used, it is from Teachers Pay Teachers and not one that I own sorry! Thanks ABC Nook for the resource!
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