Monday, May 22, 2017

Mini Math Packs!

5 activities included!

Can be bought as a pack OR individually as activities
ALL links below

Skills covered:
1. factors and prime factorization
2. place value
3. mental math - multiplication, addition, subtraction, division
4. metric conversations
5. higher level multiplication (still mental math; example: 2 x 15)

Explanation of activities:

Students receive numbers and blank tree to work with. They choose numbers that will correctly create a factor tree. For students who need help, you can choose the large number they are working with for the tree. For higher level students, tell them to be creative and make more than one tree and record them on paper to turn in. Maybe challenge them to make as many trees as possible.

To make this a craftivity, have students color their tree and glue their numbers down. 

At the bottom, the students will put the prime factorization of their number once they are done with their tree. 

Place the clues all around your room and give the students the recording sheet (also given in black and white for easy copying). The students walk around and find the clues. They then record their answers on their recording sheet. Once they find all of their clues, they are finished! 

3.  Math - O!

Just like BINGO! 
There are teacher cards (pink in the below images) and student cards (orange in the below images) for each of the 4 games included (multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction). The students place the answer cards on their board wherever they want to. I have my students glue them down. Then, you call out the expressions and they can mark off the answer on their board. We don't use letters at the top, because that would just never end up in a winning game and would take forever! Once a students gets 5 in a row in a line (however you specifiy - diagonal, horizontal, vertical, etc.) or something fun like 4 corners, etc. then you have a winner! They tell their answers to make sure they covered only ones you called out, and then if they are correct - they WIN!

Multiplication Math - O! (below)

Addition Math - O! (below)

Students create the caterpillar using the tracing pieces given in the pack. They then label the pieces with the short hand, trick version to help with the metric system (King Henry, Died, Unusually, Drinking, Chocolate, Milk -OR- Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Unit, Deci, Centi, Milli). 

I have students create this on the first day we learn the metric system. Then they use it to help them convert for the first day or two. After that, I try to have them convert without the help of the caterpillar.

Cards and recording sheet given in the pack. I suggest printing the cards on colored copy paper so that the students cannot see through them.

The students play memory, as they normally would, and then they record their expressions and answers on their recording sheet, as well as those of their partners. This makes the students responsible for their own work, as well as accountable for the work of their partner. 

The student with the most matches at the end is the winner!


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