Math Fun

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Have you ever wondered why some students learn math facts so easily and other have such a difficult time? It takes a lot of meaningful practice to develop all math skills. Here are a few things we like to do. 

REMEMBER-Playing games isn't a waste of time; it is an intelligent and purposeful use of time. 



Play a  game with two dice . (Point out the singular and plural forms: 1 die and 2 or more dice.) Roll a pair and then find the total number of dots—the number on both dice put together. Ask children to share how they figured out their totals. Model and discuss strategies such as counting all the dots, counting on from the number shown on one die, and recalling combinationsDice Addition helps children develop fluency for sums. To avoid having children view addition as simply a rote process, emphasize understanding before focusing on speed. 

We like to do a silly rhyme when we get a double. Check out our video
"Double, Double, Jump, Jump
Double, Double, Jump, Bump"
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Another fun activity that the students love is SPILL the BEANS. It has paper beans and recording sheets to work with a total to find the parts.
1st-Count out the number of beans to use.(total)
2nd-Dump the beans. 
3rd-Tell the number of red and white beans (parts) that make the total. 

In the Common Core State Standards, addition number stories (such as parts-and-total; total unknown and change-to-more; end unknown) are also referred to as "putting together" and "adding to.“ Use the words plus, add, combine, and join interchangeably.

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With practice and encouragement, children will develop efficiency and fluency for all math skills! Remember to have fun!

I hope each day your classroom is filled with MAGIC!

by Debora Marines

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