Thursday, December 29, 2011

600 Follower Giveaway!!! $25 LakeShore Learning Gift Card

It feels just like a few months ago I was celebrating just 200 followers
and now look...600 FOLLOWERS!!! 

In order to celebrate the New Year and reaching the 600 follower mark... 

I am giving away one $25 LakeShore Learning Gift Card!!

To enter, make sure you are a follower and leave a comment below answering the following question:

What are you most looking forward to in 2012?

You must enter by next Friday (1/6) midnight. 
The winner will be announced on Saturday! 
I will post the name of the winner here, so be sure to check back to see if you won.

Thank you for all your support over these last few months! 

Good Luck and Happy Entering!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Math Word Wall Posters: Featuring Types of Lines

Math Word Wall Measurement Posters

Hello Guided-Math readers!  I have a set of 8 new Word Wall Posters for you today. 
These posters focus on lines.  You will get posters for...

1.  Line
2.  Line Segment
3.  Ray
4.  Intersecting
5.  Parallel
6.  Perpendicular
7. Horizontal
8. Vertical







Enjoy!



Monday, December 26, 2011

Math Game- Counting and Probability

Clear the Board

I found this game on Kidscount1234.  It is called, Clear the Board, and covers skills such as counting and probability.  The object of the game is simple... Students place 10 cubes on the numbers they predict they will roll..  Students take turns rolling two dice.  If they roll a number that they have covered, they take the cube off that number.  Students keep on playing until someone has removed all their cubes from their game board.

The great part is that they have a free downloadable game board already made!





Thank you Kidscount1234 for the great games!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Math Game- Elimination

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

One week of winter break FLEW by!  All my shopping is done (I think) and now I can relax... just for a second... I now I have to finish wrapping and then start cooking for the party tomorrow.  Ok, not like Holiday Sangria is considered cooking, more like slice and dice and pour. :)

The game board I have made for you today is a very simple.  It is a two player math dice game called Elimination. 




Enjoy!



Here are the directions and free downloadable game board...

Elimination



Number of Students: 2

Materials: Two dice, game board, markers (as in chips, place holders)

How to Play:

1.  Students cover all 12 spots of their side of the game board with a marker of some sort.

2.  Students take turns rolling the dice.

3.  They may use any operation to get answers.

4.  The object is to be the first to remove all the markers off their side of the board.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sending Math Games Home as Gifts

I've come across some great Pinterest ideas this morning... (doesn't that website just suck you in sometimes, I am trying to clean out my walk in closet, my spare bedroom is scattered with closet stuff and here I am on pinterest, HA)

I'm posting the links to two blogs.  Each blog has a post and free printouts of mathy games you can send home with your students.  It doesn't even have to be as a gift, these would make a great home school math connection.  I was just recently telling a parent to have their child show them the math games we do in class.  These handout booklets would be perfect to send home, a way for parents to learn all about the math games they play in class.

The first one comes from Ms. Fiorni's Stadium...  Click here to access the printable.

The second one I found comes from Dot's n Spot's... Click here to access her printable.

As I come across a great idea from other blogs, I will post it and share the blog I found it on.  I am all about not reinventing the wheel sometimes.  There are so many great blog/teacher authors out there with great ideas, this is my way of paying it forward.

Enjoy!