A fabulous winter activity as it starts to get cold.... burrr! From my "Great Ideas" page! One of my favourite activities to do heading into winter is to get children to bring in a scarf from home. We talk about expansion (when we stretch our scarfs), line them up next to each other from biggest to smallest, join them together to measure huge distances, measure and compare using measuring tapes, ... Read More about Measuring with a Scarf!
We are having to do lots of testing in Year 3 at the moment (crazy since some of my US Teacher friends are bogged down in testing at the moment too) and haven't had a lot of time to teach fabulous Maths lessons. What impresses me the most is the children's enthusiasm towards each test! We have such a great group of kids at the moment, that they love anything we give them! It is so wonderful to see ... Read More about Testing Time!
My Year 3 children were having trouble with division, so I took them back to the start! Firstly we collected a deck of cards, handful of blocks and a 10 sided dice. Then we turned over two cards, added the number together and collected that number of blocks. Then we rolled the dice and separated the blocks into that number of piles. It sounds basic and really easy for Year 3, but the ... Read More about Quick and Easy Division Activity!
The children in my class were having trouble remembering the "proper" names for the four operations and the names they had used in younger year levels. "....oh you mean sharing!". So I created these fabulous bright and colorful posters! They all love them - simply purchase for only $2.00 from my teacherpayteacher website, print and laminate and you can enjoy them too! ... Read More about Operations Posters!
Have you ever visited this website? http://nzmaths.co.nz/ I love the New Zealand Maths website. Simply click on the area of Maths you are investigating, then the year level and you have lots of activities to choose from. I love how hands on a lot of the units are and how many go across the week! Fabulous! ... Read More about New Zealand Maths