Monthly Archives: April 2020

Hopscotch Math

From weareteachers.com Use chalk to make a hopscotch board and write addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts in each square to say as you hop down the board.  If you just write the numbers (1,2,3,…) in the boxes, you choose a … Continue reading

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Spiral Game

Deck of playing cards Game pieces for each player 1 or 2 dice The object of this game is to be the first to travel from start to finish. Start with a complete deck of cards, as well as 1-2 … Continue reading

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Rain, rain… how much rain?

Looks like we are in for some rainy weather this week.  How about a little experiment.  Place a cup outside, maybe even two and collect the rain.  How precisely can you measure it?  Many rulers have inches and centimeters on … Continue reading

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Reach for the skies!

Let’s build some paper airplanes.  Check out this Fold and Fly website for folding directions.  What design stays aloft the longest, which is the fastest, or which one flies the longest distance?  Is one design more capable of aerobatic feats? What … Continue reading

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Array Hunt

Look around your house and find arrays that surround you.  You will find that they are everywhere!  See how many you can find and then tell the multiplication fact that goes with the array. Definition of an array: items arranged … Continue reading

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24

An easy way to play the game is using an ordinary deck of cards.  Aces are given a value of 1.   Be sure to remove all of the face cards from the deck. The object of the game is … Continue reading

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Math Fact Flower Garden

W had the April showers, now lets think about gardens and flowers.  If you have some chalk, head to the driveway or sidewalk and practice facts in a  fun way. Draw a flower with 10 numbered petals.  Then write a number … Continue reading

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Snail puzzle

Mrs. Palopoli shared this brain teaser with me.  A snail is climbing up a 30 foot well and each day it climbs up 3 feet but slides down 2 feet each night.  On what day will it reach the top … Continue reading

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SNOW much fun!

Could this be the last snow of the year?  If so, how big a snowman can you make?  Measure it with inches, centimeters, feet.  Don’t have tool to measure, how about using your hands.  Did you know the primary way … Continue reading

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Pull out a Puzzle

Puzzles are a fun challenge and build hand-eye coordination, small muscle control, spatial awareness, and problem-solving.  They can also promote a longer attention span because they require focusing.

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