Monday, November 5, 2012

Number Tasks


I was at a science training Friday, and they showed us an easy little review game.  I thought the format would be great for math, so here's what I came up with.

The student rolls two number cubes.  It might be easier for the kiddos if the number cubes are different colors, like on the recording sheet, but they don't really need to be.  The green number cube tells them what number to use, and the red cube tells them the task.  For example if they roll a green 3 and a red 2, they would use the number 14 and show it with ten-frames.  Is that clear?  Then they roll the number cubes again and have a different number with a different task.  I didn't make a recording sheet, because our kiddos would put the work in their math journals.

I did, however, make several versions of the sheet so you can customize it.  Click here to grab yours!  If you download it, I'd love for you to comment.  :)

On an unrelated note, I was so excited yesterday to see that one of my products made the TpT newsletter!!  Check it out:




50 comments :

  1. What a simple yet clever game. Thanks.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I love simplicity. :)

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    2. Donna, this is great. I teach ElEd math methods to undergraduate students. I shared your blog with my students because I wanted them to know where they could find good, solid math resources to help support their lessons. Thank you for taking the time to share. I follow you on Pintetest and Facebook. Lori Bjork.

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  2. Very nice. It could be used for multiplication too.

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    1. Absolutely! There are so many ways to use it! That's why I included blank ones.

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  3. The math ideas you share are wonderful! Thank you for your knowledge.:)

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I so enjoy doing it, and I'm glad it's useful!

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  4. Once again you've made my teaching life better and my students' understanding deeper! I'm looking forward to making our class' rollin with robots once conference days are over.

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    1. Thanks! I get such a kick out of comments like that! Good luck with conferences. :)

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  5. Wow, love the review options with this one... wondering the structure of the recording. Any hints you can share? Thanks for the freebie!!

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    1. I would probably have them write the number and then to the side write their response to the task. So it might look like:

      14 Even
      13 23, 33, 43, 53, 63
      12 8 more to make 20

      Make sense?

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    2. Okay, there were supposed to be spaces:

      14....................Even
      13....................23, 33, 43, 53, 63
      12....................8 more to make 20

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    1. Sweet comment! It's just something I love doing. :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful differentiated resource!

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  8. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Amy Burton

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    1. Thanks, Amy! You know I love having your stamp of approval! :)

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  9. Always love your ideas, Donna. This can be used in so many ways throughout the year for review and practice. Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Like I said, when I saw it used for science, I thought of all kinds of applications for math!

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  10. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! I have a spec educ class and this makes this activity so adaptable and easy to differentiate! You always amaze me!

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    1. Glad it's useful for your kiddos!! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  11. Thanks. This is going to be great for my below grade level learners.

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    1. Glad to hear it! And it's so flexible that you could probably use versions with all your kiddos.

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  12. Thank you for such a great resource!

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  13. Thank you for sharing this! It's a great resource to review my kiddo's math skills as we come back to school! :)

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    1. I hope they enjoy it and that your back to school goes well. :)

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  14. Thanks for the great idea! We will learning about solid shapes next week. I plan to use the customizable version to promote the exploration of 3d shapes. I will list the shape name in the left column and tasks in the right column (How many vertices? Is the solid stackable?) I will make the solid manipulatives available and part of the game by asking them to find the solid to match the name before completing the task. I'm sure this will make that extra vocabulary practice more fun!

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    1. I LOVE this idea! I'm going to share it with my 2nd grade teachers. Thanks so much!

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  15. This is brilliant. Thank you so much. I love the fact that this is simple, yet has so many applications. I can adapt it in so many ways for my homeschooler.
    Your work and generosity is very much appreciated.

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    1. Well, I don't know about brilliant. Ha ha. Glad you like it, and you're right--there are lots of applications! :)

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  16. Great Job. I teach el ed math methods. I shared your blog with my students. You provide good, solid math resources. Thank you for taking the extra time to share them with us!

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Lori!! Glad you find my posts useful enough to share. :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing! Your site is by far the best for great math ideas for my classroom!

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    1. You're totally welcome! Thanks for the kind compliment. :)

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  18. Thank you so much. Your items are always so useful and I appreciate that you make many of them free. I work part time for a private school and the pay is minimal. However, I love what I'm doing and after 27 years in public school, the smaller class sizes are wonderful. Thanks again for all you do to help teachers.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Linda! I love providing free resources and I'm so glad you find them helpful. :)

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  19. Thank you. I am having so much fun doing these kinds of activities with my first graders.

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    1. I appreciate you letting me know, Patricia! Always nice to hear what's going on in classrooms. :)

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  20. Thanks! I'm going back to 2nd grade after 2 years in 4th and this will be great for math centers I'm goin gto try out.

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  21. When my building level math coach is unavailable, and even when she is, you are a constant "go-to" for me! Thank you so much for your posts and your freebies. You are a life saver!

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  22. Can't wait to use this when we go back to school! I <3 heart all your ideas!

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  23. This looks great! I love everything that I have ever gotten from your site! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  24. The world is a better place with you giving us great Math ideas! My students always enjoy your ideas and stay engaged! THANKS!

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  25. Love this math review... Thanks for sharing!

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