Monday, April 9, 2012

Smooth Math Day...What!

Solving math story problem.
Math was so smooth today...math is never a smooth part of the day.  Crazy is generally a better word to describe it.  I think mostly because it is a bit less structured than reading and also because it is during the last hour of the day. 

I had 10 students meeting with me on the carpet.  We worked on solving math story problems.
Story problem solving
My lovely story problem drawing

While we were meeting on the carpet, the other 18 students had the following choices:
ABC Math Hunt:
I taped 18 double digit math problems (labeled with a letter of the alphabet) around the room.  Students had to find the math problem, copy it into the box with the matching letter and solve it.  They love doing this!

Math Packet Pages:  
Do your kids love worksheets?  I do them so rarely that when I put them out my kids think they are 
the bees knees!
Pages and more kids looking for math problems.

Toy Store:
Students had to choose one of three characters from the top of the page, decide what they two things they should buy, add it up, and then figure out the change owed.  (Difficult stuff for some of them!)

Then half way through math, the two groups switched.
Do you work with small groups during math?  What other things do you have students do while you work with groups?

Happy Monday,


  1. Gotta love a nice, calm math moment. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Tagged you....but I am suggesting FReeze tag:)

    Going Nutty!

  3. Sounds like a great math lesson. I like you're idea of pinning the problems around the room.

    Grade ONEderful