Friday, March 30, 2012

The Greedy Triangle

I love the book, The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns to help young children with geometry.  Here is a great activity from the blog Fun in First Grade that pairs writing and math.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Using Beads and Pipe Cleaners for Place Value

Here is an interesting way to reinforce tens and ones using beads. I will admit, I love my Unifix cubes, but I am always looking for a variety of math tools to teach concepts. Hop over to Mrs. T's First Grade Class and take a peek.

Place Value Mystery Cards

This activity is from the blog First Grade Parade.. Students have to figure out how many tens and ones are on each card. They then color the number on a hundreds chart to revel the mystery picture. What child can resist a mystery picture?!