Thursday, April 24, 2014

What we're up to - Geometry!

We are having so much fun in math this week!  One of my favorite topics to teach is GEOMETRY!  We're working on the basics first - lines, rays, and angles.  Next we'll be moving into triangles and quadrilaterals.  Below are some pics of what we're doing!

I introduce the topic of points and lines with a science connection to stars and constellations, a 4th grade science topic here in Florida.  Next, we read one of the myths of Orion and wrote about it.  My students had to write from the point of view of Orion's father.

 Next we went over some basic vocabulary with a PowerPoint and notebook page.  BTW - isn't this the neatest handwriting from a boy ever???

Afterwards, we did some practicing, centers, and took our quiz.  You can get all the resources from our day one lesson for FREE here.  :)

The next day we looked at specific kinds of lines.

I used long wrapping paper tubes to model the three kinds of lines and then the students used their organizer to create their own definitions.

I think they did a really good job with these!

Afterwards, we did a project I called Alphabet Soup!  I used our poster-maker to enlarge soup cans with different rules on them.  Then students had to sort the different letters of the alphabet and glue down only the letters that followed that rule.

We're having so much fun with this unit!  You can purchase the full unit from my TPT shop here!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

New! Geometry: Lines, Rays, and Angles Comprehensive Lesson

Coming soon to my shoppe!  NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!  Comprehensive lesson including science integration, interactive notebook pages, PPT, centers, practice pages, quiz, homework, and MORE!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

SMAD for Third Grade Update!

I've updated the SMAD for third grade file with more levels, games, flashcards and more!

If you've already purchased the file, simply click on the link to re-download.

Seven tests per level!

One board game per level, also come in partial color, and blackline to save ink!

Playing cards can be used as flashcards, too!  Minute wheels can be laminated and put in a math center.

Example of one of the game boards.
Ready to snag it???  Click here to go to my TPT shop.  

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Geometry Reference Math Mini-Office

I've out together this mini-office for my 4th graders to use as a reference during math centers.  They were dragging their math books around with them, but that became a bit cumbersome.

I designed the pages to fit a manilla file folder, but I had this pretty blue poster board that I couldn't resist!

This file was designed to coordinate with the fourth grade common core standards, but it could be used for higher third graders or remedial fifth graders.

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