Monday, October 24, 2011

Math Games, Part 2

Here are the rest of my math games. Be sure to check out my original post to see how I store my materials.

Game #5: Writing Story Problems - I think that writing story problems is one of those skills that 2nd graders seem to struggle with, so after seeing an idea on pinterest, I created a math game to go with it.
Two students take one story problem book, one flash card, and one object card (index cards with animals, etc on them) to write a story problem. They have to show the math mountain that would go with their flash card. After they write their problem, they turn the page over and solve it TWO ways before writing their answer and label.

Game #6 - How Big and How Low. This is one that another teacher passed onto me. Each pair has a deck of cards. When it's a player's turn they pull 3 cards, placing one card on each place value label. I remove jokers, jacks, queens, and kings for this one. Then the other player does the same with 3 cards on their mat. If the students are playing How Big the player with the largest number wins and takes both player's cards. If the students are playing How Low the player with the smallest number wins and takes both player's cards. The game ends when one player has the entire deck of cards.

Game # 7 - Time's Up - Another fun game from Christina Bainbridge. Though I haven't officially taught telling time, we do it as a part of our daily math routine and the kids love it. This game is great to get them practicing!

Game #8 - Flash Cards - Such an easy and simple game! Just take any flash cards you have laying around and put them in a bucket. I was afraid this wouldn't be a popular choice but it is! I think my kiddos are mostly enjoying the Cars flash cards and the money flash cards.

I have a few more games that aren't pictured that are from our math curriculum, Math Expressions. They are addition/subtraction practice games that I simply put into plastic sleeves so they could be used over and over again.

12 comments:

  1. Great idea on the story problems! Can you explain what a math mountain is?

    Thanks a bunch

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  2. Thanks Christa! A math mountain is just a simple way to show the total and partners of an addition or subtraction problem and the relationship between the numbers. It's a Math Expressions (our math curriculum) term. Check out this link to see some examples. Thanks for stopping by!
    http://www.eduplace.com/math/mthexp/g3/mathbkg/pdf/mb_g3_u2.pdf

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  3. Julie... do you have an email address I can contact you at. I would love to get a copy of your story problem book page. I just found your blog. I need to get my own blog made. I have had so much fun blog stalking these past couple of months. It is so inspiring to see all of the creative teachers out there!! Thanks a bunch!!

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  4. My e-mail is juliemarierichardson at gmail dot com. I would be happy to send you my story problem pages. :)

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  5. Hi There,

    I was wondering if you would share your story problem pages. My email is eduk8tor at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  6. These are such great ideas. Can you post an example or do you have an example posted somewhere on your blog of a filled out story problem?

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  7. These are such great ideas. Can you post an example or do you have an example posted somewhere on your blog of a filled out story problem?

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  8. My email is sgmackey@nps.k12.va.us could you send me a copy of your story problem page? Thanks!

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  9. Julie I would love to have a copy of your math story problem page. Our district just started math expressions. ajmarceau@yahoo.com Thanks, Jenny Marceau

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  10. Could you send me a copy of your math story problem page? I love it!! Jveilleux1@augustaschools.org
    Thank you!

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  11. I just found you blog and LOVE it! This is my first year teaching 2nd grade so I've been looking for some great activities to use with my students. I'm working on putting together your games. Could you also send me a copy of your story problem page? My email it kpatterson@chattooga.k12.ga.us Do you also have the labels for the games? Thanks!

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  12. I love the story problem book. I would love a copy of your story problem page. My email is afarber@linnmar.k12.ia.us. Also, what is the math mountain box? Thanks for the great idea!

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