Thursday, October 4, 2012

Domino Math - Addition and Multiplication

I've been working with my class on the operations of addition and subtraction. I like to use dominoes to practice basic facts, so I've been exploring different ways to do this. Here's a form I created for students to sort dominoes and then record corresponding addition sentences.
Download Domino Addition Sort.

In anticipation of where I'm going with my class, I went ahead and created a similar page for multiplication.
Download Domino Multiplication Sort.

If you download, please let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Math Freebie - Paper and Pencil Shut-the-Box

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Last week my class started looking at activities for practicing basic facts in addition and subtraction. I created this recording sheet so that they could play a version of the game "Shut-the-Box" with paper and pencil. (You can learn more about the game at Board Game Central.)

Here's what it looks like.

If you still want the tactile aspect to this game, try writing the digits 1-9 on poker chips. As students flip or remove the chips they can record the results on this page.

I hope you get a chance to use this in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try this and how your kids like it.