## Monday, April 29, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Coin Counting Puzzles

While cleaning out my graphics folder I came across some decent coin images, so this week I'm sharing a set of coin counting puzzles. There are puzzles for coins and their denominations, as well as puzzles with values in 5 cent increments from \$.05-\$1.00.

Here's a sneak peak at the contents.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how you like them!

## Sunday, April 21, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Spinners Galore!

While I was away last week I received a request to make a plain spinner for a teacher. Once that simple task was done I decided to make several different kinds to share. I have put them all together in one packet. There are 7 copies of each spinner type, 1 large, 2 medium, and 4 small. Here's what you'll find.
• Spinner with numbers 1-10
• Ten frame spinner
• Base-10 spinner with one, ten, and hundred blocks
• Pattern block spinner simple (missing square and tan rhombus)
• Pattern block spinner complete (all 6 shapes)
• Fraction spinner unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4)
• Fraction spinner (1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 6/6)
Here's a sneak peak at the contents.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how you like them!

## Thursday, April 18, 2013

### Counting Coins and Skip Counting

I'll be getting a new work computer in June, so I've slowly been trying to clean up my files. I'll admit that I've been pretty lazy and my download folder is a HUGE mess. (Translation: I have more 5000+ files to review!) This means that as I try to figure out what to keep and what to trash that I've run across some interesting things. When I came across coin images from ClipArt ETC, I decided to create these simple coin counting forms.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how they work!

## Wednesday, April 17, 2013

### Do You Know Physics?

Yes, I know usually write about elementary science topics, but I'm still coming down from my NSTA conference high and have so many great things to share. Here's some food for thought from Henry Reich, creator of MinutePhysics.

## Monday, April 15, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Race for the Treasure!

Race for the Treasure is a simple, quick game where students practice basic facts in addition. The first player rolls two dice and finds the sum. If the sum is less than 7, Player 1 moves ahead one space. If the sum is greater than 7, Player 2 moves ahead one space. If the sum equals 7, the player moves back one space. Play continues in this fashion until one player reaches the treasure chest.

There are three slightly different versions available in this packet. They are pictured below.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how they work!

## Monday, April 8, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Three to Win!

Three to Win is a simple, quick game where students practice basic facts in addition, subtraction and multiplication while using problem solving strategies. The first player rolls two dice and says the numbers. Then he/she looks at the empty spaces on the board and decides whether to ADD the numbers, SUBTRACT the numbers, or MULTIPLY the numbers. Once a choice is made, the player says the number sentence aloud and places his/her marker over the answer. If a player rolls doubles, he/she must cover one of the images on the board. Play alternates until one player gets three markers in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

There are several different versions available in this packet. They are pictured below.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how they work!

## Monday, April 1, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Addition BUMP!

I'm working on some resources for spring and for all those folks reviewing basic facts. Here's a set of BUMP boards I made for addition. Students roll a 10-sided die and then add the number on the board. You'll find boards for adding amounts from 1-10 to numbers from 1-10.

There are two versions available. They are both pictured below.