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Monday, September 10, 2012

Number Line Fun & Winners

This morning, I was updating Honey Bunch Blog Design with a few new blogs we completed over this weekend when I ran across these pictures at Perfectly Primary.



I instantly had an idea of how I would use this brilliant idea!

1. Customized number line. I am so excited by this idea. I could go to the store pick out any border that matches my classroom and create an adorable, cheap, unique number line. All I would need is a sharpie!

2. Addition center: Make the first star say "0" to start with. Then roll a die. Add it to the number you are on. Use Starbursts for game piece. First one to 100 (or 120 if using CCSS) wins. Either way you get to eat your Starburst when done. And to make it trickier - you can set up the rules to where the file roll has to be one to get you to that point exactly. So if you are on 98... you would have to roll a 2 to win!

3. Subtraction center: Instead of starting at 0 start at 100 (or 120 if using CCSS) and then subtract you way to zero!

If you wanted to make sure your students were adding/subtracting correctly then you could make a worksheet or have them write their rolls on a sheet of paper.

To make it easier you could make your number line shorter. Oh there are so many different ways you could use this idea. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Allison is a preschool teacher and so her use for this is completely different. Stop by Perfectly Primary to see what she did while I allow my mind to continue running wild.

WINNERS! WINNERS!

I had two giveaways this past week and it is now time to announce the winners. I love giving stuff away!

Giveaway #1 

The Winner is
 
Giveaway #2 
The Winner is
I sent you both an email with information on how to claim your prizes. Thanks again to Lilcookies and Maria Dismondy for your generosity!
Cuz I know you are all dying to find out... as I am sure you heard the yelling coming form our house yesterday... Opening game of the season... BEARS WIN BY 20!

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2 Comments:

At September 10, 2012 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Sasha Marie said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Woohoo bears! Great game yesterday :)

- Sasha
The Autism Helper

 
At September 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Chrissy said...

I have done this with borders and it is terrific! I've also cut borders apart and used them for pattern work. My kinders are currently collecting "cupcake compliments" while using cupcakes from a border strip to track their progress.

I hope you are having a wonderful year!

 

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