Sunday, November 18, 2012

M.I.A...and a freebie....

Yes, I have been "Missing In Action".  Action being school work.  I'm sure every one of you wonderful teachers can relate.  What do I do the minute my vacation starts?  More teacher stuff of course!  I'm lucky that my personal kiddos are at the age where they would rather I not be around so much (which is why I like to be around even more--HA!), I can find a minute, hour, few hours late into the night to surf the web for inspirations and great ideas to make my work easier, more interesting and colorful!  My kiddos at school, however, need me the entire day....UGH!  :)

For now I've posted a little something in my TPT store AND I'm offering you a little freebie to boot!  Click on the picture to head to the goods.

Here's a little freebie.  It's a multiple representations chart that I like to use with my 2nd graders.  They not only have to show the number and write the number in expanded notation, but they also have to decide where the number belongs on the number line and justify why they put it there.  Click the pict to download a FREE copy.

Hope this is something you can use!

Together for Our Kids,


Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Wonderful! I do a daily number activity with my Multi-age students, but do not have them place the number on a number line! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy L said...

I don't know if anyone else is having trouble, but I keep getting an error message when I go to download the activitiy.


susanlulu said...

I love the number line activity! The only other thing I require is the word form of each number. Let me ask you something. (I'm not complaining, just reclarifying...) On the number line, do the kids just have to put the number on the number line anywhere between the two lines (it falls between)or do you ask them to be more exact? For example, if the number is 101, would you require them to place their marker or number right after the 100 or just anywhere before the 250? If it has to be "near" exact, then you don't have the numberline marked off exactly correct because you don't have the same numbers between each point. (100-250)and (750-999) are not not the same as the others. Do you see what I mean? Thanks again!!!! I'm new to 2nd grade after 28 years and need to know what to expect out of my kids.

Denise said...

Cindy--I'm sorry it's not working, but thanks for your email. I will send it to you (a revised version--see next)

Susanlulu--You are totally right!! I didn't even see it that way! I am going to change 100 to 0...I will email you the corrected one. :) In my 2nd grade class we begin number lines by drawing a line on the board or using a long piece of string, to create our own number line. I start with 0 to 100. I give each student a number and they place it one at a time on the number line where they feel it should go. They have to justify why they put the number where they did. We have a lot of repositioning of numbers, but the math talk between them is great.

Hope that makes sense.... :)


Krista Mehrtens said...

Thanks for the freebie! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Lisa Jenifer said...

I think to teach the Number sense, then number activities on daily, is helpful practice for the kids. You have share good idea and i appreciated your effort and Thanks for sharing here. I like share useful platform to learn math free of cost.
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