MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication)
TIME: One activity we did quite a bit was to take a blank clock face (no numbers) and to practice putting the hours (1-12) around the edge of the clock in the correct spot. Once that was easy for my son, we took a clock with the numerals and then put the five minute increments around the edge of the clock. :05, :10, :15… up to :55.
Here’s an online game my son does to practice matching the digital time with the analog time http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec1.html
CLOTHES PINS CLOCK/TIME GAME: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/TrainTimeClipCards.htm
PLACE VALUE UP TO 1000:
Straw/Beans — practice making bundles of 10
Go to the Bank — Give a heap of tiles (beans, whatever) 60-90 or so. Have the child count out group 10 tiles and take it to the bank to trade for a Popsicle stick. Do this until he/she can’t count out 10 any more. Have him/her tell parent the total (6 Popsicle sticks, 4 left over =64). Parent counts tiles to check the answer.
Math Stacking Cups — using little plastic cups (the size of medicine cups) place the numerals 0 through 9 on them with stickers (I have about 20 cups). Race to make pyramids with 4 digit, 3 digit, 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. For example give the following numbers 3, 17, 296, 4058 and have the child stack them as fast as possible reading out the numbers properly (four thousand fifty-eight, etc.)
Place Value File Folder Game: http://filefolderfun.com/FirstGradeMath3.html
Sunny Side Up — a dice game for learning single and double digits. I won’t put the directions here; I don’t want this posting to be too long.
MONTESSORI MATH PLACE VALUE
Right now we are using a lot of Montessori Math materials for practicing place value (printing out purple dots in single units, groups of ten, squares of 100 and then I put 10 of the 100s together with a brad to represent the thousands place).
Here’s the site where I got a lot of my free math manipulatives (purple beads) from http://www.montessorimaterials.org/math.htm
I got the Stamp Cards (1 units, 10s, 100s, 1000s for practicing place value here http://www.montessorimaterials.org/Math/stampgame1.pdf — just print them out on colored paper). My numerals were bought from Right Start math, but you can print them out from Montessori Materials here: http://www.montessorimaterials.org/math1.html
MONEY — We work with US coins because there is a penny (1 cent) coin
CANDY STORE GAME: One activity that has been a big hit has been the candy store. You can print out these cards and have your kids shop for candy (with real coins). Printables are at this website: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/MoneyCandyCards.htm
MONKEY MONEY FILE FOLDER GAME: http://filefolderfun.com/FirstGradeMath.html
ROBIN HOOD — Playing Cards have coin stickers(a quarter, a dime and a penny, etc.). I made them up using coin stickers from Oriental Trading. Each player puts down a card the person with the LEAST amount of money is Robin Hood and gets to take the “rich” person’s money.
MULTIPLICATION Sea Lion File Folder Game — X2 and X3 http://filefolderfun.com/SecondGradeMath.html
**TIMEZ ATTACK — There is an AMAZING, free video game called Timez Attack for kids who are learning their times tables. You can download it free at http://www.bigbrainz.com/Download.html It’s well worth taking the video tour to get a feel for the game: http://www.bigbrainz.com/VideoTour.html
MATH JOURNAL — once a week I include a math-related writing activity in his writing journal (example 1: draw me a picture that includes one circle, one square; example 2: draw out this word problem — Max has 6 ice cream cones and drops one; Jill has three ice cream cones but drops two. How many ice cream cones do they have total now?)
Here are some links for making your own tangram puzzles. I cut mine out of foam board.
I cut out the tangran puzzles from these webpages and put
them together with a key ring:
PURCHASED MATH THINGS:
RightStart Math Card Games Kit — http://www.activitiesforlearning.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID;=12 I just LOVE these ideas!
Family Math for Young Children by Jean Kerr Stenmark
Family Math by Jean Kerr Stenmark
DinoMath Tracks Game
Sunny Side Up Dice Game