Sometimes I hear those two words and want to
Are you listening??
If you want the really good PD sessions at the conferences..... you need to get there early and if need be
Needless to say, I learned my lesson. Next time I will come prepared (to kick and shout)!!
Any who, one great thing that I took away from this conference was Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks. These ladies have published several books that use games in order to teach math. This was perfect for me because my Professional Development Project for the year was "How can mathematical games affect student engagement and math learning?". So I was hooked! I also loved that these books only require dice, cards, and some teacher created materials (so thrifty me was happy that I didn't have to spend too much money on additional resources).
Here is one game that I have used and loved, if you want to learn more or have questions you can check out their website or email me.
This is for Grades 1-3 and requires the students to do addition and subtraction up to 20 and understand odd and even numbers. You can have 2-4 players and all you need is some cards (ace to 5 for Grade 1, or ace to 9 for Grade 2 and 3), paper and a pencil. Using the game board (there is one already made in the back of the book, you can download one from the website, or you can use mine), students start at 10 and try and make their way to 0 or 20. Each player turns over one card from the deck, if it is an odd card the player must subtract and move back the number of spaces indicated on the card. If it is an even number they must add and move forward the number of spaces indicated on the card. The first player to get exactly to twenty or zero is the winner.
As a way to celebrate the end of March and the start of April I am having a March Madness TPT & TN sale!!!! Everything in my stores will be 20% off until March 30th.