April 22, 2020

4 EASY Steps to Teach Your First Graders 10 More, 10 Less AND 100 More, 100 Less

Understanding place value is important for first graders.  Learning to add and subtract by 10 (and then later 100) can be easy to master if kids understand that only one number changes within the number.  Here's the good news...I have some fun full proof ways to help your students master 10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less.

10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less First Grade Math Free Place Value Activities

1. Spend a lot of time developing number sense in your students. 
In my classroom, we make numbers with manipulatives and base ten blocks.
We practice reading and writing numbers continually. We do it together as a group but later students do it independently during scrolling time.

2. Post a giant number grid AND give students their own mini number grids
I have a giant magnetic 120 number grid on my whiteboard.  Using this as an anchor chart, I model counting by ones and counting by tens starting from any number.
3. As a group, we begin orally figuring out 10 More and 10 Less of a number using the number grid as a reference.

4. Move to white board or paper and pencil
I love presenting activities in a clean organized way like this chart below.
10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less First Grade Math Free Place Value Activities
Would you like a copy of this for your students? Grab this 10 More 10 Less HERE
10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less First Grade Math Free Place Value Activities

5. Who doesn't love coloring? Add a little fun by incorporating color by number activities.
As an extra challenge, I ask students to use some of the same strategies they used to figure out 10 more and 10 less, to then figure out 100 more, 100 less.  I love providing extra practice for my students with math color by code worksheets.
10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less First Grade Math Free Activities
How about another FREEBIE for your students?
Grab it HERE (same link as above)
10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less First Grade Math Free Place Value Activities


6. End introducing 10 more and 10 less by playing a fun song while children begin working independently.
Who doesn't love Jack Hartmann? My kiddos go crazy for his lyrical upbeat rhyming tune!  Checkout this Jack Hartmann song on YouTube:

I hope you found these 10 More 10 Less 100 More 100 Less tips useful. 
If your children liked practicing 10 More 10 Less, 100 More 100 Less with these freebies, I have more activities available in my store!   Check out my other 10 More 10 less, 100 More 100 Less resources!


April 13, 2020

Make Distance Learning Easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE Multiplication

School buildings may be closed right now but I know dedicated teachers, like you, are looking for a new and exciting ways to engage your Third Graders.  Have I got a great idea for you?
Make Distance Learning Easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE Multiplication Cards for second grade math and third grade math

Like you, I have been exploring numerous apps and websites, like Clever, IXL and Seesaw, to come up with ways to teach my students math during remote learning . . . and then I tried BOOM!

BOOM Learning is a great website full of digital games created by educators, like me, who want engaging and meaningful games for their students.   

Here's what GREAT about BOOM Cards
They are 
INTERACTIVE
SELF-GRADING
DATA COLLECTING
PAPERLESS
 Here's the quick down-low on BOOM and why you will GET ADDICTED to these Digital cards like I am !
*  Kids love playing them.  I have my students and my own sons playing them at home.
   
* The cards can be played on several different devices such as iPads, chromebookslaptops, and even SMART-BOARDS.  There is even a Boom App.

* BOOM Cards collect data  - what?  yes :)  - and can provide reports to you.  In these reports, you will be able to see what specific questions a student did not get correct.

* There are tons of BOOM Decks, both free and paid, on the Boom Learning Website and Teachers Pay Teachers

* BOOM Cards will always play from https://wow.boomlearning.com   This website is free for the starter version where students play without the self grading component.  If you are interested in self-grading feature for up to 50 students, the Basic membership is only $15 a year.  BUT...here's INCREDIBLE NEWS...BOOM is FREE for all levels during the quarantine unit the end of this school year on June 30th.

* The people at Boom are so helpful.  They even provide videos how to use Boom Cards with your students  https://wow.boomlearning.com/howToTeach
Boom Learning also has it's own YOUTUBE Channel for specific step by step instructions if needed.

Check out this Multiplication Times 10  I created just for you. There are 24 cards in all.

The cards begin with multiple choice of 2 for the first 6 cards 
Make distance learning easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE multiplication task cards for 2nd grade and 3rd grade math
Make distance learning easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE multiplication task cards for 2nd grade and 3rd grade math
Then the next 6 cards have multiple choice between 4 choices.  
I just kicked it up a bit here.
Make distance learning easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE multiplication task cards for 2nd grade and 3rd grade math
The next 6 cards the student actually have to type in the answer.
Make distance learning easier with Boom Digital Learning FREE multiplication task cards for 2nd grade and 3rd grade math
The last 6 cards students identify and drop/drag multiples of 10


How cute are these still photographs of the cards?  
Are you little intrigued?

Check out this video of some of the cards in action.

So don't wait any longer! Grab this FREEBIE here!



My wish is that you enjoy this Multiplication Times 10 Boom Card FREE Deck for your kiddos.  Stay safe and healthy during this time.  I am thinking of all my fellow teachers every day as we navigate this new normal together.