Category Archives: game

Day 80: On Target! Decimal Style

Playing On Target! with 4th grade students yesterday inspired me to play with my 6th grade students today. However, my 6th graders’ target number was 10. Players rolled a 0-9 die five times, arranged the digits to create two decimal … Continue reading

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Day 79: Targeting 2500

On Target! is perfect for practice for any concept, with estimation and strategy thrown in for good measure. In this variation, played with a class of 4th graders, the target was 2500. Players select 4 cards from the deck (1o’s … Continue reading

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Day 67: Expanded Form with Dice

Yup. Another great activity from a session given at NCTM Baltimore by Jane and John Felling from Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks. The task is easily adaptable by simply increasing (or decreasing) the number of dice to accommodate for whole … Continue reading

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Day 60: Revisiting a Favorite

Earlier in the year, I used this great activity from Runde’s Room to review prime factorization with my 6th graders. Because of its resounding success the first time around, using the task for my 5th grade advanced class was a … Continue reading

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Day 59: Factor Flip

Share and share alike. It’s how we grow as teachers. It’s how I’ve grown over this past year with ideas and activities from my friends in the MTBoS. The free activities on Teachers Pay Teachers have also been a great … Continue reading

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Day 48: Products in a Row

Products in a Row is a game I picked up from John Hinton’s session at NCTM Baltimore, and introduced to 4th grade as a fun way to review and practice multiplication facts. To play, roll two dice and find the … Continue reading

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