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Day 81: Fractions and Decimals

With this cut-and-paste activity, my 6th graders had to match the multiplication sentence with its respective product. However, the multiplication sentences were written as fractions and the products as decimals.  Aside from noticing patterns, students noticed a relationship between the … Continue reading

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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 70: Hamburger and Fries

Hamburger and Fries is a game I picked up at a conference about 7 years ago. Similar to Buzz, the game begins with counting consecutive whole numbers. Multiples of a particular number, such as 3, are replaced with the word … 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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Days 51-52: Pattern Block Fraction Design

Just a little task to review addition and subtraction with fractions (particularly the difference between a whole number and mixed number) , as well as get students thinking about multiplication of whole numbers and fractions. Just the right task for … 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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