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The Secret Formula for the 21st Century Math Classroom
The Secret Formula for the 21st Century Math Classroom

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This is creative math!!!

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This is what you should have had for lunch today.

A claustrophobic person gets on a train. The train enters a tunnel just as it is leaving the station. Where is the best place for him to sit

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Hundreds Chart Math Review

This is a math game focusing on NUMBER SENSE that utilizes hundred charts.

Have your students use any type of counters to cover the numbers.

Teacher calls out:
"all of the even numbers", "all of the multiples of 4", all the "Prime" numbers, etc. …

Children can work with a partner as you direct from a chart on the overhead.

Play stops when everyone has covered the numbers using your directions. It can later be placed as a center!

Hundred charts can be used in "hundreds" of different math games, what's one that you have used in your classroom?

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Math Interrogation

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"HA! You wouldn't know an isosceles if it bit you in the Hypotenuse! Really, Frank - Sometimes you're so Obtuse. --- And you're always Right, Vivian

Prime & Composite Game

With one of the crayons, let students divide their own 10 x 10 grid paper into five playing boards with two vertical towers of 10 squares for each game.

Ask them to write “P” for “Prime” under one of the towers and “C” for “Composite” under the other.

The object of the game is to be the first to fill both towers with prime and composite numbers from the bottom up.

On each turn, players roll the dice and have three numbers to choose from.

For example, if a 2 and a 3 are rolled, the player has the option of writing the number 23 or 32, or he may add the two digits together to get the number 5.

The students should write the number at the bottom of its respective tower.

If a player rolls numbers already written, she loses her turn; if she rolls doubles, she gets another turn, and if she rolls “snake eyes,” she gets to place an “X” in either tower as a free space and roll again.

The first to the top of both towers is the winner!

Meter Measurement Game

Put your students in groups and give each group a meter stick, a pencil and a sheet of paper. Allow them to discuss and write down three things they see in the classroom that they predict might equal one meter if added together.

Give them time to actually measure the items, record their lengths and add these recordings together.

Which group came the closest to one meter? If you have advanced or older students, they can measure to the nearest 1/8 inch and convert their measurements to decimals.

What are some other units of measurement this game could be used to work on?
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