Monday, June 23, 2014

Marvelous Math Mania

Happy Monday!

I'm thoroughly enjoying my first Monday of summer vacation-it was so nice not to have to wake up to an alarm today!!

In the last few days of school, I wanted my kids to have fun with Math (without requiring me to grade anything :) I was done too!). Here are some of the things we did!

We did Jivey's Make One Whole game (free!). The kids loved it! This was also perfect because we had just finished up our decimals unit-so it was a nice way to spend the last few days of school!

You can easily differentiate this game by changing up the dice you give them. 

Of course, I brought out the megaladon of dice just to make it a little more interesting for them! (and I told them if they rolled a 10, it counted as 10 hundredths not 10 tenths (as many of them wanted to do!)

We also created some pattern block pictures-and they had to be symmetrical! (I did this on the day the most of my girls had 'the talk', so I only had my boys and a couple girls left-they loved it!)

We were also finished up our measuring angles unit (I was double dipping some math for the last math of school-they still needed to be exposed to it!).

We had a little trouble with measuring with protractors, so I wanted the students to gain more familiarity with them.

I had them do protractor drawings! They could use any part of the protractor, but needed to have 5 right, 5 acute and 5 obtuse angles somewhere in their drawing.  This was another favorite!
Yes, this friend drew a minion-how creative was that!
I think this is one of my favorites-he got so creative and when it was finished it looked beautiful!

There you have it! Some fun, easy, educational things to do the last few days of school! (Plus, any of this activities could be used as a center/game station!)

Smiles and Sunshine,

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