K-2: shapes, counting, area
Our logos for our Family Math Night Take-Home kits are done! A little behind schedule but all good things are worth the wait!
These Take-Home kits were designed to continue the learning at home! Here are the deets:
Send your families home with games they can play over and over. Used to supplement a Family Math Night event or use separately, these Take Home kits are a great way to engage parents in their child’s learning. We have two different kits to choose from.
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The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics is really emphasizing number lines in student work with numbers. So I thought I’d include one on a What Do You Notice? Poster at last night’s Family Math Night event. But in order to reflect both the primary and intermediate grades, not only did I include the counting numbers, but I marked the fourths, as well.
Some students noticed the color pattern I used – even numbers are blue and odd are red. Then the half was yellow and so on. I also put a little dot to mark the halfway point between 0 and 5 and a lot of students picked up on that. No-one converted fractions to decimals but my favorite comment was from Kelsey who noticed that “there are 20/4 in all on the graph”.
Here’s another super fun collaborative projects I did at my last Family Math Night event. As I was doing research for the project I realized just how much math there is in one tiny snowflake. That’s why snowflakes are my latest passion!
Click the image to the left to get the lesson plan and check out other great STEAM projects!
I’ve been wanting to try out an idea I had for our Family Math Night events and, since we were trying out our newest kit, Gellin’ with Geometry, it was the perfect opportunity.
My idea was to have a project that all the participants contributed to so that at the end of the event, we would have one big something to share. In keeping with the geometry theme, I decided to include a station where participants could made one honeycomb cell. As the cells were completed, we could begin to put them all together.
What a success!! It was one of the most popular stations. And the result was phenomenal.
It was so much fun doing that I wanted to share it with others. So I put together a short video describing the process and the math. BTW, this activity can easily be done in a classroom setting, as well! If you’re interested in the lesson plan and other great STEAM projects, click the image above.