Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flip Flop Product Swap Linky!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying your summer!  There is a new and fun linky in bloggy world called "Flip Flop Product Swap" and it is hosted by "Confessions of a Teaching Junkie".  If you would like to join in on the fun just click the picture above to go and link up. 

I teamed up with Daina over at Sticky Notes & Glitter and I picked her product called "Down in the Deep Blue Sea".  This unit includes 54 pages of differentiation and FUN!  It is a fantastic math unit that covers a significant amount of the standards in one unit.  You could use just one or all of the activities included in this unit because they are all so much fun.

What a great way to get to see different products as we start getting ready in the next month to head back to school. (I had a hard time typing that sentence)  Here are the activities that are included in this fantastic product:

1. To Sink or Not to Sink: It is a four person game and each player gets a battleship game board.  Each player gets six cards and the fun begins.  All kids love the game Battleship including this big kid!

2. Something's Fishy: In this game the students determine whether or not the math facts are "true" or "false" and recorded on the sheet that is included.

3. Ship Shape Place Value: Students can take turns or work together to match the base ten block pictures to the ship pictures with the numbers on them. There is a recording sheet included.

4. What Number Does That Make?:  Students will place the TENS and the ONES cards down in two different piles.  Students take turns and take one card from each pile. They put the cards on the fish tank work mats to represent that number.    

5. Fishin' For Time: Students pair up to play "Time" bingo.  Put the analog clock cards in a pile, face down.  Students draw a card and match it to the digital time on their bingo board.  The letter and time have to match up to be able to cover it up!  What a great way to make bingo even more fun!

6. Battle for Power: Print out and get the spinner prepared for the game.  Students will pair up with a buddy for this game.  The goal is to spin the spinner two times and decide which number can be made to make the largest one. There is also a recording sheet for this game as well.

Here are the standards that are being used during this math unit and I know from looking at these standards that a lot of thought and creativity went into this unit to make it so awesome!

Common Core Standards Addressed:

1.OA.7 - Work with addition and subtraction equations. Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. (1 Center)

1.OA.8 - Work with addition and subtraction. Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. (1 Center)

1.NBT.2 - Understand place value. Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones, etc. (2 Centers)

1.MD.3 - Tell and write time. Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks. (1 Center)

1.NBT.3 - Understand place value. Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisions with the symbols >, =, and <. (1 Center)

Thank you Daina for letting me get to review this AWESOME math unit and I can't wait to use it with my students when yet another school year gets started.  Is it me, or does summer seem to get shorter and shorter each year?  Anyway, Have a safe and happy summer!

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