We love Reviewing Math Skills!

This week we decided that each day after our math lesson, we wanted to have a lot of new math centers that review the concepts we’ve learned this year! The Busy Class and K-5 Math Teaching Resources came to rescue Mrs. Felter and give her some great ideas! We set up new expectations for our math center time. Here are the rules we established:

Expectations for Math Centers

  1. Have a positive attitude about centers and partners.
  2. Read the directions before asking for help!
  3. Stay focused the whole time.
  4. Organize your materials and clean up when you’re done.
  5. All done? Clean up & find Mrs. F for a new center!

With these new expectations, that we created ourselves, we are having a fabulous time! Here we are hard at work.Busy Class Centers 3Busy Class CentersBusy Class Centers 5 Busy Class Center 2   Busy Class Centers 4

A Great Math Week!

We are about to have a fabulous week of math centers! I have been hard at work preparing fun ways for our class to review for the End of Grade test! This week you’ll have opportunities to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, working with time and money, graphing, area and perimeter, geometry, and more! All of our centers will include games and partners to help you stay engaged in your learning! So get your math journal and a pencil and get ready to have some fun! 

Awesome Centers from the Busy Class on TpT

Pablo really likes the telling time game!pablo plays math ceners by The Busy ClassWe send a big thank you to The Busy Class and K-5 Math Teaching Resources for creating such awesome centers for us!

Also, I found a rhombus on Pablo’s head! Crazy!

Pablo has a rhombus!

Division Stories

Division problems can be tricky when you first try to attack them! Coming up with a story to go with your problem can help you understand what the problem is asking you to do. For example the problem  10/5= x can look confusing. But when you write a story for it, it is easy! Look at this division problem below from Mrs. Harris’ class.

Here is another problem to consider:

18/3 = x

To solve this problem I can come up with a story to help me think about splitting 18 three different ways. Here is my story:

I have three boxes to carry 18 cupcakes in to school. If I want each box to contain an equal number of cupcakes, how many cupcakes will end up in each box?

Now I can draw out pictures of the boxes and split the cupcakes into each one. After I split up the cupcakes equally, I see that I have six cupcakes in each box. 18/3 = 6

It’s your turn! Write a division problem for this equation:

24/4 = x

For our Math Blog Center this week, write division problems for the following equations. Draw pictures, and solve the problems. Remember to write your problems out on the center paper and leave a comment as well!

12/6 = x

24/3 = x

30/5 = x