Last summer I organized the math materials I had created in preparation for teaching a 5th grade math class this school year. The result of this organization was several blog posts with free foldable graphic organizers. I also created four math products that I am selling on Teachers pay Teachers.
This post contains two free resources for teaching math properties. The first is a foldable organizer. The second is a Smart Notebook practice.Continue Reading
Below this paragraph is a link to a Geometry PowerPoint that I created a number of years ago. I came across it as I was going through my math materials and decided to share. I remember it took a L-O-N-G time to create. The PowerPoint may feel a little choppy because I went through and deleted the slides that were textbook specific. I also had my students create a foldable graphic organizer with formulas for their interactive notebooks. Since I couldn’t find the exact organizer that went with the slides, I deleted those slides as well. Even with all the deleted slides the PowerPoint still contains 116 slides with eight lessons. It is not locked, so it can easily be changed to meet your needs.
This surface area experiment ties science and math skills together in a fun and interesting way.
Give each student two ice cubes. individually packaged in Ziploc bags. Chop one ice cube; leave the other whole. Have students observe the ice cubes first to determine which contains the most surface area. Next students should record the amount of time it takes for each ice cube to melt. This experiment is a great cross-curricular activity between math and science as it proves that the more surface area the ice has exposed the quicker the ice will melt.Continue Reading
Creating bulletin boards for the school hallway can be a real challenge. Not only must they look impression, but they also have to show student are learning important skills. This post two bulletin boards that were created for geometry.
Students really enjoyed creating this bulletin board. Not only was it quick and easy to put together, the finished product looks great!Continue Reading
One of my summer projects is to organize my math materials so that I will be better prepared to teach a math class next year. While going through my materials, I found a number of resources I felt would be useful to others. I am providing them in a series of blog posts. If you find this post helpful, check back. As I continue to organize my materials, I will provide additional resources.
This resource contains the foldable place value chart that I used with my fifth grade math students. Interactive notebooks help my students immensely. I hope yours will benefit by creating some of these
organizers as well. Good luck and have fun!.Continue Reading