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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Rounding and a FREEBIE!

Today I am linking up with Cara at The First Grade Parade for Throwback Thursday. 

Even though I haven't been blogging for long, I have enjoyed sharing some of the activities that I am doing in my lovely, little classroom.  Here's one of my favorite posts about math!


At the end of the last school year, each grade level team in our school was given some money to spend on math materials and manipulatives to support the switch to common core math.  Before that, it had been an  i n c r e d i b l y loooong time since we had received any new math materials.  Needless to say, we teachers were extremely excited!  We had no trouble finding ways to spend the allotted money.  One of the items that we bought were these nifty place value dice from Lakeshore.
Our packages arrived just before the end of the school year.  We ooh'ed and aah'ed and then promptly packed our purchases away for the summer.

This school year, I have a group of gifted and accelerated kiddos for math.  I am always looking for hands-on ways to extend their learning.  During our unit on rounding, I pulled these dice out and tried to figure out a fun yet educational way to use them.   The following game was born! 
Click on the picture to download a copy for FREE! 

I know that the title is less than imaginative, but the kids
L O V E D it!  They had a great time playing the game with a partner.

My goal with the game was to reinforce the relationship between rounding to the tens and rounding to the hundreds.  In order to do this, the children had to roll the dice, record the number, and then round that number to both the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.  After playing the game, I was confident that the children had mastered the concept of rounding.  Click on the picture to grab a copy of the recording sheet for your class!  Happy rounding!!

1 comment:

  1. Love your game! And easily differentiated for bigger numbers...thanks!

    Craft of Teaching