This and That!
By Mary Montero
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This post is going to be all over the place! There is a little bit of 6th grade math, a little bit of advanced 3rd grade math, and a limited time freebie for you!
I’ll start with the math. On Halloween, my students did an activity to solidify their dividing and multiplying decimals skills. I also wanted to do a little mini introduction of unit rate. Boy, was this a doozy for some of them! Some of them had a really tough time figuring out which numbers to divide and where. They did a much better job on “Nuts about Nutrition,” so it would be perfect for 5th grade and up with some guidance. The first page is probably more appropriate for 6th grade and up. Once they figured out how to do it, they loved it!
You can download it free here.
As they worked, I let them munch on some of the snacks that were used in the mini project. They had to write down how many of each they had, and then they figured out how many calories they ate on their snack tray. They really enjoyed this part! (Of course!)
In advanced 3rd grade math, we have been working on multiplication and division. Some of my students were still having a hard time figuring out which order to divide, so we made this handy chart. We used these multiplication task cards, and instead of having them write out the equations and solve, we just focused on the units they were working with and the units that they would get when they found their answer. All of the kids agreed that it was helpful for them to look at these patterns!
Finally, I whipped up some cause and effect task cards for fall to review with my students. On that same day, I hit 4,000 followers at my Teachers Pay Teachers store (oh my gosh!), so I decided to make them free on my Facebook Fan Page. They’ve been free for about a week, and I’ll leave them free a bit long. Go to my Facebook Fan Page NOW to grab your freebie!
I’m so glad you are here. I’m a current gifted and talented teacher in a small town in Colorado, and I’ve been in education since 2009. My passion (other than my family and cookies) is for making teachers’ lives easier and classrooms more engaging.