My kids LOVE the game Hungry Hippos. It is one of our favorite games to play when it's 'game time.' Since I like to look for ways to turn any game into an opportunity for learning, I came up with a simple 'upgrade' to include some math to this fast and fun game. The math focus in this 'upgraded' activity will be addition with multiple addends. This activity is ideal for math practice at home, math centers, or a game corner if you have in the classroom.
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Sometimes learning math the traditional pen to paper way can feel a bit bleak. I remember the only time I felt motivated to do math was when it became a game. The gaming aspect encouraged me to keep practicing and persevering to the next level. With more practice I was able to recall answers faster and had a better understanding of the math question. To save you time this week, this blog post provides six fun online games to practice subtraction; and they are all free to play!
It's no secret that lots of practice makes perfect, but sometimes repetition can become boring. That's why games are such an awesome way to make learning fun. Whenever my kids are engaged, they learn so much more, as opposed to being forced to do that plain black and white drill to s'kill' worksheet. Apart from creating resources, I am also constantly sourcing out other educational activities that are readily available and easily accessible on the Internet. There is an abundance of educational games that are free to play, ready to click and go. However, sometimes in the rush of the crazy teacher life, sourcing games of such educational value can be a stretch when time and stress levels reach high points. That's why, this week, I'm sharing with you a fun collection of free to play multiplication games that you can bookmark and have ready at your fingertips to assign to a student or your class. I'm pretty picky at the games I choose, there's lots of free stuff on the web, but I've weeded through them to share with you some of the best!
Are your students bored or lacking the motivation to practice adding numbers? Make addition fun in the classroom, or even at home, with these engaging, fun, and easy to prep activities. I've tried to include a variety of ideas. Some work well for the early years, while others suit older students. From preschool to fifth grade, there's something in this post to teach, challenge, and motivate.
If you are looking for ways to add some fun to practicing rounding numbers, then check out these fun and free online rounding games. Make the games a part of your math centers if you have iPads, tablets, or computers available (with Internet access), or encourage to play at home to get some extra rounding math practice in.
Planning a week filled with Easter activities that are fun and yet still educational? Well, here is another free resource that you can add to your collection for your math sessions this week.
These Easter 'What's the question?' cards are great to help your students create their own Easter themed math word problems.
How to use
There are 30 cards in this set. Hopefully, that should be enough for at least one card per student. If you have more than 30 students, you’ll need to either make an extra set of cards OR pair students for the activity (one card per pair). Students pick one card at random and keep their card a secret. On the blank card (or piece of paper) they must create a math word problem that will equal to the answer on the card that they have. For example, “The answer is 3 bunnies” – They know that the math question they make must equal 3 and be bunnies. Once they finish writing their word problem, they must write their name on the back and either hand back to you, place in a box or get ready to swap with another student. Give the student made word problems (at random from a box or swapped) to other students. Each student must solve the problem given, and then find the creator of it to see if they answered correctly. Alternatively, you could complete the questions as a class and ‘check in’ with the maker of the word problem to see if it was answered correctly by everyone.
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Easter Reading Mystery  Once Upon a Crime, Easter EGGpocalypse!
Easter Reading Mystery: Once Upon A Crime, Easter 'EGGpocalypse.'
NO PREP, just print and go!  The main goal in this mystery is to encourage reading.  The work involved to solve the clues covers skills such as comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, synonyms, cause and effect statements, that work with the reading passages.  The discovery format requires a fill in the missing letter process to unlock clues.  Reading the text is required to be able to solve the missing letters in words, sentences and statements.  Each clue requires students to critically think to decide which suspects they can eliminate from their suspect list. The last suspect remaining is who is responsible for the Easter Eggpocalypse. All of the reading passages are included in this original story that features your 'student detective' as the hero throughout. 
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