Sunday, June 26, 2011

Math Work Stations Chapter 6

Place value was really not a chapter that I was looking forward to. I didn't feel like I really taught place value very well. We count the days we are in school and bundle the straws. We talk about ones, tens and hundreds in kindergarten. But, after reading Debbie Diller's book, I realized it can be a whole lot more. Ms. A has posted an awesome blog post about this chapter with tons of fabulous games. It has got me excited to try some of the games. They all look great and I realize that I can make place value fun for the kids now too and it doesn't have to be boring.

Here is a game that I would like to share. It can be played a couple of ways. You can have a student choose a domino. They can make two different numbers with this domino depending on how it is turned. If there are two dots on one side and six on the other, the number can be either 26 or 62. The child draws the dots on the blank domino and writes the numeral in the blank. Then the child can circle the number on the 100 chart. This can also be played in reverse. You can have students circle numbers that are on the 100 chart and then draw the dots to represent the number with dominoes. For example, circle the number 47 and then the child would draw four dots on the tens side and seven dots on the ones side.

For other wonderful ideas, link up with Ms. A and other great teachers here:


Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

I love the Place Value Dominoes game! Thanks for linking up with me!

Meredith said...

I love your place value dominoes game! Thanks for sharing! I'm printing it out right now to use in summer school this week. I love simple games that use stuff I already have in my classroom like dominoes and dice!

Keen on Kindergarten

Mrs. Saoud said...

Great post and grab. Thank you for contributing!


Jayne said...

Thanks Shauna for sharing the Place Value Dominoes activity. I can see the students enjoying this activity. It's great to see another Longhorn on here! Hook'em! I'm a UT graduate too.


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