Easter Fun With Tens and Ones!

Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten class had an Easter party – and worked on counting with tens and ones while having a lot of fun!

The students rotated centers involving tens and ones math while using chocolate eggs, painting Easter eggs, and creating some great Spring animal crafts!

Ms. Sarah printed out “10 frames”, and each student received two. With a pile of ten numbers, the kids got to draw a card and make the number with chocolate eggs in their ten frames, and this went along with EngageNY lessons the class was learning.

Ms. Sarah says her students like to learn and explore through activities that keep them engaged.

We’re Building Number Sentences!

Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten class is hard at work building number sentences!

Students found a variety of manipulatives to use in order to build and solve these math problems.

Below, the engaged students are using tongue depressors with dots to make their number sentences visible and even more exciting.

Several Strategies Help Us Learn!

We all learn in different ways. Take a look at how some of Ms. Adrienne’s second grade Coyotes learn.
As the Engage NY second grade curriculum unfolds, students are introduced to many strategies in which to approach basic addition and subtraction.
Examples include: Arrow Way, Number Bonds, T-Charts, Grouping 10’s and 1’s, and the Vertical Way.
Ms. Adrienne recently gave each of her students “scratch paper” to use in whatever way they chose to best help them as they worked through a double-digit addition worksheet.
“It was fascinating to see the variation of strategies the Coyotes used to accomplish this simple math and how successful each student was at completing their work!” said Ms. Adrienne.
She plays to use the students’ “scratch paper” as information to assess gaps in their understanding of each method, for future planning, and to find ways to make math accessible and fun for every student.

It’s Time to Measure and Round with a Fun and Engaging Third Grade Math Lesson

Ms. Shannon’s third grade class is having a fun time while they practice measuring and rounding in math.

During the lesson, students demonstrated the two skills through a variety of activities. They worked in small groups and were asked to measure different items with several measurement units. Students used a scale to measure bags of seeds in grams; beakers to measure liquid in milliliters; and rulers to measure the length of items – such as a pencil, piece of paper, desk and their shoes – in inches. The kids also answered questions about telling time.

Once all of the measurements were complete, students rounded their answers to the nearest ten.

Ms. Shannon says that her students had fun and learned a lot!