Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by cinaminsweet, Aug 24, 2008.
Aug 24, 2008
What do you do for math on the first day of school?
This is a great question. For me, I plan to do the following activities with my new kiddos on day 1:
1.) Play "Aorund the World" with their mulitplication facts
2.) Set-up their Math journals, where the first entry is "Where do I see Math in my everyday world?"
3.) A 5-minute drill sheet. We are using this program for numerical fluency daily in timed drills everyone starts out on addition, 100 problems, if they master 95 or more problems, then they go on to subtraction
These are my ideas so far Hope this helps a little!!
I plan on doing some fun math with their birthdays and names to help us get to know one another.
Birthdays: Make a bar graph showing birthdays per month
Names: Find mean, median, and mode of the amount of letters in each name
I also like the math journal idea. If you have different math games, you could pass them out to different desk clusters and let groups play with them for a bit.
I sometimes do an activity with each letter having a value (A= $.01, B= $.02, etc) and we predict whose name is most expensive, then find the value of our own name and compare.
Aug 25, 2008
Thanks for all the great ideas!