Math can be fun! Playing games has changed our math routine!
This week I’ve been furiously working to set up my Math Games Galore. Our school uses Everyday Math. One drawback is the pacing of the lessons. Some will take minutes to complete, while others will take forever! Also, because so much of the program is independent, kids finish at different times, thus creating a huge gap between starting our next subject! This has created a huge discrepancy in the lesson times.
I’ve struggled the past two years since our adoption to find quality activities to “fill this gap.” Recently, I’ve seen some awesome ideas floating around Pinterest and other blogs. So, I thought I’d set aside some time to create my very own version of math stations!
First and foremost, I wanted to make the games completely self-sufficient for the students so that I can focus on those who still need help with the day’s lesson. I purchased four Sterilite stackable drawers at CVS for around $12 each. This way, I can put all supplies for the game inside and the students can simply slide the drawer out for whichever game they choose to play with their partner.
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