Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Math Activities


There are literally thousands of Halloween-themed Math worksheets out there. They may seem like fun, but they are still worksheets! Here are a few non-worksheet Halloween Math activities:

Activities include Candy Math, Batty for Shapes, Seasonal Problem-Solving, and Halloween Estimation. Suitable for primary students, but could be adapted for older students.

Describes the following activities for elementary students: Pumpkin Math, Spider Math, and Halloween Data.

These are samples of Halloween word problems written by elementary students. They could be used as examples for students of all ages to write their own.

This is a computer game students can use to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.

The following pumpkin-themed activities are described: Math Mat, Measurement, Symmetry, Glyphs & Graphing Ideas, Math-Literature Connections, Games, and Problem Solving.

These Math activities which use Halloween-themed erasers as manipulatives are geared towards younger students.

These Halloween-themed Math activities use dollar-store items as manipulatives. The activities described are more suitable for students in the primary grades but could be adapted for older students.

Using Lego to Teach Math Concepts


Here are just a few of the resources which describe how LEGO can be used to teach Math concepts:

This blog post describes how LEGO can be used to teach part-part-total thinking, building square numbers, fractions, multiplication & division, and mean, median, mode & range. There are some teaching tips and useful downloadable templates.

This is a list of links to resources which describe how LEGO can be used to teach counting, basic skills (number sense), addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurement, and algebra.

This post describes (with pictures!) how LEGO can be used to teach fractions, area & perimeter, multiplication, mean, median, mode & range, place value, spatial awareness, and fractions. There is a nifty downloadable LEGO/dice template here.

This is a short video demonstrating how LEGO can be used to teach fractions.,in-the-classroom

This is a collection of ideas using LEGO to teach a variety of Math concepts including counting by 1s, 5s, & 10s, number building, estimation, fractions sorting, statistics, area & perimeter, 3-D shapes, symmetry, algebra, and ratio & proportion. There are some downloadable activity cards and lots of teaching ideas for using LEGO in other subject areas as well.




100 Questions That Promote Mathematical Discourse

100 Questions That Promote Mathematical Discourse
Asking better questions can open new doors for students, promoting mathematical thinking and classroom discourse. Encourage discussions with this infographic that offers 100 questions created by Dr. Gladis Kersaint, mathematics expert and advisor for Ready® Mathematics, to incorporate into your instruction.
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