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Showing posts with label color coded number grid to 120. Show all posts
Showing posts with label color coded number grid to 120. Show all posts

Five Ways to Practice Counting By Fives

I've got some kids that totally need practice counting by 5s!  This is a pretty important math concept, as it is needed to count money as well as tell time.  As they get older, it will help with multiplication.  

Five Ways to Practice Counting by Fives: Here are several ideas to help students practice skip counting, including a few freebies!

 
Plus, it's in the Common Core State Standards for second grade:  
CCSS.Math.Content 2 NBT.A.2: Count within 1000; skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

Yes, that does say within 1,000!  That means they should be able to start at 825 and keep going by 5s through 1,000!
That's why I brainstormed this list of 
Five Ways to Practice Counting by Fives!

1.  Here are some You Tube Videos that are great!  They combine music, rhythm, visuals, and fun!  That's a brain based recipe for learning!

Exercise and Count by 5s - Jack Hartman
 

Blast Off!  Counting by 5s

Counting by Fives Song  by Have Fun Learning

Counting by Fives - Schoolhouse Rock

Whacha' Gonna Do?  (Rap counting by 2, 5 and 10)

As I was posting these, I listened to them. That last one (the rap) is now stuck in my head. I suppose that's great if it happens to the kids who need to learn to count by 5s!

2.  Learning Games!  I posted about this game just the other day.  It's great for learning any sequence that needs to be memorized. To download the directions, explore the image for the link, or go here: How to Play Countdown.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Countdown-A-Circle-Game-to-Practice-Any-Sequence-5152541?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Countdown

3.  Let them see the pattern!  I like to have loads of laminated copies of number grids around the room for the kids to look at, talk about, and mark up with their wipe off markers.  They can call out the numbers by 5s as they circle them.  It really helps those visual kids to see the patterns. (Brain research tells us ALL students benefit from visuals! You can download a freebie color coded number grid HERE (or click the image) and you can download a freebie color coded number grid here: Color Coded Number Grid.(or see  the image.) Plus you can download your color coded grid to 1,000 grid here: Numbers 0 - 1,000.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Coded-Number-Grid-to-120-5154764?utm_source=Blog%20Post&utm_campaign=Color%20Coded%20Numbers#show-price-update




https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Grid-to-1000-277047?utm_source=math%20product%20page&utm_campaign=Number%20Grid%20to%201000


4.  Get physical - and funny!  Kids need to move, and we know that movement and exercise help bring oxygen to the brain, therefore helping the memory!  We do loads of movement while counting, such as follow the leader, brain gym exercises, jumping jacks, push ups (the boys love these... and think they're doing them right with their little behinds up in the air!) and just about anything we can think of to get the counting to be automatic.  Since laughter also brings oxygen to the brain, it's fun to do the counting with a funny voice.  For some reason, I often break into a southern accent while counting by 5s, and the kids giggle like crazy and join right in!  (Waving y'all to all my southern friends... feel free to break into a Boston accent with your kids!)

5.  Don't stop at 100, and leave out the "and"!  I know, this isn't actually a 5th idea, but it's a pet peeve of mine.  My second graders are learning that counting by 5s keeps going after 100!  Those first 2 rows after 100 on the hundred grid are the toughest for the kids to learn, so it's important to go at least past 120!  Did you realize the proper way to say 105 is "one hundred five" without the word and.  Technically, the word "and" stands for the decimal point, so "one hundred and five" really means 100.5.  (OK, you'd really say "one hundred and five tenths", but let's get the kids in the right habit now so the kids won't get confused when they learn decimals!) 


 
Five Ways to Practice Counting by Fives: Here are several ideas to help students practice skip counting, including a few freebies!

Are You Ready for Day 100?

Holy cow, Day 100 is right around the corner! 

 
There are loads of ideas on Pinterest and teaching blogs all over the internet. The hard part is choosing the best stuff without having to spend a month on Day 100!  
 
Are you ready for Day 100? This post contains several ideas, resources, books, and freebies to help celebrate Day 100.

In the Common Core State Standards, most of second grade focuses on Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. Day 100 is a great day to celebrate the concepts of Place Value and Base Ten. Luckily, most of these activities go right along with these standards for this level!

Last year I posted about my tradition: Day 100 Caroling!  We really do go from classroom to classroom and sing a song. I wish I could share all the songs I've collected, but they're not mine to share, but I'd be glad to share my own: 100 Days Smarter (freebie). I think it's a nice reminder of all the work we've done so far this year! Plus, music, movement, and fun are all ways to help the brain remember things! Day 100 Caroling is one thing that kids tell me they remember about being in my second grade classroom.

Are you ready for Day 100? This post contains several ideas, resources, books, and freebies to help celebrate Day 100.

Here's an activity we've already been playing for a couple of weeks, since it's directly related to what we're working on in Math. (Adding and subtracting with 2 digits.) They really need to master the idea of adding and subtracting tens, and this freebie game is doing the trick!  Beanie Toss to 100

Are you ready for Day 100? This post contains several ideas, resources, books, and freebies to help celebrate Day 100.

For some of my kids, I need to challenge them with more complex computations. This game is a popular one, and makes them think. With my second graders, I have them figure out the number they're waiting for ahead of time, but older kids probably wouldn't need to do that. I Have... Who Has...? gives the children practice figuring out compliments of 100.  (57 +  = 100)

Are you ready for Day 100? This post contains several ideas, resources, books, and freebies to help celebrate Day 100.

Color Coded Number Grid Freebie There are tons of games that can be played on the Number Grid! My favorite is simply Race to 100 with dice or Race from 100 with dice. The children roll two dice, and proceed along the number line from 0 to 100. The subtraction version has them starting at 100 and counting backward to 0. The conversation that goes along with these games are as valuable as the number grid itself. For more of a challenge, or a quicker game, use 3 or 4 dice!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Coded-Number-Grid-to-120-5154764?utm_source=72b&utm_campaign=Color%20coded%20number%20grid

Again, with second graders, I want to celebrate 100 with more than just counting to 100. This game gives the children practice adding and subtracting 100 to 4 digit numbers.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mental-Math-Adding-and-Subtracting-100-to-4-digit-Numbers-428628?utm_source=73b&utm_campaign=Mental%20Math%20100

Want to make your life easier? Grab this bundle! It's got a little bit of everything, for lots of math levels and interests! 
And, of course, a few books for the occasion! Explore each image for an affiliate link to Amazon to learn more about the book! I never miss an opportunity to include literature in my math lessons.  My students love books!
 
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I find Day 100 brings much excitement from all levels. How will you be celebrating Day 100?


Are you ready for Day 100? This post contains several ideas, resources, books, and freebies to help celebrate Day 100.

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