- Published on Sunday, January 27 2013 6:00 am
A week from today is Superbowl Sunday, February 3rd.
I'll be completely honest with you - I have no idea who's playing - I'm more interested in the chicken wings instead of the game :)
BUT - I bet some of you, and many of your students are excited about the actual game - and *I* have a math game that you might get excited about, too!
I present to you this weeks "Sunday Save:"
(meaning: I'm hopefully saving you some time on Sunday when you're doing all your other planning for the week :))
Such a fun game board: the boys will love it!
Raise your hand if this has happened to you and your students:
You are walking around the classroom monitoring your students as they are taking a state test (or any test for that matter) and you KNOW you've prepared them well, BUT - you look down at little Johnny, who is working on this word problem:
Kim has 6 boxes of crayons with 8 crayons in each box. How many does she have all together?
He reads it, sees the two numbers in the math problem and just randomly decides to add them together - "AHHH!!! Johnny, you're supposed to multiply - not add!!" However, at this point in the game, you're helpless because you just have to smile and encourage him to keep going! Yikes!
I don't know about you - but I am raising both my hands quite high! Students can answer multiplication word problems just fine during your multiplication unit - but when you mix all four operations together - they are a mess (and as a result you are a mess with frustration!!)
Enter in this fun Superbowl Football-Themed game!
Students need practicing choosing the correct math operation and this game fits the bill:
There ya go, a SAVE for the week (download at the bottom of the page)- hopefully it will help you and your students! Have fun playing it this week to gear up for the big game next week!
Do you have any tricks/strategies to helping students pick the right operation?