I have a confession to make… math is not one of my favorite subjects to teach. Our school uses the Saxon worksheet kits. I like their spiraled review, but it just feels so boring (especially for my high-ability group). The hands-on ideas fall flat and are spread too far apart in the lessons. We all know how time-consuming it is to create your own materials, games, lessons, and activities from scratch though.
That’s a big reason why I love TeachersPayTeachers so much. It’s a place where hard-working teachers can buy and sell their products, which I see as a win-win. I get paid for the items I’m creating on my own time for our classroom and other teachers can save that time by purchasing my resources for a small price. I’ve also purchased great materials from other teachers. In case you missed it, here’s a linky party of math resources.
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Our class loves playing the math PowerPoint games that I created. A whistle blows to signal the start of each new problem and a countdown begins to encourage students to work quickly (but accurately!). The answer is revealed to a round of applause before starting all over again.
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What students don’t love an occasional sweet treat? I use Marshmallow Mateys for this data sorting and graphing lesson each year.
I also use the Take It to Your Seat Math Centers in our room. They took some time to put together, but I’ve noticed that they improve independence and engagement too.
What are your favorite math resources? I’d love to hear all about them!