Showing posts with label math story problems. Show all posts
Showing posts with label math story problems. Show all posts

Monday, July 7, 2014

I Spy Math

Here are some math addition story problems that go with the book 
I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs. 

I recently blogged about these books here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jelly Bean Math

This post will share some jelly bean things we have been doing this week in KC kindergarten. 
This is a great book called  How Many Jelly Beans? Each page shows you an amount of jelly beans and on the last page there are a million jelly beans! The kids LOVE this book! Special thanks to my friend Laura who shared this book with me!

Here are Some Jelly Bean Math Problems 

 Shared Reading
This is a poem we have been learning about jelly beans. 

font by KG 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bunk Beds And Apple Boxes

Years ago my school had some professional development training with Math in the City. One of the things that my school district bought from this training were Rekenreks for each classroom. Of course they bought everyone Rekenreks but did not really show us how to use them!!!!  I knew Math In the City had published math units and was excited recently to find that I could buy individual ones.
The math investigation begins by reading a story about the sleepover.  Heinmann does sell the book series with the beautiful colorful illustrations .  I love any math book or product connected to Catherine Twomey Fosnot. The story is about how every time aunt Kate goes does stairs to get snacks the kids trick her by changing their arrangement on the bunk bed. The story explores arrangements of 8.

Quick Reflection
My school uses TERC Investigations and we  explore the problem I have 5 crayons some are red and some are blue. This crayon problem can be really challenging for kindergartner's.  This bunk bed problem is a similar kind of problem except that it's put into a story context that kids can relate to. I love how the investigation begins with a story, kids act out the bunk bed story(getting into different arrangements) and then they use the rekenrek to make some of the combinations.  On the third day of this Investigations the kids loved making sleepover problems. The kids could pick any number to work with.  You can see the book below. I typed their words to make it into a published class book.
There is also a math bunk bed game to play.
We use the Rekenrek to show all the different combinations  the kids can trick aunt Kate. 
Math In the City Bunk Beds and Apple Boxes My tech person Nicole sent me this great site simplebooket. If your a teacher you can get an education account for ten dollars a year. It's really easy to use. You can't add audio but there are so many cool things you can do on this site. Next week I hope to blog about the second half of her book Apple Boxes!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Hungry Caterpillar Math Book

I love this clipart!!! I bought it from Teacher Gone Techie. Her site is great!!!She has tons of freebies and her prices are fantastic. This clipart inspired me to make a little math story problem book and a couple of dice games connected to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I am almost finished with my class Eric Carle alphabet project and look forward to sharing it next week! 
 Quick Share
I really enjoyed reading a post from Forever in First by Tammy she shows great ways kids solve math problems in her first grade class. You can click on her class Wiki that shows great examples. Below are some very hungry math problems! Enjoy!

color cover
black and white cover
How many eyes?
7 in all
12 in all
Roll Two Dice Butterfly

eating strawberries
3 butterflies flying
five butterflies flying
butterfly problem
Roll Two Dice 
 Double It!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Eric Carle Math

 Story Problems and Butterfly Pattern Designs

The following are some math activities we did last week and this week incorporating Eric Carle.
You can find some caterpillar story problems below
problem with 9 
problem two 
challenge problem 
super easy 

We are focusing on story problems that have to do with minus.  We started to make some caterpillar problems on Kerpoof.

 We made pattern block butterflies! The download looks fuzzy but I think it will print like the original. They had to make the wings symmetrical and we recorded the most, least and altogether. I used pattern stamps to record. The kids loved doing these. I hope to upload the pictures into a Voice Thread.
download here

This weeks question...

Do you like junk food or healthy food?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Plus Problems

We read the story Splash by Anna Jonas which is a perfect book to create our own story problems with. Below I created a few different Pond Problems. Later in the week we made Pond Problems on the computer. If you use Kid Pix, Kerpoof is much easier and free!!! We also created Pond Problems with construction paper. These will be uploaded on to Voice Thread for the students to solve.

Pond Problem One

Pond Problem Two Adding Bigger Numbers

Pond Problem Three

If you look closely, she added a funny!!!
Similar problem but using bigger numbers.

Examples on Kerpoof    These are student made story problems.
The problems below are with construction paper.

click here

Students can solve these at home