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|First, I took out my bottle of acetone and a couple of cotton pads.|
|With just a little acetone on the cotton pad, I was able to wipe off the letters on the pill organizer.|
|There was no damage done to the plastic container.|
|I ended up only needing one cotton pad to take all of the print off of the container with only one application of acetone. You really don't need much.|
|I know there are several brands out there, but I just wanted to show you the one I used. I don't know if regular nail polish remover will work, but it's worth a try!|
|I'm actually at home right now and don't have many math manipulative with me. But this picture gives you an idea of the items that can be stored in this nifty little container.|
I'm thinking one per group in my class. That way, each group will have items needed for stations easily accessible to them.
Let me know what you think! If you have any other ideas these can be used for, please feel free to share in the comments. It might help someone else out.
For example, I also create jewelry. I'm thinking these would be great to store some of my beads or other jewelry findings in.
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|All you need are 7 number cubes (a.k.a. dice), label stickers and a marker. Actually, you can use as many number cubes as you wish.|
|I only had these circle stickers available, but they were larger than the sides of the cubes, so all I did was cut them into the squares.|
|For this set, I only used addition and multiplication. But you can change it up depending on the grade level. Just keep in mind that if you use subtraction, some answers will be negative. If you use division, instruct students to create a fraction/mixed number or decimal as the answer. Rounding might be necessary for the latter.|
|I placed a multiplication sign and addition sign opposite to each other. In other words, "X" on top and "+" on bottom.|
|In this pic, you can see the first roll came up with a 1, 5 and 3. The second roll came up as "x", and the third roll came up with a 6, 4, and 4.|
|Here is where the place value comes in. Have students discuss the largest possible number they can create with what they rolled. In this case, the first number is 532 and the second is 644. Now students just multiply the two together. |
This can become a self checking activity simply by assigning a calculator and having each player take turns checking the answer to see who did it correctly. This provides immediate feedback for students that might have erred in their calculations.
I hope this was helpful! If you have any other ideas to add using this activity, please leave them in the comments below.
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|I love to use playing cards to practice math skills in my classroom, but the boxes they come in are not very durable. These index card boxes are the perfect size for them.|
|I first removed all of the items inside the box. I kept what I might use later and threw away what I didn't need.Many of you might already know what it is like to have a classroom full of students using different sets of playing cards. Someone is going to drop a card, or two, or three on the floor. It isn't very much fun trying to figure out what set they belong to. So I organize them this way.|
|I organize each set by letters. And I write the corresponding letter on the storage box.|
|I use permanent markers to write the letters on the cards and on the box.|
|Now if a student finds a card on the floor, they know immediately which set to return it to.|
I have used this method for a few years now and it works really well for me.
Let's face it, nothing lasts forever. These cards might only last one or two years. But the learning that took place using them is very valuable!
Quick Tip: I actually found these index storage boxes in the clearance aisle about a month after school started. You know how stores are, they clear out the back to school items to make room for the fall holiday items. So keep an eye out for them! They are great for storing other card activities that you might use in your classroom! You might even be able to store crayons in them!
One more thing! I used letters, but you could use numbers, shapes, patterns or even just a line across the back of the card using different colors of markers. Use whatever works best for you!
I wouldn't use stickers though. Those would definitely come off quickly.
I hope this was helpful! If you have a different way of organizing and storing your cards that might be helpful to other teachers, please feel free to share in the comments!
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!!!