Thursday, March 1, 2012

Math Boxes

Ok teachers... If it is one thing that we hate is our students' materials all over the classroom. Pencils and erasers in one location , crayons in another , papers in one corner, and math manipulative galore on the floor! Ahhh ! To solve this problem we have given each of our students a Math Box. Actually, it can be a bin or a box. These Math Boxes hold ALL the materials the students would need to work on math independently. 

We include...
- reference sheets ( some examples would be 100s chart ; fact tables; touch math ; number line)
- a ruler
- a calcualor
- pencils / erasers 
- dry erase markers 
- math games binder
- notebook for a Math Journal 
- folder (for on going work) 
- flash cards 

 Here is an video of Michele, one of the Work Wives and a 1st grade teacher, explaining her math box. Please excuse any mishaps in the video - we are still learning how to use imovie .. LOL . 

video

6 comments:

  1. Hi ladies,
    I totally agree about trying to keep things organized and in one place. Great post. I just found you and am your newest follower. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  2. Thanks Vicky and Welcome to our Blog! We are new to the blogging world so please spread the word :o)

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  3. I love this idea. This would save a lot of time passing out materials during math time!

    I love your blog. I just started one myself. I have grabbed your button and would love if you would visit my blog.

    www.loveofteachingkimberly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kimberly ! The Math Boxes for use were a breath of fresh air...no more flying papers, and time wasted passing out and refilling center materials. Glad you like it. Thank you for your support and we have for sure followed your fab blog.

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  4. You have done a great job learning how to use imovie to show your video! I am jealous! :-) I love your math boxes idea! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Feel free to come visit my blog when you have time at www.3rdgradegrapevine.blogspot.com.

    -Susan, 3rd Grade Grapevine

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  5. LOL thank you for the encouragement. I need it because it gets frustrating. We followed you and are loving your blog. Stay tuned for more videos after our Spring Break and some more goodies as I tread through the blogging world.
    ~ Michele (one of the work wives)

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