Math Strategy Bag {Freebie}


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14 comments:

lorena said...

Awesome, thank you! :)

Conchy said...

Could you post a list of what to include in the bag? That would really help. Also, do you have a packet of the pro tables in your store? I'd buy it!

Mrs. Saoud said...

I include 25 cubes and all the contents of the freebie. I don't include anything not shown displayed in green.

iamjusttiff said...

This is so awesome! Thank you for share this with us!

Jan said...

Such a great idea- thanks for sharing:-)

RobMc said...

That looks fantastic.

Sheri R said...

Thank you very much! I teach 2nd and this will come in so handy :)

amy.lemons said...

So smart!

Becca Sadler said...

Great time-saving and class management idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

I love the color coordinating - great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

I love the color coordinating - great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

This looks like it could be helpful, but I am a bit confused. Do you only make enough of each color to have one at each table or do you make a class set of each? Are these only used to get kids familiar with various math manipulatives or are these the actual tools you use all year? I already have all these tools printed on cardstock, although on white paper, so I'm not sure I would see the value in reprinting a class set of all. I could though see making one per table for kids to explore at beginning of year.

Mrs. Saoud said...

Jennifer.

I made 6 colors, shown in the image. I have collaborative group seating with four kids at each. I give one color to each kid at a group. The remaining two colors are given to the two students sitting closest in proximity at the next team. I continue passing out colors this way until they distributed throughout the classroom. I'm capped at 18 students so I have 3 of the same color space in different areas of the classroom. Spreading out the colors has helped students identify who a manipulative belongs to.

We explore the tools at the beginning of the year to understand their uses. I usually do this through my calendar math. The tools are used throughout the year in my math block when working on most of the core standards. I allow students to use a tool they're most comfortable with. This opens the doors during a closing to share how mathematical thinking with various tools and strategies. If my lesson specifically applies a particular tool then students will use this tool for practice but can prove their work with a separate tool.

Nicole Gibbs said...

I've tried downloading several times, but it's not working. Is there another way I can access these goodies?