Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mental Math!

Hi all,
     With all this technology does mental math matter???  Well I believe it does!!  A few years ago I started adding some mental math questions to the end of my student’s warm-ups.  I couldn't believe how much my students loved trying to solve these mental math problems.  They wanted mental math problems every day. It is now common practice in my classroom and one of my students favorite activities. So I put together all the questions I used and made my first e-book!!!!  I printed it out and went to staples to have it bound! I am very proud of my creation!! Now I am ready to challenge my students mental minds daily.  

Each day I ask my students 3 questions aloud.  They turn over their "Do Now" or Warm-up paper and write the answers to the questions.  As the year progresses they become mental math wizards.  

Here is one of the pages from my book.

So many mathematical topics are covered in this book.
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Evaluating Expressions, Drawing polygons, Area, Perimeter, 
Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Factor, Integers, Comparing integers, Absolute Value
Inverse operations, Exponents, Ratios, Shapes, Calendar, Money, Time, Customary Units (feet, inches, yards, pounds, ounces, tons, miles, gallons, cups, quarts, etc.), Fractions, Reducing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers, Adding Decimals, Rounding Decimals, Writing numbers and decimals in standard form 
and expanded form

If you would like to challenge your students mental minds too--visit my TpT Store to purchase my first e-book.

Have a great school year everyone!



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  3. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

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    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!