Monday, November 21, 2011

Math Night

Last Thursday our school hosted a Math Night for our parents.  They were invited to come and learn about simple games they could play with their kids and then we gave them the opportunity to have a "Make it Take it" time so they could actually take home some of the games that were discussed.

We decided to share how easy it is to use dice as a learning tool so we shared the simple game of Roll Say, Keep, only we changed it to Roll, Count, Keep.  We included a dice and everything they would need to play this game at home.  We received a very positive response from the parents that took advantage of this opportunity.  I have included the document that we provided in hopes that you may be able to use it the same way or in your classroom.  We also shared that they could use the cards to play memory also!! :)  My wonderful colleague who I have posted about before - Ms. Jayme - was the creator of this gem.  Enjoy!!


12 comments:

  1. WOW. Thanks so much. I have been wanting to do a Make and Take night for parents since last year. This may just give me the push in the right direction. Thanks!

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  2. We have been doing Math Night for several years. It is always hard to think of a different idea. I will add this one to the file!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  3. I've played, roll, say, keep with sight words before, but how does it work with numbers? In reading, we have sight words in the boxes, but with math, what do you have in the boxes? I've been looking for new games to play in my room. thanks :)

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  4. It works the same way - they just have to identify the number/number word or amount on the 10 frame. :)

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  5. Can you please explain the rules... never played roll, say, keep before so not sure what the patterns are meaning or for?? Thanks!

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  6. It's super easy and can be used for a variety of different things - lay a card in each section of the game board - student roles the dice and whatever they role - they look in that section of the board and if they can read/count whatever is in that particular section they get to keep the card. Then you fill the spot with another card from the deck and play continue until cards are gone or you want to stop. The document I posted as numerals, number words and ten frame amounts all up to 20. I hope this helps. Let me know if you still have questions. :)

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  7. I passed along the Sunshine Award to you. I've only been blogging since the summer and your blog was the very first one I saw.

    Diana
    coleslittlepups.blogspot.com

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  8. I am also passing along the Sunshine Award to you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I would LOVE to use this for our math Night as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  11. I've been thinking about other ideas to help parents and home and this is perfect! :)

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