Saturday, 14 May 2016

Counting by Tens

A fun game to help your students learn to skip count is called 'Buzz'. It is played frequently in classrooms all over the word I am sure, with varying rules and formats. Here is how I play:

Students stand in a circle and a multiple is selected (e.g. 10s). Students take turns to count a number each, around the circle in forward counting sequence by 1s. Each time a multiple of 10 is reached, the student says 'BUZZ' instead of the number. The students following 'BUZZ' must remember to count-on to the next number. 

If a student forgets, and says the real number they must sit out. Counting begins from one again. The winner is the last student standing.

If you were using '5' as your multiple for example, the counting would go "one, two, three, four, buzz, six, seven, eight, nine, buzz, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, buzz....." and so on.

You could challenge older students by starting at a number other than one. 

The newly-listed mathtivity in my store can assist your students in visualising counting-by-tens. You can ask them to record the traditional 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 ... and so on, or challenge them by starting with a random number (e.g. 15 as shown in my photo). 

This packet is on sale (50% off) for today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Five for Friday - 12th May 2016

Finally! I LOVE Five for Friday and am loving that I have made time this week to link up! 

1. Mother's Day
Last Sunday I had a wonderful day with my family.

2. It's getting cold!
I can feel the approach of winter on my morning walks. I live on a hillside, and last week I walked under some low lying clouds. 

3. A friend for lunch

You may know about my aversion to brown/gray feathered creatures....... BUT this guy had enough blue feathers to be considered a welcome guest. So pretty.

4. Cookies Yum Yum!
I added a new 'mathtivity' to my resource collection. This munching friend will help your students understand the concept of subtraction. 

5. Happy Weekend

It is time to rest and recharge! Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day. 

Head over to Kacey's blog to find more 5 for Friday posts.