Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Common Core Math Stations and freebie



I've really been enjoying the math stations this year and feel they are very benefical for the students (and enjoyable... they LOVE them). The kiddos saw my lamination of MUST BE SANTA and they were giddie with delight... anyways... we (Davis District in Utah) are preparing to switch over to the common core and I've been doing my research up the wazoo. Basically the common core math is divided into 4 critical areas:
1-Base Ten Notation
2- Fluency with Addition and Subtraction
3- Using Standard Units of Measure
4- Describing and Analyzing Shapes
In developing my newest unit... I've incorporated my new information and I'd love your input (those of you that ARE teaching by the common core and those that are preparing like myself).
The Unit is SNOW MUCH FUN! It will have 12 stations (3 in each critical area) along with box/chart numbers and punch card. Each station will have:
task card and directions
hands-on activity
independent assignment
station booklet
for the entire class to complete 1 page on the subject
math facts game (to soak up the remaining time difference for each station PLUS get those math facts memorized!!! :)





I've attached the first part of the unit (as I'm still up to my elbows in the rest ;) ... it is the BASE TEN NOTATION section. It will give you an idea of the entire unit and let you see a bit of each station. As I said before, I'd love your professional input and suggestions... please leave me a comment if you download this freebie...and help me make this valuable for all of us. Thanks so much... Lory



Snow Much Fun


Critical Area - Base Ten Notation

29 comments:

Jamie said...

I really like this section of your new center pack! I have been searching and searching for stations/centers that have a base around the common core as we have adopted it whole-heartedly. So THANK YOU - and keep creating! I will definitely purchase!

Susie said...

Thank you for posting this! I will definitely be using this and will check out your store.

This is very helpful!

Lisa said...

This is awesome, but did you realize there are 41 pages posted on googledocs? I am very appreciative, but just wanted to make sure you meant to post that much of the file. All of your stuff is top-notch!!!!!

Live Laugh and Love to Learn

Fuel the Brain said...

Thank you!

Miss Dennis said...

as always, this is amazing!!! thanks so much!

luckeyfrog said...

Wow- I love the content of this. The kids would find it 'fun' and yet it's actually covering skills. Thank you!!!

Lory said...

Hi Lisa... I did know that it was 41 pages and that is just the 1st area!!! ;) I don't want to overload anyone, however, I don't want to leave anything out either. I figure teachers can pick and choose if and what they use.
Thanks for your comments!!
Lory

Lisa said...

Thanks Lory,

Your stuff is AWESOME!! When I opened it up, I was a surprised by the length of it since it was free!!! All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your generosity!! :)

Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

I love this!!! I have a small group of students in my 1st grade classroom who are very advanced. These activities will be a great addition to my math stations and I'll be able to differentiate for them! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! If you create more like this...I'm definitely going to purchase them:)
Ms. Arnold
Oceans of First Grade Fun

Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

On an unrelated question....would you be willing to tell me where you got the dotted frame you used for your game cards and Task Card sheet??? My e-mail is queeqag@aol.com :)

Thanks

Sarah said...

Wow! It looks great! Some of my kiddos struggle with many ways to write numbers and the counting patterns. What a fabulous resource you've created!

Daniella Garcia said...

As usual your work is incredible. Thanks for always sharing the things you make either for purchase or free. This is a great product something I will definently be using.

Beach Teacher said...

Thank you for this resource!!!

Mrs. S. said...

God bless you! I will be evaluated in January for the "Class Keys" that are on their way to being changed (again!) in Georgia. Little did I know that volunteering last year would lock me into this year as well. Your snow games will definitely be going in my classroom during evaluation for differentiation! Thanks snoooww much!! :)

Melly<><

Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

Kynda said...

I love the little books! What a great way to quickly practice and learn from each other. I did wonder though on the place value book what the difference was between listing a "3 digit number" and "standard form".

Jen Sykes said...

Great resource!! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with others. My state is adopting CC next year, and I'm trying to wrap my brain around it. Your resource is very straightforward, and makes it easier for me to understand. Thank you!! Let us know when the entire pack is ready for purchase, too! :)

Jen Sykes
http://hellomrssykes.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! We are also doing common core and this is going to be so fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kristina Armstrong said...

I have purchased your math stations before and LOVE them! Thanks for this freebie. The only thing I could think of to be added would be a set of math talk cards for each station. I read Debbie's book and am doing math stations this year. Great JOB!!!

Lory said...

Thank you so much for your sugggestions everyone. I have added Math Talk Cards... one with an idea... one left blank for the teachers to fill out. Any other great ideas??
Lory

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

WOW! Thank you for this awesome freebie!!
I will be using in January with our winter theme!

♥ Jen Ross
The Teachers' Cauldron

Mrs.LaSota's Blog said...

Lori- this looks amazing! You have been a busy woman! :-)

Mrs.LaSota's Blog said...

My phone actually wants to spell your name with an I! LORY! :-). Sorry!

Rachel said...

Thank you so much!

Ms. Whiteley said...

Thank you for the freebie--we are using common core too. I will be using this in January.

Alison
http://toad-allyexceptionallearners.blogspot.com/

Geri said...

LOVE this! I've been buying and using your other stations all year and my class thinks they are the BEST! They love it when I bring out a new set (they can't wait for Santa on Monday). We're adopting common core in math next year, but we've been encouraged to begin exploring/preparing on our own this year. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the rest of it! Thank you for all of your hard work and for sharing your great stuff!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for sharing, it gives me great ideas for my class. I'm in first this year, we haven't adopted common core yet, however we may be there soon :-) thanks again!

Ms. Morales said...

Thank you so much for sharing! It's all amazing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! you are so talented. Great graphics. Engaging for the kids!

Anonymous said...

Okay, first the snowmen are just ADORABLE!!! The content is fabulous! Thank you for sharing this! I look forward to being able to use it this winter - I'm trying to build some holiday themed math station activities. They seem more festive, but is also a good reminder to change them up frequently. The only thing that I think would be great (although I know you put a ton of time into this one) is that it'd be nice to have some extension activities.