Friday, September 12, 2014

Figure Me Out!

I got this idea from my peer teacher, Nina.  It's a great way for students to share about themselves. I think it would be perfect for a first day of school activity.  I would start by having the students first write the numbers.  Later, once we have learned about multiplication and division, I would have them create the equations.  Finally, they can put it all together in time for Open House.  

It can be easily adapted for the younger grades by using addition and/or subtraction.  It can be adapted for older grades with exponents, multi-step problems, and including fractions or decimals.  Thanks to my friend Nannette for inspiring me with her sample.

20 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! You know how they LOVE things about themselves!?

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  2. Really liked this. Thanks for sharing. I can do it with more complex problems for them to practice Orders of Operation.

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  3. very nice! I'll share it with all the math teachers...

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  4. I love this idea.Great way for students to do math and have fun.

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  5. Great idea. I will title this Math About Me.

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  6. Excellent way to expose children to the numbers all around them and get them doing equations. Love it!

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