Sunday, October 2, 2011

Math Menu Update - Spin and Graph

Happy Sunday Funday! Hearting the HECK out of this cool, fall weather here in Bama!

Now that the Daily Five is running smoothly, it is time to shake things up in math! HA! We launched Math Menu last week! I explained to my firsties that I was so impressed with their Daily Five rock star selves, that we were going to try Daily Five in math! I modified our choices a bit from my posts this summer! {reason being: Mountain Math is an effective teaching tool when we review the answers together and Math Menu did not really allow for this. Some students might complete it on a Monday and we might not check it until Friday. Sooo…we replaced the Mountain Math choice with a Data Detective choice!)

I asked them if they would ever go to a restaurant and order two dinners. They enthusiastically said NO!!! I then asked them if they would ever go and order two desserts…some actually said yes to this one! :) {Don’t judge!!!} I told them that they could each ‘order’ {choose} an item from the main course AND the dessert menu every day!

The main course choices are :

Math Journal

IXL { – a great website that our fab PTO purchased a subscription for}

Data Detective {see more info below!}

The dessert choices are:


Math games

Number Work

We wanted to incorporate more data into our math block. So…enter Data Detectives! We will rotate different activities, the first of which is SPIN AND GRAPH!  I will modify graphing activities as the year goes on to make it more challenging and to keep it fresh! Coming soon…pumpkins and leaves! :)

spin and graph apples

The first five people to comment on this post will get the Spin and Graph {Apple Edition} activity for FREE!  Leave a comment with your email address and how you will use the activity in your classroom! :)

Have a GREAT week!


Suzanne said...

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Thank you so much for sharing what you do! It doesn’t just take a village to raise a child-it also takes a village to teach one. Thanks for being part of my village. I appreciate your willingness to share your time and talents!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing unit!! I'd love a copy :)

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing, I love your blog.

The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Jill said...

I could definitely use this as a math station! My second graders are pretty comfortable with graphs, but my firsties are lost! :)

Jill dot Draffkorn at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be great to put in my math centers. We are using Excel Math this year, and my early finishers get to choose a math activity when they are done with the guided practice.


Jennifer K. said...
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Constance said...

I would love this for Math stations!

Anonymous said...

Oops, of course it's dot com, not come!

Ms. Preppy said...

I would LOVE a copy of this! It would be fabulous to have in my math stations!

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Jennifer K. said...

Oops, forgot my email address lol. I would love this graph for use in my math work stations :)

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
ingen77 @

Kelli :) said...

Suzanne, MJ, Rose, Jill, Alison, Jennifer, Constance, and Ms. Preppy- I will email the activity to you tomorrow! Good night! :)

Shelia said...

Too late to win, but I'll put it on my wish list. This would be a great activity to use in my centers for my class. They love doing graphs!

Lisa said...

Ah, too late to win! Too bad; it sounds like a cute activity!

Tonia said...

Oh, I'm tooooo late. lt looks great!

Jill said...

I wrote a post about your awesome center. My second graders are loving it! Thanks again. :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

BAK Pack Photography said...

We use the IXL website too. I am just getting into it. I love the reports it sends to us!

Laurie said...

Love your site! Wish I was quicker!

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