Roller Derby and Other Engaging Number Sense Activities for Primary Grades
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Introductions and Getting Started
Interest Circle
What is “number sense”?
Negative numbers or integers on the number line
  • Less Than Zero by Stuart J Murphy
Estimation jar
  • Ruby's video
  • explain how came up with number
  • put estimates on number line
Number Sense and Probability activities
  • Elementary Number Sense
  • Roll dice using number path, compile together number path vs number line
  • Sum of die, compile together
  • Rocket Math with die Andy Boone
  • Give the Dog A Bone, find 10 hidden numbers on a 100's board in 60 seconds.
  • Roller Derby
Human number line and bar graph
  • Write the number of people in your family on response sheet.
  • Make human bar graph (identify mode)
  • Arrange in order from high to low, find high, low, and fold to find median.
  • Take a penny for each person in your family, equally distribute to find mean.
Teaching Math to Young Children
  • This practice guide (165 pages) from the What Works Clearing House provides five recommendations for teaching math to children in preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for common roadblocks. Release November 2013 5 practices for young children
  • 1 page summary
  • 5 practices for young children, which two are most relevant for your classroom
Number Sense on Number Line
Wanted Poster
  • Wanted: Your Number Sense, Teaching Children Mathematic, December 2009 p 260-263
  • Students create wanted posters for a number of their choosing using precise mathematical vocabulary and whole-number information to describe in detail the number they select.
The Equal Sign
  • Equal Shmequel (Kroll 2005) is about a mouse and her woodland animal friends who decide to play a friendly game of tug-of-war.
Formal--Informal Vocabulary
Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1969)
  • K-1 students become familiar with geometry shapes and color patterns.
  • Math Tappers -- Number line
  • Math Tappers – Find Sums
  • Zoom
  • PearlDiver HD
  • Lobster Diver
  • Number Pieces
  • Five-0
  • Numbler
  • Questimate
  • Thinking Blocks—3 apps
  • Number Pieces
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Picture Books