Monday, August 29, 2011

Nonstop Number Fun!

Mrs. Ranney's new class has been exploring number sense!

The symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are digits.

The even digits are 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8.
The odd digits are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Standard form: A way of writing numbers using digits

Expanded form: A way to write numbers by showing the VALUE  of each digit

Word form:  A way to write numbers using words

To practice with forms of a number, we found that we could use the Clustr Map on our Blog!

We have had 12,155 visitors to the blog since October 2009. 
We showed that number in all three forms!


We have reviewed skills with the hundred chart and odd and even digits by playing some games!

To practice with the hundred chart, several students played

Other students played manual Dog Bone!

Many students played Odd and Even with a partner.
The object of this game of strategy is to get 5 in a row, 
vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
A player who rolls an even number on the number cube 
must cover any even number on the board.
A player who rolls an odd number on the number cube 
must cover any odd number on the board.


Have you played Dog Bone? If so, how many bones could you place in one minute? 

Which numbers are easy to place and why?

What are some strategies you use to place your number quickly?

Do you have some special strategies for Odd and Even to share? 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Welcome to Third Grade in Room 9!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to a new school year!

I'm looking forward to a terrific year with my new students in third grade!

I hope that all my former third graders have a wonderful fourth grade experience and come visit me soon!


Please leave a comment here to let us know what adventures and experiences
you had over the summer!

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