My nephew always LOVED James Bond, and I still get happy when I hear the music from the James Bond games my own kids used to play with my husband probably on Game Cube, at the time. We were never big video game players, but we did have those, and it was so much fun to hear everyone laughing when they played it together. (I was never very good at it... )
Anyway, as the meeting went on, I kept doodling- thinking what if the numbers "007" were twisted just a little to make a Number Bond, Secret Agent?! The kids could solve the mystery!Yes. Those are the kind of notes I take at meetings.
Dan has so many great teaching songs on his Youtube channel. His Friends of 10 Song is great to use for math facts, too! You can go check them out and subscribe here!
I also came up with a Hidden Partners game that my kids LOVED last year. It's so easy and a really fun way to reinforce those math facts.
All you need is 3x5 cards and a marker. It doesn't get much easier than that!
Basically, Hidden Partners means there are different ways to make a number.
We make charts about Ways to Make... numbers 2-5.
I made 3x5 cards with numbers on them that added up to our target number. I have 17 students, so I made 9 sets of cards- for example, for "5" I made 0,5; 1,4; 2,3; 3,2; 4,1; 5,0, 3,2; 4,1; 5,0. So I would also play the game since there are 18 cards.
I had the children spread out, and gave each child a card with a number. They could not show their number to anyone until I said, "Go!"
Once I said, "Go!" the each child had to walk around and find a "Hidden Partner" to go with his/her number to make 5.
Can you tell we played this on St. Patrick's Day?
Once they found their Hidden Partner, that team of two had to sit down on the floor so everyone knew they were paired up and done.
The kids loved this game! We had so much fun. We also played it with the number four.
I made sets of numbers for 3, 4, and 5. I just used different color markers for each set in case they get mixed up. You could go all the way up to ten!
No matter what some of the Common Core may do to teachers-
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