Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Math Intervention Update and a Freebie

For thirty minutes a day, we have a math intervention block at my school.  Some of my students receive significant number sense interventions in another room but most of my kiddos stay with me.  It's a great time for me to fill holes, remediate and work one on one with some of my kiddos that require just that little bit extra to make a topic click. 

So what are the other kids doing? Centers mainly.   I've blogged before about using centers but I've tweaked it a bit since then.  Instead of doing partners, I've changed the centers to groups of four.  This is just what works for my class.  For some reason groups of four work better than partners, who knew?

This week, we are working through my Math is Snow Much Fun Pack of Math Centers.  Click {here} or on the picture to check them out on TpT.

This set of centers is set up much like my previous center packs.  

One of my centers always has to do with computation.  This time it was three digit by one digit multiplication. 

One center always reinforces a current unit of study, in this case, it was attributes of solids for my class.  

Another revisits a topic we have studied before.  The awesome thing about centers is continued exposure to previously taught concepts.   
I also try to incorporate one center of fact practice.  This time I made a generic game board and I switch out the self checking flashcards for groups as needed.  Most of my groups are working on division facts, as our multiplication facts are coming along quite nicely. :)

While most of class has been doing centers, I've been working with a group of darlings that need some extra love with geometry.  Think types of angles and triangles, slides, flips, turns, etc. :) Even though they are making so much progress, I know they feel a little jealous about missing out of the center action.  So I've been making Fridays a game day for everyone!  Mainly just resources I already had but this Friday we will play Roll and Cover with 12 sided dice.

Click the picture of {here} to find them on TpT. 
I've had lots of emails and comments about making my montly roll and cover freebies with 12 sided dice, so I made ten game boards of roll and cover fun this past weekend. :)  I know my kiddos will love these and they will provide the challenge many of them are really ready for!  I hope yours do too!

I did take a game board or two out for y'all so you could get a feel for these roll and cover games for bigger kids.  My kiddos LOVE these games. 

Click on the picture or {here} to download!

I'm off to finish some data for report cards! Have a great night, friends!


  1. My little boy is in 4th grade and is struggling with multiplication right now...your freebie is great practice...thank you! Your packet looks awesome, btw! :)

  2. Lisa, this pack looks terrific!! I love the way you use centers, too. You just gave me a great idea! I'm going to try to incorporate a Friday center day, too. I have stations as a part of Math Workshop, but would love some time to interact with my students as they "play". Thanks for always giving me such great ideas:)

  3. As always, when I read your posts I wish I taught 4th grade (right next door to you!!!!) :-) Hope you're having a great week!!!!!

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  5. Great idea! The kids are gonna love this game!
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