Quick Hint: Math Worksheets

I don’t like creating, printing, and then storing computation worksheets, especially when I have students who need to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division in the same room.     Don’t have a die for each student?Create one using a pencil!   What if they roll a die, write down the numbers on their own lined paper, solve the problem, and then check the answer with a calculator? It’s fun when they roll a lot of ones and are able to quickly solve a problem. This strategy saves me from having to make sure to have adequate worksheets labeled in …

Something for your Absent Student

      Math Rocks! at TpT has posted a fun, FREE product you might consider for your absent students, a While You Were Out form. You ask a student helper or parent volunteer to record information about the day and add it to a folder with needed materials. It’s adorable and, depending on the age of your students, just what you need for absent students in your classroom.   While you’re at the store, take a look at her other FREEBIES or buy some fun math resources.    

Quick Science: Cohesion Pepper

Cohesion is a property of liquids. Water is very cohesive, it sticks to itself.

I like using a cohesion activity when a group of students needs to learn to work in teams. This can lead to a discussion about being a cohesive group.

Click on the link for this post to read more and find a link to a free product at my TpT store that includes a take home activity and a dozen copyright free images you can use to introduce this topic.

Quick Science: What’s the Point?

Got two sharp pencils? That’s all this quick science activity requires.

A great option when you want to introduce perspective and how we see objects, have just a few minutes of class time, or would like to add an activity to your sub folder.

I’ve included resources for these additional options. Use clever images to show forced perspective. Start a discussion about perspective and seeing from another person’s viewpoint. Talk about adapting to vision loss in one eye.

Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

An easy way for you and your students to create a simple snowflake that’s scientifically correct, it has six points!

Coffee filters are round so there’s no need to cut off extra paper. The paper is thin so it’s easier to cut several layers. Use clear tape in a few of the cutouts to attach the snowflake to the window where the translucent paper makes a lovely scene.