Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades K-2

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades K-2

By: Gary Robert Muschla (author), Erin Muschla (author), Judith A. Muschla (author)Paperback

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Start young children off with Common Core math using these innovative activities Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades K-2 provides teachers with the help they need to begin teaching to the new standards right away. The book outlines the Common Core math standards from kindergarten to second grade, providing one classroom-ready activity for each standard, plus suggestions for variations and extensions for students of different learning styles and abilities. Along with teaching the required mathematical concepts and skills, many of the activities encourage collaboration, technology utilization, written and oral communication, and an appreciation of the significance of mathematics in modern life. As the Common Core is adopted across the nation, teachers are scrambling to find information on CCSS-aligned lesson planning and classroom activities. This comprehensive guide answers that need, providing both the background information and practical, applicable guidance that can bring the Common Core into the classroom today. The activities include: * Abstract and critical thinking using mathematical reasoning * Problem-solving strategies and calculation proficiency * Math fluency, and an understanding of mathematical concepts and skills * Applying mathematical understanding to real life problems Early confidence and success in math is critical to a student's future performance. Math anxiety and a shaky foundation can hinder a student's potential far into the future, giving elementary math teachers a huge role in shaping their students' academic lives. The Common Core has set the bar, and Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades K-2 brings the standards to life.

About Author

JUDITH A. MUSCHLA has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey, for over twenty-five years. She has been a member of the state Standards Review Panel for the Mathematics Core Curriculum Content Standards in New Jersey. GARY ROBERT MUSCHLA taught at Appleby School in Spotswood, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. Judith and Gary have coauthored many books, including The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, Hands-On Math Projects with Real Life Applications, The Math Teacher's Book of Lists, and Math Starters. ERIN MUSCHLA-BERRY teaches 8th grade math at Monroe Township Middle School in Monroe, New Jersey, and has been a coauthor with Judith and Gary on six previous books.


About This Book v About the Authors vii Acknowledgments viii SECTION 1: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN 1 Counting and Cardinality: KCC1 2 Activity 1: Reading a Counting Book 2 Activity 2: Counting Floor Tiles 3 Activity 3: Pass the Critter and Count 4 Counting and Cardinality: KCC2 5 Activity 1: Pick a Number and Count 5 Activity 2: A Random Number Generator 6 Counting and Cardinality: KCC3 10 Activity 1: Miniature Math Bingo 10 Activity 2: Numbers and Objects 11 Counting and Cardinality: KCC4 14 Activity 1: Pairing Numbers and Objects 14 Activity 2: Filling in Numbers and Objects 15 Counting and Cardinality: KCC5 20 Activity 1: Counting Out 20 Activity 2: Toss the Die 21 Counting and Cardinality: KCC6 22 Activity: Comparing Objects and Numbers 22 Counting and Cardinality: KCC7 25 Activity: Comparing Numbers 25 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: KOA1 27 Activity 1: Representing Addition and Subtraction 27 Activity 2: Mini-Math Skit 29 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: KOA2 33 Activity: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems 33 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: KOA3 36 Activity 1: Getting to 11 36 Activity 2: Decomposing Numbers 37 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: KOA4 39 Activity: Making 10 39 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: KOA5 43 Activity 1: Piles of Cards 43 Activity 2: Coloring Sums and Differences 44 Number and Operations in Base Ten: KNBT1 49 Activity: Tens and Ones 49 Measurement and Data: KMD1 54 Activity: Draw, Show, and Tell 54 Measurement and Data: KMD2 56 Activity: Comparing Attributes of Objects 56 Measurement and Data: KMD3 58 Activity: Sorting, Classifying, and Counting Objects 58 Geometry: KG1 60 Activity: Finding Shapes 60 Geometry: KG2 62 Activity 1: Identifying and Matching 62 Activity 2: A Virtual Geoboard 64 Geometry: KG3 67 Activity: Flat or Solid 67 Geometry: KG4 72 Activity 1: Analyzing and Comparing Two-Dimensional Shapes 72 Activity 2: Virtual Two-Dimensional Shapes 73 Activity 3: Analyzing and Comparing Three-Dimensional Shapes 74 Geometry: KG5 78 Activity: Making Models 78 Geometry: KG6 80 Activity: Combining Shapes 80 SECTION 2: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 1 85 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA1 86 Activity 1: Word Problems Adding To and Taking From 86 Activity 2: Word Problems Putting Together, Taking Apart, and Comparing 87 Activity 3: Adding When Both Addends Are Unknown 88 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA2 92 Activity: Word Problems with Three Addends 92 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA3 95 Activity: Spin and Add 95 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA4 98 Activity: Finding Unknown Addends 98 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA5 101 Activity: Counting Forward and Backward 101 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA6 105 Activity 1: Addition and Subtraction Bingo 105 Activity 2: Addition and Subtraction Using Tens 106 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA7 112 Activity: True or False Equations Game 112 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 1OA8 116 Activity: Addition and Subtraction Equations Game 116 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT1 120 Activity 1: Spin and Count 120 Activity 2: Call Out 121 Activity 3: Draw and Count 121 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT2 123 Activity 1: Numbers and Grids 123 Activity 2: Virtual Base Blocks and Place Value 124 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT3 127 Activity: Numbers War Game 127 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT4 130 Activity 1: Reading about Addition 130 Activity 2: Adding and Verifying Sums 131 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT5 132 Activity: The Game of Finding 10 More or 10 Less 132 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 1NBT6 136 Activity: Solving and Modeling Subtraction Problems 136 Measurement and Data: 1MD1 139 Activity: Ordering and Comparing Objects by Length 139 Measurement and Data: 1MD2 142 Activity: Measuring String in Length Units 142 Measurement and Data: 1MD3 144 Activity 1: A Book about Telling Time 144 Activity 2: Practicing Telling Time on a Web Site 145 Measurement and Data: 1MD4 146 Activity: Working with Data 146 Geometry: 1G1 150 Activity 1: A Book about Lines and Shapes 150 Activity 2: Drawing Shapes 151 Activity 3: Virtual Shapes and Attributes 152 Geometry: 1G2 154 Activity 1: Making Two-Dimensional Shapes 154 Activity 2: Making a Three-Dimensional Shape 155 Geometry: 1G3 158 Activity 1: Partitioning Circles 158 Activity 2: Partitioning Rectangles 159 SECTION 3: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 2 163 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 2OA1 164 Activity 1: Word Problems Involving Adding To and Taking From 164 Activity 2: Word Problems Involving Putting Together, Taking Apart, and Comparing 166 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 2OA2 171 Activity: Mental Math Game for Adding and Subtracting within 20 171 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 2OA3 175 Activity 1: A Book about an Even-Numbered Day 175 Activity 2: Spilling Objects 176 Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 2OA4 178 Activity: Rectangular Arrays and Equations 178 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT1 180 Activity 1: Creating Numbers of Up to Three Digits 180 Activity 2: Place Value in Cyberspace 181 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT2 183 Activity: The Counting Game 183 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT3 187 Activity: Puzzles and Expanding Numbers 187 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT4 190 Activity: Comparing Numbers through 999 190 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT5 193 Activity: Addition and Subtraction Bingo within 100 193 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT6 197 Activity: Making Addition Problems 197 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT7 200 Activity: Creating Drawings That Represent Addition and Subtraction 200 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT8 204 Activity: Mental Math Go Around 204 Number and Operations in Base Ten: 2NBT9 209 Activity: Explaining Addition and Subtraction Operations 209 Measurement and Data: 2MD1 211 Activity: Measuring Objects with the Appropriate Tools 211 Measurement and Data: 2MD2 214 Activity: Measurements and Length Units 214 Measurement and Data: 2MD3 217 Activity: Estimating Lengths 217 Measurement and Data: 2MD4 220 Activity: Expressing Differences in Lengths 220 Measurement and Data: 2MD5 223 Activity: Solving Measurement Word Problems 223 Measurement and Data: 2MD6 226 Activity: Constructing Number Line Diagrams to Show Addition and Subtraction 226 Measurement and Data: 2MD7 231 Activity 1: Time on the Internet 231 Activity 2: Matching Time Cards 232 Measurement and Data: 2MD8 235 Activity 1: A Book about Math and Money 235 Activity 2: The Money Quiz Game 236 Measurement and Data: 2MD9 239 Activity: Measurement and Line Plots 239 Measurement and Data: 2MD10 243 Activity: Constructing Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs 243 Geometry: 2G1 246 Activity 1: Identifying and Classifying Shapes 246 Activity 2: Drawing and Naming Shapes 247 Geometry: 2G2 252 Activity: Partitioning Rectangles into Squares 252 Geometry: 2G3 256 Activity 1: Partitioning and Describing Parts of Rectangles 256 Activity 2: Partitioning and Describing Parts of Circles 257 INDEX 265

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  • ISBN13: 9781118710241
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  • Number Of Pages: 288
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