It’s perfect for those awkward five minutes when you get through your lesson plan way faster than you expected. Kids LOVED it, but every time we did it I would feel like the activity could run more smoothly.
I loved the activity so much it made an appearance in my 30+ Ideas for the First Week of School post.
I’ll let Julie explain the Make a Million Math Game!
This summer, I decided that I would make a dry erase template for my students to use as we played. Drawing the 12 boxes to place numbers in always took my students FOREVER.
My students’ work was just a little too messy for my liking.
Plus, some kids would want to redraw the boxes EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Here’s the template I came up with:
I printed off a class set and slid them into our dry erase pockets.
MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDS…
I cannot imagine teaching math without my dry erase pockets! They instantly make any activity more engaging and save me countless hours at the copy machine since I can use the same class sets of copies year after year.
Here are my current go-to recommendations:
If you don’t have a classroom set of dry erase pockets, you could also use heavy duty sheet protectors. But, I highly recommend investing in a classroom set of the pockets since they are so much more durable.
We tried them out Wednesday in both Algebra 1 and Math Concepts. This activity went smoother than it ever has before. And, I give the credit to the template.
We were able to start playing right away! My kids were super competitive, and I gave a tootsie roll to the student whose sum was closest to one million each turn.
Free Download of Dry Erase Template for Make a Million Math Game
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