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Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition of Three Digits


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
A Quick and Easy To Prep Dice Game
You will ♥love♥ this game! 
I made it up one year because my plan lesson ended sooner than I thought & the natives were getting restless, they loved it SOOOOO much that we turned it into a tournament the next day! The best part about the game is that it is completely LUCK, so your lowest student can be the grand prize winner and your smartest of the smart might end up in last place

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

However, it is great for reinforcing multiplication and calculator skills for everyone. It can also be revised to be addition instead, so it is really a great K - 4th game!

Directions:
Pair students up, or let them pick partners.
Everyone gets 3 dice each and their own calculator.
Students roll all three dice at the same time.
Each child multiplies their 3 digits to get a final answer.
THEN...they must check each other's work with their calculator. {This gives them another problem to work & it helps to stop any 'cheating' problems!}
The winner is the student with the highest answer.
Record your tallies on a sheet of paper.
Play until one student gets 10 points. This also helps with the mental math of "three to go and I win" or "I only need 1 point to tie" etc.
Then congratulate your winner, "Great Job!"
Say something nice to the loser, "Good Game!"
Move around the room and watch another game until someone is done, then play a new partner!

Then, like real life, we figure out some better ways to control the dice. One child said, "After you roll the dice, put them in the cover of the calculator!"

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
Then another child figured out we could roll the dice INSIDE the calculator cover & they would never hit the floor! I just love it when I'm learning new things from their creativity! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

This game made for some great discussion at the end of class. How rolling a 1 stinks because anything times 1 "says their name" and stays the same. How the greatest answer is 216 because 6*6*6= 216. They thought of lots of interesting things & I wish I had taken a picture of the anchor chart with their stickie notes! 

Anyway, the next day we played it like a basketball tournament. Winners continued to play each other and losers moved on to play each other...it was a lot of fun! True to what I had hoped, the lowest student in the class was the WINNER! The loser? I had said that the smartest of the smart could be the loser because it is completely a game of LUCK! Number 12, the bottom of the heap was ME! I lost the entire game & not because I wasn't trying! 

The kids loved the game even more! :)

Here Is Some Christmas Three Digit Fun For Your Classroom
Color By Numbers Christmas Two-Step Math Problems Bundle 

Twenty Christmas Critters Color Your Answers Worksheets for Three Addends Addition, Two-Step Subtraction, Two-Step Multiplication and Two-Step Division, Answer Keys Included.

This math resource includes:
* Five Three Addends Addition pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Subtraction pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Multiplication pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Division pages with progressively harder problems
* Twenty Answer Keys
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.
 
 Colour By Numbers Christmas Two-Step Math Problems Bundle

Twenty Christmas Critters Colour Your Answers Worksheets for Three Addends Addition, Two-Step Subtraction, Two-Step Multiplication and Two-Step Division, Answer Keys Included. Colour instead of Color and Grey instead of Gray in this UK Spelling Friendly Version.

This math resource includes:
* Five Three Addends Addition pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Subtraction pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Multiplication pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Division pages with progressively harder problems
* Twenty Answer Keys
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.


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Winter Fun! Basic Addition Facts - Color Your Answers Printables

This math resource is perfect for classes that need no holidays themes. Click here to download it and print it immediately
It includes:
FIVE printables and FIVE answer keys for basic subtraction facts with a FUN Winter Theme!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Math-1621273
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.
It is also available in a UK Version, with "colour" for "color" and "grey" for "gray." Click here.
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Twelve Days of Christmas Addition and Subtraction Facts Color By Numbers Bundle


This Subtraction Christmas Math Resource has 12 pages that are organized like this:

1. A partridge in a pear tree - Mixed subtraction with 1, 2 and 3.

2. Turtledove - Mixed subtraction with 2, 3 and 4.

3. French Hen - Mixed subtraction with 3, 4 and 5.

4. Calling Bird - Mixed subtraction with 4, 5 and 6.

5. Golden Ring - Mixed subtraction with 5, 6 and 7.

6. Geese A Laying - Subtract from 6 and 7.

7. Swan A Swimming - Subtract from 7 and 8.

8. Maid A Milking - Subtract from 8 and 9.

9. Lady Dancing - Subtract from 9 and 10.

10. Lord A Leaping - Subtract from 10 and 11.

11. Piper Piping - Subtract from 11 and 12.

12. Drummer Drumming - Subtract from 10, 11 and 12.

This Addition Christmas Math Resource has 12 pages that are organized like this:

1. A partridge in a pear tree - plus one.

2. Turtledove - plus two.

3. French Hen - plus three.

4. Calling Bird - plus four.

5. Golden Ring - plus five.

6. Geese A Laying - plus six.

7. Swan A Swimming - plus seven.

8. Maid A Milking - plus eight.

9. Lady Dancing - plus nine.

10. Lord A Leaping - plus ten.

11. Piper Piping - plus eleven.

12. Drummer Drumming - plus twelve.

EXTRA BONUS: 12 Days of Christmas cover sheet so you can make a Twelve Days of Christmas Book for the children for the entire MONTH OF DECEMBER! :) 

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Show Your Students PROOF That Santa Visited Your Classroom Last Night!


 
Santa Stopped By Last Night!
 I have fallen in love with this great FREE app! Catchy!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catchy-photo-editor-santa/id1166974799
Catchy is a free app that will use a picture on your phone and add the free Santa sticker! Then you can save it, your students will love it! Take a picture of your empty classroom, then add the Santa sticker. Let your students know the next day that Santa stopped by to see if they were being good for their teacher!

This is my home office at my old house, once I started putting the Santa sticker into my pictures, I couldn't stop! 
 
The free version also has the Easter Bunny! Here he is with my girls. They were not impressed, as usual. :)
Click here to download the free Catchy on your phone.


Christmas Party Ideas and Some Christmas Freebies!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies! 
Christmas Party Idea!
 Seasonal Popular Post RERUN Fun!
{Previously Posted on 11/28/15}

Today I want to share a little fun idea that we did when our kids were little. When there is a party or an after school get together, a fun and easy way to keep all our children busy and happy is to set up a Christmas craft table. Face it, as teachers if it is one thing we spend our money on is school supplies! We would set up a little tree in the hallway or living room of a friend's house and all bring left over scrapbook paper, tape, glue, Christmas stickers, ribbons, markers, crayons, etc. and let the children decorate the tree however they see fit. This gave the adults time to relax, unwind and enjoy each other's company!  
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies! 
Add an old table cloth, a tree skirt, some Christmas boxes, a few Christmas extras like a Count Down Snowman and a Christmas mailbox and you're all set up in 10 minutes flat. But you kids will love it! We would slice up old scrapbook paper for links and copy some ornaments for them to cut and color, busy hands and hearts create less behavior problems. I have created a page of ornaments for you to print and copy, if you slice them into squares ahead of time, it makes it easier to share.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies!
Taping Ribbons and Hooks Make It Easier To Hang Their Creations!
These ribbon hooks were very inexpensive at Wal*Mart a few years ago and they never seem to run out. I keep them in a bag with all my Christmas hooks and ribbons and I've yet to deplete my supply!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies! 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies! 
Supply Suggestions For Your Next Party!
* Three foot Christmas tree
* Table cloth
* Tree skirt
* Advent calendar or Count-down character
* Tape, glue, scissors, staplers, ribbons, hooks, etc. 
* Gift boxes for supplies...
  * Makers
  * Crayons
  * Glitter crayons
  * Colored pencils
  * Christmas stickers
  * Scrapbook paper
  * Construction paper
  * Ornaments to color, cut and hang {click here}


Don't forget to hop over to Michelle's blog to see her great idea for today!
http://www.teach123school.com/


One last time in case you missed it....Click here to download the free Christmas ornaments.

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