Exploring Place Value with Spielgaben

Exploring Place Value with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

Over the summer I plan to use our Spielgaben set to reinforce math concepts my daughter has learned. We began this week by reviewing place value! I used the Math Guide from Spielgaben as inspiration for my lesson with her.

First, I got out some pieces and used dot stickers to make visual representations like this. The number cubes represented hundreds, tens and ones.

First, all we did was roll the cubes and say the correct number. Then we brought in the different shapes to visually show the breakdown of the place value!

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After playing that way for a bit, we did some comparing, using the Spielgaben pieces and our Boogie Board. We reviewed how to say the answer correctly also, “327 is less than 523.”

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I love having our Spielgaben set to use for our math extension and review and look forward to using it this summer break specially!


See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!

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Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.



May Calendars for Kids

2017 Calendars for Kids May

We have all new 2017 calendars for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for May for free in this post!

May Calendar for Kids  May Calendar for Kids

 

Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~

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  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

 

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead! 

 

Download your free May 2017 Calendar for here!

 

We added some calendar fun to our collection this year and have some sets for sale in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop for those of you who want more! You can buy the entire year of either, or a blank version to use any year! You can also buy all 3 in a bundle deal. There’s notebook covers and a year-at-a glance in the sets!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

2017-Dot-Fun-Calendar-for-Kids2022 2017-Tracing-Calendar-for-Kids1922 Blank-Calendar-for-Kids-Use-Any-Year[1]

Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

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Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

Calendar Notebook Covers


Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

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Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

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Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

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Exploring Division with Spielgaben

Exploring Division with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum.

Recently she saw a division symbol while we were playing a game and told me she didn’t know how to do that. Her comment led me to choose to explore division in a hands on way with her before she even gets to it in her main math curriculum! I am so glad we did this, she caught on quickly and loved it!

I chose an activity from Math Guide 2, called “Sharing Chocolate Chip Cookies,” it’s Play 17 on page 58 if you have the guide. We used the small dots instead of the semi circles.

Spielgaben Math Guide 2 p 58

 

We followed the lesson almost exactly, except that I added in sticky notes to sow her the concept on paper as we worked with the pieces. You can see my drawings on this one, which illustrates the vocabulary I taught her as we learned. Four cookies, divided between two people, means that each person gets two cookies!

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We went on by adding more people, and also by using different numbers of cookies to illustrate many different division problems.

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After modeling several times, I gave her a problem and had her write the division problem for it. This was a great moment when she realized she could do it!

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Finally, I showed her the fascinating fact that division is the opposite of multiplication! She was amazed! This was a fabulous lesson and I am thankful to have Spielgaben in our life so I am more intentional with doing fun lessons like this in addition to her regular math curriculum!


See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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Playful-Learning-with-Spielgaben-Sep Hands-on-Math-with-Spielgaben3_thumb Hands on 1st Grade Math with Spielgaben Multiplication-with-Spielgaben246222[1] Create-a-Clock-with-Spielgaben101221[1]

Exploring-fractions-with-Spielgaben8[1] Exploring-Measurement-with-Spielgabe[1] Exploring-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3322[1] Exploring-Angles-with-Spielgaben_thu Exploring-Addition-with-Spielgaben_t

Exploring-Parallel-Lines-with-Spielg[1] Exploring-3D-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3 Graphing-with-Spielgaben42 Making-Math-Come-Alive-with-Spielgab Exploring-Area-with-Spielgaben4

 

See version 4.0 here!

spielgaben-complete

Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.



April 2017 Printable Calendars for Kids

2017 Calendars for Kids April

We have all new 2017 calendars for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for April for free in this post!

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We added some calendar fun to our collection this year and have some sets for sale in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop for those of you who want more! You can buy the entire year of either, or a blank version to use any year! You can also buy all 3 in a bundle deal. There’s notebook covers and a year-at-a glance in the sets!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

2017-Dot-Fun-Calendar-for-Kids202 2017-Tracing-Calendar-for-Kids192 Blank-Calendar-for-Kids-Use-Any-Year[1]

Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

Calendar-Bundle42

Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~

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  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

 

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead! 

 

Download your free April 2017 Calendar for Kids here!

Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

Calendar Notebook Covers


Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

Daily-Calendar-Notebook42

 

Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

Calendar-Time-Ideas-and-Printables42

 

Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

Calendar-Connections-Set-162



Exploring Area with Spielgaben

Exploring Area with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum.

She has been learning all about area with her core math curriculum so I went through the Spielgaben math guide and searched for activities to reinforce this concept. Adding in hands-on pieces really helps a lot and is one of the main reasons I continue to supplement her math.

First, we did an activity outlined in the Spielgaben Math Guide #2. She created fences for the “yards” I created out of cuboids.

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Then, we used the fence pieces to figure the area and write the multiplication problem.

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Next we played a game I made up, which I called “Which bedroom do you want?” I pre-measured and cut 3 different shapes and showed them to her. She guessed which had the biggest area and chose that room for herself, then gave each of her brothers the other rooms. Then we got to work figuring the area of each room!

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Surprisingly she thought the long rectangle room was bigger, but the square one was bigger! She chose the biggest correctly! I had her tell me what the multiplication problems were for the area of each room and write them.

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As usual, she asked to play freely when we were done! I am a BIG fan of this and encourage her to play! She made an alligator!

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Then she asked me to tape it together so she could play with it. I told her to give it a try, and she did! She worked for so long getting the tape pieces just right nd was so happy {as you can see} when it was done!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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Playful-Learning-with-Spielgaben-Sep Hands-on-Math-with-Spielgaben3_thumb Hands on 1st Grade Math with Spielgaben Multiplication-with-Spielgaben246222 Create-a-Clock-with-Spielgaben101221 

Exploring-fractions-with-Spielgaben8 Exploring-Measurement-with-Spielgabe Exploring-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3322[1] Exploring-Angles-with-Spielgaben_thu 

Exploring-Addition-with-Spielgaben_t[1] Exploring-Parallel-Lines-with-Spielg Exploring-3D-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3 Graphing-with-Spielgaben4 Making-Math-Come-Alive-with-Spielgab[1]

 

See version 4.0 here!

spielgaben-complete

Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.