Christmas Fun with Spielgaben

Christmas Fun with Spielgaben

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

We have a special Christmas Fun with Spielgaben post for you today! I challenged my children to come up with Christmas designs recently to get in the holiday spirit and took photos of all of their creations! I even made a PDF so you could print out our designs if your kids want to make them too! You’ll find the link to download at the end of this post!

First, here’s a few Christmas tree designs they came up with…

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At first I wasn’t sure what Santa was holding, but then easily noticed the small doll and the wagon!

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Rudolph, of course!

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It wasn’t just my younger two creating {they did the ones above}. My 14 year old got in on the action too, these next two are his creations!

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The snowy Christmas scene…

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And my very favorite…the reason for the season!

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Graphing with Spielgaben

Graphing 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. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

I incorporate Spielgaben into her daily work. I choose 1-3 worksheets from the math program per week and have her work on them independently {if possible} or with a bit of instruction with me. Then on Friday I gather the worksheets and we bring the concepts alive with the Spielgaben pieces. Below I will share a few of the worksheets we brought to life with Spielgaben this past month!

This past month I chose to focus on graphing skills with her. I chose a couple of worksheets in particular to bring to life with our Spielgaben set. This complemented her main math curriculum and was a fabulous review and time of teaching additional concepts!

First, we used the Spielgaben board and small dots to simply recreate one of our graphs. We did tons of comparing and discussed many aspects of the graph and the worksheet itself. This was all a great review for her.

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This net worksheet presented a new graphing concept, by discussing the size of the images on a pictograph.  She had never thought about this and learned a lot!

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After we went through the worksheet together, I recreated an example for her on the board. The one on the left is showing the ‘wrong’ way since the purple diamonds look like they have the most but actually the orange triangles have the most!  I then challenged her to use the same pieces in a different way to show a more accurate pictograph according to size. She struggled at first so I assisted to get her going and then it clicked!

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Moments like that are why I love having Spielgaben as a part of our math curriculum!

 

After the lesson she begged to have some play time, so of course I said yes!

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A cat, a bird, and a white dachshund {I thought it was a bunny}.

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She loves her end of the week Spielgaben time, it has been a great addition to her math curriculum this year, providing great hands-on learning and review!


See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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Continual Math Review with Spielgaben

Exploring 3D Shapes 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. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

We are finishing up our second month of school and I incorporate Spielgaben into her daily work. I choose 1-3 worksheets from the math program per week and have her work on them independently {if possible} or with a bit of instruction with me. Then on Friday I gather the worksheets and we bring the concepts alive with the Spielgaben pieces. Below I will share a few of the worksheets we brought to life with Spielgaben this past month!

Many of the concepts I chose this past month were all review for her. Continual review in math is very important, especially with concepts that aren’t necessarily exposed in natural life regularly.

Below you can see us reviewing 2 different worksheets she completed that week.  One featured positional words and one featured ordinal numbers. We have the Nature Guide PDF pulled up on our iPad, that’s what she has in front of her.

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For fun, I had her choose two of the creatures from the worksheets to build so we could practice the positional words together. We found them in the play guide and she got to work!

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We taped her creations together and used them to practice what she had learned and reviewed on the worksheet.

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One of the other worksheets she did focused on features or 3 dimensional shapes. At the end of the week, we got her worksheet back out and I had her get all of the spheres, cylinders, and cubes she could find in our set and we used those!

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Once she had them all, we tested her answers from the worksheet to see if the shapes rolled, slid, or stacked!

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We sorted them all…

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We also mixed them up and played a describing game. I described attributes one at a time until she guessed which shape I was thinking of.  She did the same for me!

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She loves her end of the week Spielgaben time, it has been a great addition to her math curriculum this year, providing some great hands-on learning and review!


See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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Extending Math Curriculum with Spielgaben

Exploring Parallel Lines 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. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

We recently began our official school year and I developed a way to incorporate Spielgaben into her daily work. I choose 1-3 worksheets from the math program per week and have her work on them independently {if possible} or with a bit of instruction with me. Then on Friday I gather the worksheets and we bring the concepts alive with the Spielgaben pieces.

For her first week I chose 2 different worksheets, the first was one reviewing halves. This was a good review, she had forgotten exactly what it meant and the worksheet was a bit of a challenge.  All of the photos are from the hands-on portion we did together on Friday.  Below you can see her recreating some of the problems that were on the worksheet and talking me through them.

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The next worksheet focused on parallel lines, which was a new concept for her.  She REALLY struggled with the worksheet but when we reviewed it on Friday with the pieces – WOW, it clicked!

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We added Lego guys to our playground as we playfully discussed parallel lines while we created them.

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After one week I am certain that the decision to continue incorporating Spielgaben into her math is a good idea. I plan to also pull concepts out of her main math curriculum, Teaching Textbooks, to reinforce with Spielgaben. Stay tuned to see how 2nd grade unfolds! We will continue with our monthly Spielgaben updates so you can see how we continue to use our set!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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Exploring Addition with Regrouping With Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.

Exploring Addition with Spielgaben

 

Exploring Addition

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore addition and addition with re-grouping this month.

Math Manual, Part 1, Chapter 2 ~ Play 9: Addition Matrix

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I love a good Spielgaben math game and so does Ladybug! First I prepared the triangles and the cube.

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This game reviewed facts equaling 7-12.  Each time we rolled the cube we created an index card with all of the facts that totaled that number.

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Then she found the matching numbers to create the fact, like Dominoes.

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As we went on it became more challenging but she really enjoyed this simple way of reviewing facts.

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Math Manual, Part 1 Chapter 2 ~ Play 10: Monsters That Re-Group

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I love exploring math concepts in a hands on low-pressure way before a child is expected to master the skill on paper.  This lesson on addition with re-grouping was perfect! We began with a pile of small dots and she estimated how many she thought there were.  She then divided them into groups of ten into the rings and we counted.

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To make things more interesting, we added a set of green dots and then grouped those to add the two numbers together!  I modeled the equation for her on a card just so she could see it but the main purpose of this lesson was to just get the feel for grouping and regrouping.

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We did one example with re-grouping as shown below. I started by giving her 14 greens and 8 blacks and then she divided them into groups of ten, and got the answer.

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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