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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Exploring Angles 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 Angles with Spielgaben

 

Exploring Angles

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore angles this month.

Math Manual, Part 3, Chapter 1 ~ Play 30: Spreading a Paper Fan

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I knew she would love this lesson, it was fun!  First we created a fan together to talk about angles in a very hands on way.

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I introduced her to the concept of a protractor and we practiced a bit with our fan.

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We created angles using pieces from set #8 and traced them to form angles.  Then she colored those in.

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Placing stickers to reinforce the angle point.

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Once we were done, we discussed the sizes of the different angles and compared them.

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Math Manual, Part 3 Chapter 1 ~ Play 31: Fish Are Eating a Right AngleSpielgaben Math Play 31

Again, I had no doubts that she would love this lesson.  She saw the fish and she was all in. I premade the fish, and we got right to it, using them to discuss right angles.

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We used different shapes to see if the right angle fish could “eat” them, to help determine which shapes had right angles.

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We drew little corners to show which had right angles and where they were.

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Then we took our fish around the room to find other right angles!

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She loved these fish!  Below the big fish is eating the little fish.Spielgaben -4510


Unrelated to angles, here’s a photo of one of her creations from the Nature Guide!

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Exploring Shapes 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 Shapes with Spielgaben

 

Exploring Shapes

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore shapes this month. As we continue on with a very loose 1st grade math plan, I choose concepts I want to expose her to before beginning a more formal math program in 2nd grade.

Math Manual, Part 3, Chapter 1 ~ Play 28: Let’s Make Shapes

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We have obviously worked with shapes before, so this was an extension of what she already knew.  For this lesson she learned the word vertex and we made vocabulary cards to go along to reinforce our new words.

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Her other new word was quadrilateral, and we had fun making quadrilaterals together both with the balls and also the sticks.

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Math Manual, Part 3 Chapter 1 ~ Play 29: I Want to Be a TriangleSpielgaben Math Play 29

 

This was a neat lesson built into a fun game.  We used 3 dice each with 1-6 on them.  We organized the sticks in groups as shown below.

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We took turns rolling the dice and using the corresponding stick to build {or not build} a triangle, learning different things along the way – like the fact that you can’t build a triangle every time!

As we moved along she learned about an isosceles triangle!

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We also learned about an equilateral triangle!

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Exploring Measurement 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 Measurement with Spielgaben

 

Exploring Measurement

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore measurement this month. As we continue on with a very loose 1st grade math plan, I choose concepts I want to expose her to before beginning a more formal math program in 2nd grade.

Math Manual, Part 4, Chapter 1 ~ Play 48: Ruler for a GiantSpielgaben Math Play 48 Measurement

 

The lesson was to create a ruler using the metric system but we altered it to create a ruler using the U.S. system. I sure wish we used metric, it’s so much easier! But, since we don’t yet, I wanted to be sure she understood the U.S system of measurement as well.

 

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We counted out all of the tiny lines on a ruler and discussed what each meant as we built a ruler together.Spielgaben -3862

We taped it all together when we were done!

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We measured several items together and talked all about the actual ruler while also using our large version

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Math Manual, Part 4 Chapter 1 ~ Play 49: Could You Give Me a Cup of Juice?

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For our next lesson, we focused on capacity, which she loved!  First we created cups!

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Then, she chose what “liquid” to fill each with. She chose grape juice, milk and orange juice!

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We then dumped the cups and lined up the “liquids” to compare.

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This was a really fun lesson, she is still playing with the cups she made!


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