Friday, June 10, 2011

Clipart-A-Holic and a Free Math Game

Hi,

I’m Ms. A and I’m a Clipart-A-Holic.

Don’t you just love clipart. I love all kinds…digital, on a disc, in a clipart book…you name it I collect it. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE making free stuff for my blogging friends.

I’ve posted before about subtizing. It’s a fancy word that translates to students being able to look at a group of objects and know how many there are without counting from one.

Well, I thought why not start with dice. How many times have you seen your students roll a die or dice and count from one…we don’t want them to do this. I want them to be able to see this:

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Or look at this:

Dice Pair, 4-3and know  it’s seven.

This goal and the fact  I just bought some cute clipart has led me to this Number Sense activity I’ve created just for you my wonderful blogging friends. This would be a perfect beginning of the year math station activity. All you need are chips…I’ve even included three dice patterns for you, so you can change it up.

Students roll the die you’ve selected or they can choose themselves, and cover the picture on their game board of the die that matches the number they rolled. Students can play until all boards are filled up…you don’t have to have a winner. The goal is to get them to recognize the configuration of the dots and know instantly that they rolled a four or a six. This is just a start…I’m working on more. In the meantime click on the picture to grab your copy.

Please, please, please if you download consider following me and/or leaving a comment…a little feedback is a great thing.

 

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82 comments:

  1. I had the top math group this year and first grade and I still had some kids counting those darn dots! grrr

    I will totally use this next year!

    TFS!

    Jennifer

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  2. This is SO CUTE! I love the activities that everyone posts... I guess I need to invest in some cute clip art! Thanks so much.

    Magnificent Multiagers!

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  3. LOVE it! Thank you sooo much for sharing this fun game!

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  4. I really like the different dice you created! This is great for differentiating. Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for the cute idea! This will fit in nicely with what I already do! You are awesome!

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  6. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to incorporate dice flashcards and ten frame flashcards into our Around the World game. This activity will help reinforce that in stations!

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  7. Very cute activity. I will use this at the beginning of the year! Thanks!

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  8. And, oh, how we love that you love sharing with us! What a beautiful and useful game. Thank you so much for sharing. And, yes, I adore clip art too! It's an addiction. :)

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  9. I so agree that we need to encourage number sense! We will use this game a great deal at the beginning of the year! Thank you SO much!

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  10. Love it! Thanks.
    What are your favorite sources for clip art? I am trying to get into blogging but my posts are blah...the ingredient I must be missing is clipart :)

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  11. great activity, can't wait to try it next year.

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  12. I am new to "blog viewing", your site is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this! It will be a great game for the beginning of the year. Love the clipart!

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  14. I already follow you. Your ideas are superb and very useful. Thanks for the freebie. Anything that is presented in game form makes the kids want to use it. That makes our job much easier! Thanks again!

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  15. Thank you so much! Subtilizing is such an important idea. I don't think kids get enough practice coming into school because they are no longer playing board games. Instead there is a lot of video game playing.

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  16. Thanks so much! Can't wait to introduce this at the beginning of the year!

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  17. LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! You realize that you're making us all better educators! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  18. Thanks so much for the great activities! I recently purchased your Back to School Math Fun packet, and it is awesome!

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  19. Thanks ladies! Thanks Jen for purchasing from me.

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  20. Can't wait to use this super cute activity. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Pam

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  21. What a cute game! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. Excellent skill to reinforce! Thank you for your time in creating such an inviting game!

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  24. This is SO CUTE! I can't wait to use it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Fantastic game! Thanks for sharing!

    Alessia
    mrsalbanesesclass.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you so much! I love, love, love ladybugs so this is perfect! I sincerely appreciate all your wonderful tips and printables!

    ~Shelly

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  27. Great math game! I can use it with my kinders next year. Thanks for sharing, it is appreciated!

    ~ Amy

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  28. I am enjoying collecting new ideas! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  29. I Too am a clipart-a-holic. Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to print and laminate.
    Where did you get the clipart you used for this, love the dice too.
    Tiffani
    Time 4 Kindergarten

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  30. Hey Tiffani! I bought the clip art at digiwebstudio
    Ms. A

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  31. A fellow clip art LOVER!! Thanks for sharing!
    cc

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  32. Thanks for sharing! It will be very useful!!!

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  33. Thanks for the free download. I love the clip art. Debra

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  34. Thanks you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I love using them in my classroom. I love your blog!

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  35. Hi Yolanda!
    I've been stalking your site & wanted to say THANK YOU so much for sharing all that you do!
    Amy
    first grade in MO

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  36. Thanks for sharing this! You are so right...this is a hard concept for some first graders! This will be great for the beginning of the year! Thanks for sharing!
    So cute also!

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  37. Thanks so much! Excited for the math resources as one of my summer projects is to set up Math Stations! So appreciated!!

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  38. I love your ladybug dice game! My classroom theme is ladybugs and it will fit so well at the beginning of the year. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing your number sense games and ideas! I LOVE your blog and have gotten some great ideas from you! I just started my own blog and am trying to figure out lots of things with it...like how to post a picture/graphic of the things I am uploading. :)

    http://firstgradefuntastic.blogspot.com/

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  40. Thank you so much! These are great!

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  41. This is too cute and I would love to use it in my class, but we are forbidden to use copy write things that we get from online.

    Love your blog and I have it bookmarked so I can come and read your wonderful ideas often.

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  42. Always love reading your blog! Love the Ladybug game...perfect for practicing! Thank you for your generosity!

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  43. Hey! Love it! Love all of your things! I've just started following your blog. It is great! What a wonderful way to get inspired before I go
    BACK 2 SCHOOL!

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  44. SUPER cute!!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with others!!! LOVE your blog!!

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  45. I just discovered your blog. Love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful games. They are awesome!
    Stacey

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  46. Thank you for the cute activity. My first graders need help with counting dots on number cubes as well. So helpful! Thanks!

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  47. Very cute! I'm now following your blog! :)

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  48. Thank you for the freebies! I just downloaded the cute ladybug (will save for next year) and will use the Beach ee/ea game this week! Thanks for all your hard work to make my work easier!!!

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  49. Thanks for sharing!! Love the Money Honey coin downloads, too! Just finishing my first year teaching 1st grade (after teaching K for 15 years). It's teachers like you, so willing to share awesome ideas, that have helped make the transition to first so exciting to teach:)

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  50. Thank you for this activity. It is so adorable!

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  51. I love this activity. Iam teacher in preeschool from Spain

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  52. This is wonderful! Thank you!

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  53. This is so cute and useful for my 3yo while I homeschool 7 and 9! Thank you.

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  54. This is so cute and useful for my 3yo while I homeschool 7 and 9! Thank you.

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  55. Thank you for sharing your resources!

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  56. This is super cute! Thank you so much for your hard work!

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  57. Love this! Thank you so much!

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  58. just what I was looking for. Great, thanks!

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  59. just what I was looking for. Great, thanks!

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  60. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to use it with my class over here in the UK.
    Here's our blog http://fhcfs2blogspot.blogspot.co.uk/

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  61. This looks like such fun!! And just in time for our 'Nature-things that fly' unit study! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  62. Love this! Thanks so much. It's adorable and I know the kids will love the activity

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  63. Thank you for sharing! My Pre-kers are going to love this!

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  64. TH- thanks a bunch for your wonderful activity with the ladybugs, Looking forward to do this activity with my preschools. Thanks so much

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  65. Thank you for this useful, fun and beautifully made activity.

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  66. thank you very much! Nice Work!

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  67. I just found this through another link. It is cute as a "bug". My Pre-K's will love it. Thank you. I am always looking for something for them to enjoy and learn at the same time. You have just given 18 little ones in my class a new outlook on ladybugs! They will love you for a few weeks any way.

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  68. This fantastic!! Thank you for sharing! I have first graders who can still benefit from this but I'm really looking forward to using this at the beginning of the school year! Thanks again!

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  69. Beautiful graphics, great for helping kids work on important skills! Thanks!

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  70. 好感謝您的分享,受益良多!

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  71. Thank you so much for sharing! I needed resources for this (new) topic for me. I've been teaching first grade for a number of years and just this year heard about subitizing! But what a great skill to have. I'm looking forward to integrating your ideas into my classroom this year. Thank you again!

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