Weekend Warriors: Ideas, Freebies & Giveaways DAY 2

And the Magnificent Mathematical May ideas continue with Day 2!!!! If you missed out on the posts from Day 1, click HERE!

Do you stress out or feel unorganized when you are trying to put your finger on that ONE specific center or follow up activity that you just can't find??? I want to share with you how I organize my math materials.

 First off, I must admit, I. AM. A. BINDER. ADDICT!!! There... I said it! I use three ringed binders for EVERYTHING! Our math series is organized into sixteen different topics. It is common core aligned, but needs SERIOUS supplementing to make it work for my students. Here are my binders in action:



At the moment, I have 3 large binders for all the topics. I am constantly adding to it and taking things out that just don't work. EVERYTHING gets put into plastic sleeves. This helps me keep track of all the samples I have made as well.


I label each section by topic number to match my math series. I also use smaller tabs to name specific topics I want to find quickly. This picture shows that "odd and even" is part of Topic 5. There are many concepts covered in Topic 5, but I want to find my odd and even activities at a quick glance, so I made a separate tab.
The binders simplify my teaching life! They keep everything in one place. No more detective work needed. I know EXACTLY where I can find what I need. I hope you are able to get some ideas and inspiration to help organize or reorganize all your math ideas. Now...
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19 comments :

  1. I really like Graphs & Fractions :)

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  2. I love geometry - especially drawing 3D shapes.

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  4. Okay, this isn't exactly an 'activity' but I implemented Guided Math into my classroom this year and am loving how well it works for all my students - I can slow things down or speed things up to math their individual needs.

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  5. I love binders too! Thanks for sharing these math activities. My kids love doing task cards especially when I tape them around the room. They also love the BUMP games.

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  6. My kids love playing BUMP and we are loving our Math Journals
    Julie

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  7. I like making fraction pizzas.

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  8. LOVE that curriculum! I used it in 1st-3rd and am missing it MAJORLY since we're now using some other one full of fluff! :( Your binder covers are SOOO cute!
    -Aris

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  9. We use Envision Math too! I would love to see some of your binder ideas. I use Daily 5 math this year and love the small group practice!

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  10. Love this organizational idea since we use Envision too. Even if my district has the version that is not aligned to common core although we are expected to teach it. Crazy huh?!?!
    Heather
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  11. Do you offer the binder covers in your store? I was already making envision binders (for third grade) and love the binder covers you put on yours!

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  12. I love graphing and double digit subtraction WITH regrouping...I know I'm crazy.. :)

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  13. Making fraction flowers and writing about them.

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  14. My students love any kind of "Bump" game.

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  15. I love to make 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks. :)

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  16. I absolutely love graphing with my kinder kiddos! It gives them ownership in what they are doing!

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  17. Love graphing!!! Every class loves to graph!!

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  18. I love combining math and art together : )

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