Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's Number {freebie}

One of the math routines in 2nd grade is Today's Number where our kiddos compose and decompose numbers in various ways.  At the beginning of the year, we spend a lot of time doing this routine together and working through the different ways that we can show Today's Number.

About this time of year, my students are getting really good with this routine and can apply many ways to show Today's Number on their own.  It's so exciting and makes me such a proud math mama!

This handy dandy little card can be included in an interactive math notebook so that when your students are doing this math routine, they can easily reference the different ways they can show Today's Number.  (There are two on a page so you can save a tree.)  :)

If you need something to show parents or to take a grade on, here are a couple of options for something to use outside of a notebook:

This one has two boxes labeled "equation" allowing students to use any operation.

This one has one box labeled "equation using addition" and one box labeled "equation using subtraction." 
I hope your little math monkeys enjoy doing Today's Number as much as mine do.  I allow my kiddos to choose their own two-digit numbers, and for some students, I encourage them to use three-digit numbers.  (For any that do three-digit numbers, I tell them to show only the tens and ones for the tally marks.)



Crayons and Curls said...

Wow! This is great! Some of my Kinders would love this! :)
Crayons and Curls

Jamie said...

Thanks for the freebies! This will be a great addition to our Calendar Math!

Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

Erika said...

Thanks for the freebie!

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Rorey Risdon said...

These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Marcie Evans said...

I love it! I see that you do Daily 5 and hate worksheets - ME TOO! Thank you for the freebie! :)

Deb said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh My Little Classity Class

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this great idea :) Have a great day!

Lisa :) (new follower)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Miss Foote said...

I heart this! We have been working on all the different ways to write a number.

Chickadee Jubilee

Room 114 said...

I LOVE this idea! What a great extension for counting to the 100th day. Thanks for sharing :)


Amy said...

I just found your blog and I love your ideas!!

Krazy About Kiddos

abc PTR said...

I loved this idea and can't wait to try it out in my classroom when the summer term starts. I hope you don't mind, I used the idea, but had to create my own as the language is different. I just know my children will love doing this - it's such a fab idea - thank you!

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Thank you so much for sharing these! Great ideas!

Brenda said...

LOVE, love, love this!! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm your newest follower! #533...That's me!

Brenda @ Primary Inspired

Teaching Little Miracles said...

These are really good! Thanks so much for sharing! We are your newest followers!
Teaching Little Miracles

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