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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Common Core Math Sheets- FREE!

I have been trying to get ready to take on the new Common Core standards.  The math series we use now doesn't align to the new standards, even though they pretend they do.  The maker of our series sent us a little packet on how to align to common core, but after looking through it I think they're full of it.  That might not be nice, so maybe I can say they are stretching it a bit.  I haven't decided how much I'm going to use of the curriculum, but I think I'm going to try to use quite a bit this year while supplementing with other things, and then next year weaning myself from it even further.  So, I've decided to find and make some things myself.
All over Pinterest lately I've been seeing this cute picture: (this is as far back as I can track it)
I love the idea of it, but it's a little too tough for my students.  It also would require some serious independent organization on a piece of paper.  I decided to take the idea and make my own sheets for my students.  I ended up making several different ones, and I might tweak them a bit once I actually use them with my students.  Sometimes you don't know what will work best until you try it out on real students.  I don't think they mind being my guinea pigs.  
Good news for you?  I didn't use any clipart, so it's free, free, free!  I tried to incorporate several common core standards into these pages.  I hope to do a couple of these a week with my kiddos- and eventually have them complete them independently as morning work.  


Update:  Just in case it wasn't clear: anywhere students see the sunburst shape he/she should write in the magic number. 
I didn't use "today's number" because I'm not sure we'll have time to do this every single day.  I thought Magic Number seemed fun- I think I'll even make it a little game where I pull the "Magic Number" out of a bag after giving them clues about what it could be.  Like this:
The magic number is more than 2.
The magic number is less than 20.
The magic number is even. 
The magic number has one digit.
And so on until they guess my magic number... fun, right?  We have done similar things in past and my students always love to "beat" me when I'm teasing them and telling them that they'll never guess my number.  Isn't teaching all about making them totally engaged while acting totally silly?  Well, at least that's how I roll.  
While I was working on math sheet anyways, I decided to add some 120 charts to the mix... it's going to be hard getting used to saying 120 instead of hundred number chart... darn that common core.  I do agree that my students should be counting higher than 100, but I just like that nice, round number.  I made a few different charts because I think some students need different things.  I always have a few that get stuck on what to do when they finish a row, this one is for those kiddos:

I also made some that have the multiples of 5 filled in, and the 10's column already finished.  I like to have something filled in at the beginning of the year, just to make sure they don't get off track and then I get stuck erasing the entire page.  I also made a blank one for when students are ready to tackle it.  Here is a peak at those:

If you would like to have these for yourself, all you have to do is click here.  If you like them, please consider pinning it with the button below.  :)

Is there anything you would add to these pages?  Give me some good ideas and maybe I can add to the packet.  :)



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27 comments:

  1. I am wondering if we are going to have the same problem. We use enVisions...I had a hard time making it work with our state standards. I am thinking we are going to have a hard time matching it to Common Core too! These freebies are too hard for my babies, but I am betting I will have to supplement too!

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    1. I think it will be a bit of a challenge, but hopefully I can get into the flow and it will get easier. I'm hoping the more times I read the CC standards, the easier it will be!

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  2. These will be perfect and I love the chevron background! Thank you!!

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    1. Yay! So glad you like them! I'm a little bit obsessed with chevrons right now- can ya tell? hehe

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing these!

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    1. You're welcome! So glad you like them!

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  4. This is great! We use one at my school that is a little harder and this is perfect for the beginning of the year. Thanks for making them free!!!

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    1. Great- I'm so glad it will work for you! I love to make my things free if I can (with some graphics I have to charge to be able to share them). Glad you like them!

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    1. Thanks so much! and you're welcome! :)

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  6. This is awesome! I just pinned it and started following your blog. Come check me out if you get a chance!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirstblogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for pinning it! I'm now following your blog- can't wait to see what new things you have in store!

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  7. I love this idea! My colleague and I were trying to figure out a quick morning job like this and you have solved our problem! Thank you!

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  8. Erin,

    I feel the same about our math...that little pamphlet just didn't do it for me. LOL!

    Anway, thanks so much. These are great! Pinned it too. :-)

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Thanks for pinning! Glad you liked them!

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  9. Love, love, love them! Thank you so much!

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  10. Thanks so much for creating these worksheets. I am starting math workstations this week and the 100 charts will be perfect for one of the workbins. I have also wanted to start a number of the day/magic number activity and yours is wonderful. I also like that you made it a magic number so I don't have to use it everyday. Our curriculum also claims to be common core, but they made very few changes and there are a lot of lessons that we are skipping and many things we have to add. Mostly I think that we would like something that is organized in a way that covers all of the common core standards appropriately. We just don't have time to be rewriting text books and finding/making our own activities :(

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  11. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I'm curious what you have them do on the write it part??

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  13. Thanks for sharing! Just what I needed!

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  14. I am enjoying all you share. Thank you I can see where and how to use in my classroom. Yes I think it will be a little challenging at first but the more they practice the better they will get. Love this idea thank you for making it free I just shared with my first grade team also.

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  15. Thanks!!! I'm glad I found this!!!! Looking forward to browsing your blog!

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  16. Thank you for these great pages. I'm excited to use them in my class.
    Pat

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  17. Thank you for these great pages. I'm excited to use them in my class.
    Pat

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  18. Thank you for this. Going to use the counting to 120 for my daughter at home.

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  19. Thank you for the magic number worksheets! I can tell you love to teach! I saw the same cute post and was wondering how I could incorporate it with my Kindergarten class (where half of them went to TK so they need more rigor BUT also need to be consistent with the skills they already have...this helps! :-)

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