Hello There!
Welcome to the first Math Monday everyone!
I created this linky party because I know you all have a million 
wonderful, exciting and innovative math ideas and 
I thought it would be great to share them in one spot. 
I am always so inspired by the things 
I see going on in classrooms all over the world. 
The whole blogger/ tpt/ pinterest world has changed me as a teacher
and inspired me to try many new, fun and exciting things.
 You can link up with anything you are doing or have done in math. 
It can be an anchor chart, a game, a printable, a new idea, a craft...
you name it- we want to see it!

Grab this image for your blog!

Link up at the bottom of this post!
Don't forget to join on instagram too...

And now for some good 'ole content...
In my classroom I run a Math Workshop model.
I based it loosely off the main tenants of the Daily 5.
The most important part (I think) 
is that given choice in their learning kids
will be more invested in the process.
This ideal has changed my classroom so much.
Just the other day I actually had reading groups during Daily 5 with 
my back turned to the class and I had no problems.
It was a little slice of heaven!

Back to Math Workshop!
My students have 4 areas they can choose from
Math Facts
Math Games
Fun with Numbers
Math with Technology

Let's take a little tour...shall we?

Math Workshop is located on the bottom shelves under our book bins.
These shelves are about a million years old
and need a serious paint job.
I couldn't quite get them all in one picture,
but there are 4 sets of shelves....
one for each math workshop area!

Let's start with 

What are all those things on the shelf you ask?
Let's go exploring...

Bears & Scoopers
We scoop 3 times and add them together.
Grab the freebie recording sheet here.

 Dollar Spot Write & Wipe Cards

Big Dice & Stamps
This is a fan favorite!
The kids simply roll two dice and stamp out their number sentence.
It's the little things, right?


Wipe- Clean Workbooks.
The kids go ga-ga for these too!
They love this one all.year.long.
I got these in the Dollar Spot at Target.

Adding zero and adding one pages.
They simply roll the dice or pick a card and 
+0 or +1.
Simple, but MUCH needed practice
for my little guys and dolls. 
These pages can be found here.

And now let's mosey over to

"What Comes Next?" spinner game by
the one and only Cara Carroll.
These are from her 

I love puzzles!
You love puzzles!
We all love puzzles!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Roll the dice and X out the number.
Last one to X out the number is the winner.

Leafin' Even and Appley Odd
Roll the fancy 10 sided dice and write the number
in the even leaf or odd apple.

Fall Fun!
This is a counting game.
Lots and lots of counting practice
going on here.

Falling Apples
This is a cute apple style 
roll and cover game.

Time to pop over to 

These are poker chips will numbers on them.
The kids pick one of each color and them put them in
order from least to greatest or greatest to least.

I got these mini party cups at the Dollar Store.
I wrote numbers on the bottom of them with Sharpie.
The kids put the correct number of beans in each cup.
So simple, but they LOVE it.
First graders are easy to please!

Picture Graphing
There are 3 different pictures kids can graph.
These are in my Math Workshop September.

Clothespins and Cards.
These are a great freebie by 

Receipt tape!
Kids love writing their numbers as high
as they can go on receipt tape.
I wish I got to do that in first grade.

Hundreds Chart with Number Tiles
This has been a favorite in my class for eons.
I think I got this manipulative my first year of teaching 
and 8 years of kids have loved it!

And lastly
This area doesn't have a big shelf to share because there are only two 
pencils boxes filled with....
Hot Dots!
I just got these this year and the kids LOVE them!
Such fun!
Also at Math with Technology the kids can go
to the computer and do XtraMath.
I will also be introducing the iPads to the class soon
and we will get to use these during our Math Workshop time.

If you like the Math Workshop signs I have in my room
they are a freebie in my TPT shop. 

Many of the activities you saw in the grand tour were

These activities are all PRINT & GO!
You just need to add dice and/or cards and you are ready
to start your own Math Workshop.

With Halloween right around the corner I'll be 
switching over to 
It has all sorts of fun 
activities for your little ghosts and ghouls!

I am also super pysched to print off Monster Mania
by my good friend Molly at Lucky to be in First.
This product is monster themed, but has so many
great math activities you can do all year!

 It's going to be monster-iffic in first grade in the next couple weeks!

I am so excited to read your posts and find out
the fun and exciting math goodness going on
here, there and everywhere!


  1. I love how you organize all your math activities. I'm going to "borrow" a few of those ideas. Have you tried SumDog for your Math with Technology? That is my favorite free math website!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  2. I love your print and go packs, and so do my kiddos! Thank you so much for hosting this linky, there are so many awesome ideas!


  3. Going back to work on Monday. I look forward to posting some math love and linking up!
    My Second Sense

  4. Aww...I missed the link up, but here is my post on our 10th day and Zero the Hero.

  5. Oh that's funny! This post showed up on my Facebook feed today (not sure why). I didn't notice the date at all. No wonder I missed the party! Silly me!


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