Thursday, April 25, 2013

Counting, Money, Time, Base 10 Block Freebie

The other day I showed you our number mix up game that we sometimes use to warm up for our math lesson.  Today I'm showing you our Daily Math Count that we do before each lesson every day.  This activity asks students to tell the time, count money, count base 10 blocks and then skip count. Here is  a picture of what it looks like. I just randomly put these things on my ELMO and kids start counting. I choose a time, money amount and base 10 blocks. Since students can't move and count the money from their seat, I line it up for them from greatest to least value.

I pick random times, money and base 10 blocks every day.  The number that I use for the base 10 blocks becomes the number that we begin with to count our pattern each day.  I ask students to count by 3's, or 4's, 6's or 7's.  At the beginning of the year we counted by 2's, 5's and 10's but they have become very good at that, even off of the decade.  They look forward to math count every day.  I hope you will give it a try!  You can get your free recording form by clicking HERE!  Let me know how you like it!  We are now at the 30 day countdown in my school district!  I can't believe we only have 30 days left!  I'm not finished yet! Haha!  


  1. Love this idea I am going to try it with my students today!