Enlightening and Engaging a Love for Math
This year was my 6th year of teaching but my first teaching first grade. After moving into my new classroom and diving into the curriculum, I quickly realized that the math kit in my classroom had seen better days. The math curriculum we are using was published and given to the first grade team when we were following the North Carolina Standard Course of Study many years ago. However, for the past few years we have been required to follow the Common Core Standards. The newer standards are relative but much more in depth that what was originally published. Many times this year I found myself struggling to extend upon what we had as well as create activities and materials to foster my students engagement and love of learning for math. I put forth everything I had but there were many times I felt as though I came up short. I was in need of materials that could grab their attention and provide fun and exciting ways to learn and engage with our math standards.
With these funds I will purchase manipulatives and materials to help provide my students with an engaging and exciting hands on approach to mathematics.
- Place Value Dice Classroom Set (24 pack): $28.18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AXCGVLQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I324GQ3ZPM4RRA
- Ten frame Towers Board Games: $22.96 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B48GJWU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=IGUHODJFMN0J0
- Junior Learning 50 Measure Activities: $13.05 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXEFB9D/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2MHHGCL4NQ4IE
- Junior Learning Different Mathematics Games: $17.36 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W0J2YQ2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2LGMW65CNHL08
- Junior Learning 50 Money Activities: $14.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX2LVTJ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2O7IHMZ0DH2ZK
- Junior Learning 50 Number Line Activities: $21.96 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWQZGRT/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2P4SYV1JDBACQ
- Junior Learning What's My Number: $20.50 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1OOJKQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=IMQHV1OHSV48P
- Learning Resources Connectable Ten-Frame Trays: $19.96 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9KC0DL/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2I1VSI1P22FC5
- Junior Learning 50 Ten Frame Activities: $14.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ0YX0J/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I1ZXHIF9QMP5FM
- Magnetic Addition Machine: $24.58 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2QTE3K/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I1JMSG8FONJURQ
- Learning Resources Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards: $11.19 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036ZSENQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2CZ0TY3A2NCVD
- Scholastic Write On/Wipe off Graph Charts: $23.74 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKW8VS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=T70XJSIJBBQ8&coliid=I2JNH0LQ815RDL
- Make A Splash 120 Mat Floor Game: $20.13 https://www.amazon.com/Make-Splash-120-Floor-Game/dp/B00HT5HCZA/ref=pd_day0_229_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00HT5HCZA&pd_rd_r=KS7353QJ54RPNE2JZ7RQ&pd_rd_w=eEpcz&pd_rd_wg=P9uVd&psc=1&refRID=KS7353QJ54RPNE2JZ7RQ
Back Up Plan
If I do not meet my goal I will purchase as many of the items on the list as possible, starting with the essentials such as the Place Value Dice Classroom set, the Connectable Ten-Frame Trays and the Make A Splash 120 Floor Mat. I will continue working my way towards providing my students with exciting and engaging math activities that help to promote and foster their success and love of mathematics.
About the Creator
I have been an educator for 6 years. I spent my first 5 years in education teaching Kindergarten and this year is my first year of teaching first grade.