Speaking of Math…

by becky on July 7, 2011

So, for several years I have been working on improving my “Math Wall”. I first started with store bought posters and then decided that even though they were big and pretty, they didn’t necessarily focus on “how” I taught my students a particular concept. Then, I decided to change things up when I found these awesome math cards online. I ended up breaking them up by concept and this is a picture of what my math wall looked last year.

Sorry it’s so small. I wanted to get a picture with ALL the boards. I DID like this and was able to refer to it during my instruction. However, I still felt like my students needed more. I have begun taking the skills we have been working on and creating my own math skill cards. I’m hoping that by adding the definition AND an example, my students will have a stronger tool to refer to.

Here are a few examples of what I have come up with.

The whole file I plan to create (based on IL’s Common Core Standards) will have about 50 pages. But, until then, feel free to download and let me know what you think!

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Danyelle July 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I LOVE your blog! I can’t wait to see what else you post! So happy to see a wonderful IL teacher blogger!

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Shellabelle July 16, 2011 at 2:21 am

These are great! I hope you do make and post more! Thanks for sharing.

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Jen July 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Thank you for sharing!

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Laura July 29, 2011 at 3:20 am

I saw your mountain math in one of the pictures of your classroom and have a question. What do you have it posted on?

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becky July 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Hi Laura! I use a HUGE clear, two sided, pocket chart. You can get all kinds of inserts to put in it. I use calendar numbers for the problems and I put 1-15 on the front and 16-30 on the back. I just flip it back and forth depending on which problems my kids are working on. I actually liked it when I was able to use it on the chalkboard with hooks. But, when I got a whiteboard, the hooks don’t fit the holes at the top and my board isn’t very magnetic and the chart is HEAVY! Here is a link about the chart. I got it at my local teacher store. Hope it helps!
http://www.summitlearning.com/product/DG210881TE

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Laurie August 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

I love your blog (just came across it tonight.) And your posters are awesome. I do see one type on the expanded form. It may be how it looks on my monitor, but it looks like 6,543 = 600+500+40+3. I don’t see the third 0 in 6000.

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becky August 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Good eye! And thank you for being kind about it! :) I’ll fix it and reload them! I’m glad you like the posters!!!

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Betsy Naasko August 11, 2011 at 3:11 am

I just posted a question about math word walls on proteacher and then I found your blog on the same topic complete with downloads. Thanks so much for the great resource!

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tonya August 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Just curious if you have fixed the typo yet! I would LOVE to print them this weekend and start using them for monday! These are great!

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Becky August 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Hi Tonya, I fixed them and reposted them here http://www.dots-n-spots.com/?p=224 a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
Becky

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Cyndee August 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm

LOVE – the definition with the example and the way you made the signs colorful and engaging!

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Leah October 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I am stopping by to let you know that I love reading your blog and I am presenting you with a Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out at http://www.mrsteachnology.blogspot.com!

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becky October 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Thanks Leah! I’m honored! :)

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Dawn January 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I just tried the link for the double-sided clear pocket chart and it brought up some SMART board slides instead. A quick search of the site didn’t help me find it, either.

Any other suggestions? My Mountain Math setup this year in a new classroom is very undesirable, and I’d love to arrange it how you have yours. :)

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Katie Knox July 17, 2012 at 2:39 am

Thanks so much! It think these are perfect to help explain place value and the different forms they will see and be expected to be proficient in! :)

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Melissa Cloud August 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I really like the place value poster, but am unable to download it. Is there any way you can email it to me? P.S. Your dalmation is adorable!!!
Thanks! Melissa

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Becky August 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

Hi! Did you try this http://www.dots-n-spots.com/?p=224
Hope this helps! If not, email me and I’ll send them to you.

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Rebecca August 16, 2012 at 2:37 am

Hi! i was unable to download as well. I would love a copy sent to me! Thanks so much!

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Becky August 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

Hi Rebecca! Did you try this http://www.dots-n-spots.com/?p=224
Hope this helps! If not, email me and I’ll send them to you.

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Jenny August 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

I love your posters! I especially love your math ones. Can you email me any free downloads you have, especially the place value one if its available. Thanks!

Jenny
(4th grade teacher)

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Tiffany Britt August 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

I’d love to access this file. It is just what I was looking for, for this week’s lessons.

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Carmen August 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I would love these place value posters for my 4th grade EIP students, if they are still available for free. They are fabulous! The link won’t work. :(

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becky August 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hi Carmen, I updated the link… it should work now. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you can use the posters!!!! -Becky :)

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Amanda September 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

These are great posters! I love how colorful they are!! I tried the file link, but it wasn’t working…I’d love to have the rest of the posters! It’s so great that you are sharing them!!

Amanda

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Jenna Hineman September 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Is there any way you can make the “place value” poster without the millions column. I am teaching 3rd grade and we only learn up to 999,999.

Thanks,
Jenna

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Teri Dotson September 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

Can’t wait to see the other posters! Thanks for sharing these.

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