Place Value Freebie

Happy Weekend friends!  Hope and I wanted to give you a better peek into what a day in the life of The Magic of Math looks like.  You can check out my first blog post about it {HERE}. So, this blog post will take you through a day (although every single day is so different and it's full of variety!).  I'll also answer some questions at the end!

Each lesson starts with a minilesson.  Some of the minilessons have pocket chart activities, anchor charts, websites to use, or just guide you on how to approach the skill.
 We also have a word problem of the day that compliments the focus for the week.  These word problems can be glued into a spiral.  And, yes, I know there is an error on the problem.  It's been fixed already :)
 After the lesson, students will complete activities that help them become engaged and involved in their learning.  We included lots of games, math hunts, or activities like the one shown below.
For each day we also have some sort of interactive notebook entry or printable for your students to use during practice.  Many of these can be differentiated to meet the needs of your learners!

We organized all of the activities into daily lesson plans like the one shown below so that you can prep quickly and easily!
We also printed every single thing out and took pictures so that you can get a glimpse of what the day will look like.  Of course, you can always move things around or do as much or as little as you desire!
The monthly overview will  help you know what to expect each week!
You can grab all of the activities and lesson plans shown above in {THIS} Magic of Math Sample for FREE!

Before I go, I want to answer some questions that I have already been asked:
Q:  What is the timeline for completion on the other units?
A:  I promise we are working as quickly as we can, but QUALITY is so much more important to us.  We will not just be copy/pasting and changing out numbers each unit.  We will carefully navigate the standards to make sure we are hitting everything you need.  We also want to make sure that the lessons are fun, interactive, and meaningful... So, it takes time.  We will try and have the first few units done by the beginning of the new school year.  For a year overview click HERE.
Q:  Will this work for other grade levels:
A:  The Math standards are so specific and differ so much from grade level to grade level, so we are only aligning them for 2nd grade.  You are more than welcome to adjust if you'd like, but we don't want to steer you in the wrong direction by saying they are appropriate for your specific grade level!

Q:  What if my school has to follow a different scope and sequence?  
A:  This is why we are trying to work ahead of time so that you can move the units around to best fit your needs.  However, we are only human and can't make all nine units overnight.  We tried to make a sequence that we thought most 2nd grade teachers could use.

Q:  Are the units easy to prep?
A:  You will see that we print everything on colored paper, but you don't have to.  That just makes for pretty pictures, ha!  Most of the lessons and activities require very little prep.  Some may take a little more time, but nothing too intense!

Q:  Will these be available as a growing bundle?
A:  We will not bundle anything until every unit is complete.  Growing bundles make me nervous because I don't know what might happen in my personal life.  I would hate to not be able to fulfill my promises!

Q:  Will I need anything in addition to the unit?
A:  We have included pretty much everything you need.  You may need paperclips, food, or something simple for different activities, BUT most everything is included.  Here are some things we love for Place Value, but they definitely aren't necessary:



I think that about does it!  I hope you have a fabulous week and that your summer break is just around the corner!!!  You can check out The Magic of Math:  Place Value {HERE}.  It's 20% off until Sunday, May 15th at midnight :)


Megan Goblirsch said...

Awesome blog post! Thanks for clearing up all those questions. Really looking forward to seeing how this unit develops. Thank you for all your hard work (and Hope). I'm really loving all the Rooted in Readings that you and Katie have made. You always seem to know exactly what I "need". HA!

Leslie Moore said...

This is going to be perfect for next year!! Thank you!!
Do you think this would work with guided math???