A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a FREE, interactive online math dictionary. It's a great tool to introduce & explain new topics. The math charts section is great too! Handy to print relevant charts out & to keep in your Relief Folder. http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ *The author, Jenny Eather, also created the fantastic web sites 'Rainforest Maths' & 'Writing Fun'. These websites now require a fee to access them.
Spelling Sparkle: Teacher calls out a spelling word. Students stand in a circle and each student says one letter of the word. After the last letter of the word is said the next student says "Sparkle" & sits down. If a student misses a letter or is incorrect they also sit down. The teacher then gives them another word. Play continues until the last man is standing. Maths Sparkle: Play is the same except teacher calls out a different number to skip count by & to what number. (eg: count by 5's to 60, count by 3's to 36, or for junior years simply count to 10 or 20)
This is a quick game that highlights the importance of place value. Great to play at the beginning or end of a lesson. Only equipment needed is one die for the teacher and paper & pencils for students. You can use a 6-10 sided die. 1. Students draw dashes (you choose how big the number will be) & two trash cans. 2. Teacher rolls a die & calls out roll. 3. Students need to decide where to place that number - either on a dash or in a trash can, if they don't wish to use that number. They can't erase a number once it is written. 4. When all the spaces are filled the winner is whoever has the highest number*. *You can change this to whoever has the lowest number for an added challenge! For more quick classroom games that require little to no resources: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/30-Quick-Games-and-Brain-Breaks-810641