New Twist on Number of the Day

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Out into classrooms again today!  This time I landed in the 2nd grade classroom of Doug Bremmer.  Incredible teacher!  I really loved how he did Number of the Day.  The number of the day was 104.  There was a small group of kids sitting on the floor in front of the hundred chart busily working away.  He gave them a countdown to wrap up their work (amazing classroom management skills), and then he called on a few kiddos to share their versions of 104.  As the first student told him her number sentence, Mr. Bremmer wrote it on an index card on the document camera (see the picture).  After she finished her number sentence, Mr. Bremmer asked her how she was going to prove it.  She popped up out of her desk and headed up to the hundred chart.  As Mr. Bremmer read her number sentence, she moved her finger around the hundred chart.  When she ended up on 104, the class clapped for her.  Mr. Bremmer continued with 5 other children.  Check out the last student’s number sentence!  A perfect self-differentiating activity.

In honor of Mr. B, I’ve created a little 120 Chart freebie for you!  Click here to grab yours.  Jungle 120 Freebie

16 Comments

  1. Amy B

    Those are great responses!!! And, thanks for the freebies…will definitely use them!!!!
    Amy Burton

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    • Donna Boucher

      I can see the 120 Chart and the freebies as a great little workstation. Laminate them all, and the kids can use markers.

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      • Jan

        Plastic sleeves work well, too, if you don’t have access to a laminator. My kids keep them in their math binders.

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      • Karri

        I assume you would begin showing how the 120 chart “works” and having them create and fill in numbers on the chart? Then small
        Numbers, then these number strings ?

        Thanks

        Reply
  2. Donna Boucher

    You are very welcome!

    Reply
  3. Beverley Baird

    What great resources! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Beverley!

      Reply
  4. Cindy in Wisconsin

    Thanks so much! This is a great activity to add to my resources!

    Reply
    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Cindy. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Connie Hicks

    How do I get the freebies?

    Reply
    • Donna Boucher

      Click on any of the pictures, Connie. 🙂

      Reply
  6. Amy (Littlest Superheroes)

    Wow, thank you for your generosity! These freebies are great!

    Amy @ The Littlest Superheroes

    Reply
    • Donna Boucher

      You’re very welcome, Amy! 🙂

      Reply

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