Roll and Graph Freebie - Math Coach's Corner

Roll and Graph Freebie

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.

Whew!  I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been a hectic few months for me.  School has been out for a week now, I just finished my last grad school assignment for this term, and tomorrow I head to Destin, FL, to visit friends and family.  Wait, let me give you a visual…

Aaaaaahhhhh, I relax a bit just THINKING about it!

Anyway, another project I’m working on this summer is a launching unit for my teachers to use to get math workshop off the ground in the fall.  Our district has set aside 10 days in the scope and sequence to reflect the fact that you don’t just walk in the door and start teaching content on Day 1. It takes time to establish routines and build a climate of learning in your classroom. This little activity I’m sharing tonight is for Kindergarten to use as they introduce workstations. It combines number recognition and graphing. There are three versions–numerals, pictorial representation, and word form.

Grab your freebie here.  Share you tips for launching math workshop in the comments!

13 Comments

  1. Cathy Lien

    Thank you!! I love everything you create.

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Cathy! Thanks for the sweet compliment. 🙂

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  2. Carol

    What a lucky coincidence…I was surfing the net for rolling/spinning graphing ideas for the launching unit and this popped up on my Facebook page! I am so happy our district is giving us this time to get our math workshops started. Thanks for another great activity!
    Carol
    Still Teaching After All These Years

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    • Donna Boucher

      Lucky coincidence indeed, Carol! I hope you’re having a great summer. 🙂

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  3. Nancy

    Thanks so much for all your valuable free gifts!! I will love using this at the beginning of the year. Question – do you have a version of this that has more pictures instead of words for the directions? Maybe a picture of a die for #1 and a crayon for #2 or something like that? Thanks again!!

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    • Nancy

      That is an excellent idea!! Thanks!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Hey, Nancy! I realize the kiddos won’t be able to read the directions–I think they’re actually more for the teacher than anyone else. One thing my Kinder and 1st grade teachers have found helpful is to actually take pictures of the kiddos doing each step and including the picture directions in the box.

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  4. TheElementary MathManiac

    I love how you made these using different representations! Enjoy your vacation.

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Tara!

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  5. adtv

    You are the most giving person ever! Thank you for always sharing your wonderful ideas and materials.

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    • Donna Boucher

      I just enjoy the creative process of making this stuff. Oh, and I love math! Ha ha.

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  6. Anonymous

    I like the idea of getting math workshop off to a good start! With new math curriculum I look forward to seeing ideas for that!

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    • Donna Boucher

      A good start is SO important! If you don’t establish routines at the very beginning, you’ll be back-pedaling all year!

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