To save time on making a number line with math fonts, which is a bit tedious, I decided to search online. I stumbled over this WONDERFUL website full of fabulous math freebies. There are math power points, smart board lessons, printables, flashcards and the like for primary students. Just to name a few: one to one correspondence smart board lessons, number lines 0-100 printable, and counting by grouping objects power point. All of the many downloads on this site are especially good for the common core standards, which focus so heavily on number sense and counting for primary students.
I have personally witnessed two teachers use this in their classes and it works exceptionally well. The novelty will wear off after time, but it works well for students at this point in the year when summer break and friends are all that is on children’s minds.
- Buy a feather boa.
- Tell your students to put their heads down on their desks and close their eyes.
- Tell them when you pass by and touch them with the feather boa they can line up.
This seems to have a magical effect because feathers are quiet and those who are in line are in suspense waiting to see who will be feathered next.