# The Teaching With Simplicity Blog

### Extending Corners

After completing a Corners exercise, add up all the students in each corner. As a class, team, or individually, create a graph based on the

### Nouns-Dueling FlipCharts

CLASSROOM LEARNING ACTIVITY: 1. Prompt students to think of nouns. 2. Each student writes in a different color. 3. Specify a time limit. 4. Teams

### Lines of Symmetry-Four Corners

CLASSROOM LEARNING ACTIVITY: 1. Give students the choice of drawing an object with exactly one, two, three, or four lines of symmetry. 2. Give students

### Hot Tipz- Team Numbers

Whenever possible I always have my teams set up in groups of four. In an ideal classroom that’s great, teams of four, but as we

### Commas – Fact or Fiction

CLASSROOM LEARNING ACTIVITY: Using Fact or Fiction, students write three compound sentences. In one sentence, they put the comma in an incorrect spot. In the

### Polygon Card Set

CLASSROOM LEARNING ACTIVITY: Using Pick a Card, Ask-n-Switch, and even Show-It. The cards can be used for a review of polygons. Polygon Cards http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf

### Math Facts – Fan and Pick

Pick a Card with math facts is a great alternative. We all have a set of flashcards in our classroom. They are already to use

### Number Forms – Four Corners

CLASSROOM LEARNING ACTIVITY: Using Four Corners 1. Provide students with 4 choices:  Standard form, short word form, word form, and expanded form.  They choose which

### Show and Tell

At the beginning of the year once students begin getting comfortable with each other, they like to “show and tell”.  No matter what the grade