Our second grade team has worked really hard all year on ballpark estimates (aka rounding). Unfortunately, I have one student who just doesn’t get it. Sometimes she is able to get it right, but other times 84 rounds to 60 and sometimes 32 rounds to 50. I’m not sure why, but she just doesn’t seem to have the number sense to help her with this task. While I only have a few months left with her, I was thinking ahead to next year and how I can improve my teaching. I looked in the second grade common core standards, but I didn’t find rounding. I did, however, find it in the 3rd grade standards:
NBT 3.1 – Students will use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
Our district is not in a financial position to update our curriculum to align to the new standards. So, I will still be teaching rounding in the form of ballpark estimates. I started thinking about adding additional resources to my classroom and decided to make something. I’m calling it Ribbit, Ribbit, Round It. Thanks to Graphics From the Pond for the great frog clipart!
Right now the file is just under 50 pages and includes activities, games, and worksheets. I would love another set of eyes on this new product. Are you game? Just leave a comment or send me an e-mail if you’re interested. As a thank you for helping me out you’ll get the product for free 🙂 Thanks in advance!
Practicing addition is a lot more fun if kids get to go shopping, right?!? 🛒 And, this pack is FREE, so it really doesn’t cost you anything but the time to print and cut. 🖨 ✂️ This Snowman Supplies pack is a great way for students to add four 2-digit numbers.
Look at this great book sharing idea for Valentine's Day! It's called Blind Date with a Book. Students can wrap up a good book and write a description on the outside. Then others can choose a new book based on the description!A BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! 😍 Wrap the books and write a description on each of them- have the kiddos read the descriptions and pick a book for a blind reading date! How memorable! What an amazing idea for #valentinesday! Thank you for sharing Jessica! I see so many teachers trying this out! @thegreenelementaryteacher LOVE! #books #reading #library #blinddate ... See MoreSee Less
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