*Number Detectives Freebie*

I had a whole different post planned, but I had one of those major brainstorms and came home and have been creating at my computer for some time with this big idea.  I have been trying and trying to find ways to challenge my high math kids this year and I think might have finally figured it out today during Math Work Stations.  These kids are Math Brainiacs I tell you, and I want to find ways to keep them excited without just passing them on to a 2nd grade teacher for Math.  Selfishly I also think this idea will keep me from having to search constantly for different materials. I was inspired by the other Mrs. King's  post :) about her Morning Meeting. If you haven't visited Second Grade Shenanigans, you are missing out. Her stuff is fabulous.

Sorry back to my idea- I love the idea of showing numbers different ways. Look I even took a picture with my phone so I wouldn't forgot my idea. Anybody else ever done that???

Well I thought this could be made into a  great little printable that could be used for morning work, math work stations, or even homework. So without further adieu here is my Number Detectives Printable!

Now I can go back to obsessing over whether or not we will be in school tomorrow as there is snow a-blowing outside my window!


  1. I love this! SO cute. We have been working with expanded and word form words A LOT!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. THis is FABULOUS!! It said I didn't have permission to view it. I would LOVE to use this in my classroom! What should I do??
    Kerri B

  3. This is awesome! Thank you! I am a follower and I love your blog! I always get such great ideas for my Firsties!

    I would love for you to come visit me! I have TONS and TONS of *freebies* you can grab for your kiddos!

    Heather's Heart

  4. This is so awesome! This would also be great as part of your calendar time with the number of the day. You could slip it into a sheet protector and put it up in the calendar section.

    Melissa @ Plug-n-Plan

  5. This is fantastic! Thanks and enjoy your 4 day weekend :)

  6. This is wonderful! It will be so great for those that "can't think of any other way". Thanks for sharing!

  7. My kids will love this !! Thanks so much....Happy Weekend :)

  8. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing! :) Gotta love brainstorms!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  9. Love this and how you called it "number detectives"! So fun. Thank you.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  10. I LOVE this! We do this together with the date everyday on Calendar Math. Now I will be able to see if they can do it independently! Thanks for the freebie!

    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

  11. Thanks for sharing this great resource!

    Mrs. K

  12. This will work perfect for first thing in the morning! Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade Delight

  13. Love the freebie, thanks!! I passed an award along to you. Check it out here... http://missdelk.blogspot.com/2012/01/award.html

  14. Love this Number Dectectives page. Glad I stumbled upon your blog!

    Krazy About Kiddos

  15. I just started math centers in my classroom, this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love this! I have been working on something similar but more advanced for my middle school students! Thanks for sharing!
    To The Square Inch

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    Cheers to School

  19. I love this! I also have some amazing math kids this year, and I can't wait to see what they can do with this.

  20. Katie,
    I love this printable! So fun and cute but I have a question...I teach the bigger kiddos and was wondering if you could add multiplication and division to it? Or if you didn't mind if I created one as well?
    Let me know! Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

  21. Your blog design is very cute.

  22. I love this freebie, but alas, I click print but nothing happens. Is there a trick to it?