*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!

25 comments:

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

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  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
    teacherbitsandbobs.blogspot.com

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  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
    Heather's Heart

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

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  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

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  11. Thanks for sharing this great resource!

    Mrs. K

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

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  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!
    ☼Kate
    To The Square Inch

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  18. Great post! I found your blog through pinterest and I love your ideas! I am sharing the Versatile Blogger Award with you! Hop on over to my blog to pick up the button and get the rules!

    Andrea
    Cheers to School

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  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.

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  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
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching
    thinkingofteaching@gmail.com

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  21. Your blog design is very cute.
    ~Aidyl

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

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