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5-Minute Fillers: Math, Spelling, and More

Volume 38


Pose the following question to students to start a lively discussion, or use is as a prompt for a quick journal-writing activity:

What if you were to get a tattoo that represented something special to you? What tattoo would you get? Why would you choose to get that tattoo?

Math on a Roll
Builds math facts skills

Assign an operation -- addition, subtraction, or multiplication -- to be performed in this game. Divie students into groups of three or four, and give each group a pair of dice. Player 1 rolls the dice and adds the two numbers that appear. Player 2 rolls the dice and adds the two numbers that appear. Players 3 and 4 (if included) roll the dice and record their results. The player with the highest score in the round earns a point. If two or more players roll the same high total, neither player earns a point. The game ends when time is up (the player with the most points wins) or when a player reaches a score of 10.





Article by Gary Hopkins

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