AARRGHHH, matey! Talk Like a Pirate Day is quickly approaching (it is on September 19th, in case you haven’t heard yet). What a FUN way to get the kids engaged into learning! And, since it is on a Friday, you can enjoy it even more. 🙂
Want to make it even MORE fun!? How about turning it into a game!? In my class, we liked to play Musical Math. I would have chart paper hanging in different spots of the room with a concept or number at the top, along with a pile of markers. Students made a circle in the room, all facing the same direction. When the music starts, they walk around in the circle. When the music stops, the go to the nearest chart paper (I had them only go forward, not backwards, to help avoid “collisions”). Students would have about a minute to add to the chart paper (add an idea, add another way to get to the given number, add a story problem that has that answer, add a shape that follows the rule, etc.). They LOVE this way of getting out of their seats and since there is rarely only one person at the chart paper at any given time, they also have a chance to collaborate with others. And, it allows for easy differentiation because students can answer the question at their level.
With this product, you get the pictures of the pirates with speech bubbles for you to fill in with a number or concept. It also includes a picture of “Pirate Pete” with a speech bubble asking how he might say the same thing a different way. Recording sheets are also included!
Or, how about Laura Candler’s Math stations? You can grab them for only $19.99. This bundle even includes a webinar from one of the math gurus!