## Reflection: Rules and Consequences Math Blast...It's A Numbers Game - Section 1: Getting Started: The First Day of Math Blast

Math Blast is a great way to get the day rolling, students engaged, and, well, just fun! I use this to not only reconfirm things we are learning, but to support prior knowledge, develop mathematical practices and to pre-teach upcoming ideas and concepts. The blast also support all learners, as it can be differentiated to the level of each student's skills and knowledge. I also encourage students to support each other in their table groups.

I encourage you to take ownership over your own Math Blast. Use my template and make it your own. I play disco - that is my room theme (and the music is safe for school), but play what you want. No matter how silly the music, the students will engage. I love to dance around the room checking their work!

One idea to support teacher movement, invest in a PowerPoint clicker, they are about \$20 but it allows you to be anywhere and advance the slides.

Most of all HAVE FUN and make MATH FUN! It's a BLAST!

Math Blast...the whys and hows
Rules and Consequences: Math Blast...the whys and hows

# Math Blast...It's A Numbers Game

Unit 1: Working with Whole Numbers
Lesson 1 of 10

## Big Idea: Math Blast, a quick, fun, fast-paced math game, provides daily practice of prior and current math concepts and introduces upcoming (pre-teach) new concepts. Every day starts with a Number of the Day.

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Math, Place Value, Number Sense and Operations, Integers, whole numbers, word form, expanded form, standard form, game, Numbers
40 minutes

### James Ewing

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