Reflection: Routines and Procedures Powers of Ten Applications - Section 3: Closer

One of the things I love to use in my classroom are dice.  Dice are very inexpensive and it is easy to accumulate a collection of a hundred plus dice.  You can even find non-standard (e.g., more than six sides, different numbers) dice online and they are relatively inexpensive.

Besides being a cheap manipulative for math, dice are immensely versatile.  I can think of numerous ways to use them in daily instruction.  In today’s lesson I use them to create a game that reviews powers of ten.  It would have been just as easy to ask students to think of a two-digit number and then a power of ten without using dice but I have tricked them.  They think they are playing a game but actually they are reviewing the concepts we have covered in the last several lessons.  Haha.  I win!  By thinking outside the box (or cube) I am able to make a simple check for understanding activity.

Bring on Vegas baby!
Routines and Procedures: Bring on Vegas baby!

Powers of Ten Applications

Unit 1: Operations with Decimals and Whole Numbers
Lesson 6 of 22

Big Idea: Decimal jumping makes multiplication and division easy.

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Erin Doughty

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