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Math Activities with the Flessners

March 27, 2020


by Ryan and Courtney Flessner

How about some math games and activities to play at home? We've been tweeting—and will continue to tweet—some suggestions and demonstrations, so you can follow us @ryanflessner and @cfless. Below are some ideas to help you get started now.

Top-It: Greater Than/Less Than

Need math activities for kids to play at home? Follow @cfless and @ryanflessner and we’ll keep them coming!
First Up: Top-It – Greater Than/Less Than, Single Digit Numbers. #yaymath pic.twitter.com/zU4hmdIkVt

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 19, 2020

Version 3 of Top-It with @cfless and @ryanflessner. Top-It-Greater Than/Less Than, 3 Digit Numbers (and more!) #yaymath pic.twitter.com/1wLdmlZNZL

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 19, 2020

How about another version of Top-It with @cfless and @ryanflessner?
Top-It – Greater Than/Less Than with 2 digit numbers. pic.twitter.com/1YgN5Z4mIi

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 19, 2020

Addition Top-It

Here’s another version of Top-It to share with families from @CFless and @ryanflessner. This time: Addition Top It with Single Digit Numbers. #yaymath pic.twitter.com/BArUwUnvkT

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 19, 2020

One more Top-It video for today from @CFless and @ryanflessner (There are more coming because “It’s the game that keeps on giving!”) This time: Addition Top-It with Three Digit Numbers. Can’t wait to see what teachers and families do with this one! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/WpiyWxCGtW

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 19, 2020

Want more math activities from @CFless and @ryanflessner? This video highlights Top-It with Two-Digit Numbers. Anyone seeing a pattern to today’s posts?! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/G5jJJQA8Vr

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 19, 2020

Guess My Sort

The Flessners (@cfless, @ryanflessner, the kids, and Kip the pup) are back w/ another math activity. In this first of four videos, we introduce a game, Guess My Sort, we learned from teachers in @MMSDschools. Watch for the next three videos to see how things progress! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/jxnNajiiot

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 20, 2020

In this Guess My Sort video (3 of 4), things start to come together. See what unfolds as @cfless and I try to stump the kids! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/QbfthGhhRo

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 20, 2020

Welcome to Guess My Sort video 2 of 4! @cfless and I are having a blast using this activity with the kids. We hope your class/family enjoys it as much as we do! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/7YKXmVJWcj

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 20, 2020

In this final (4th of 4) Guess My Sort video, things finally come together. See if your guesses were correct. If so, let @cfless and I know how you figured it out! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/FbfRF39Bz5

— Ryan Flessner (@ryanflessner) March 20, 2020

Counting Collections at Home

Welcome back to more math with the Flessners! Today, @ryanflessner and I engage our kiddos in #countingcollectionsathome. Kids likely have all kinds of things to count at home! In this video we introduce the items we gathered to count. pic.twitter.com/Rm9AqeCzEg

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

Next up in #countingcollectionsathome Abel explains how he counted the Q-tips. And spoiler alert, does some quick addition and subtraction within 1000 WITHOUT borrowing and carrying anything. #fluency. @ryanflessner #yaymath pic.twitter.com/kvIiwtlVjS

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

Time-lapse of sorting and counting the baggie of coins. Each kid has a method. Next video em they explain their thinking! #yaymath @ryanflessner pic.twitter.com/fMMtrfoWLb

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

Welcome back to #countingcollectionsathome w/ The Flessners. Adelyn shows us how she counts the Monopoly pieces & a deck of cards. Don’t forget to have them document their representations and explain their mathematical thinking. Thanks @ryanflessner for the camera work! #yaymath pic.twitter.com/19reSczTmD

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

Our final #countingcollections at home task was the bag of coins. This one bag of coins offers so many possibilities for counting. Here I describe just a few! pic.twitter.com/sT1YpYzmFZ

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

The Flessner kids had a little bit more in them! Here they explain how they sorted and counted their coins. Next video they explain how they documented their mathematical representation. #yaymath @ryanflessner pic.twitter.com/FiUZKW9QR6

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020

Finally, we ended our Flessner Family #countingcollectionsathome with how the kids documented their mathematical thinking. Don’t forget to follow @ekazemi @meganlfranke @Angelaturrou and #countingcollections for tons of ideas! #yaymath @ryanflessner pic.twitter.com/hDzIPZNPpM

— Courtney Flessner (@CFless) March 24, 2020





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