Today’s Number is..?

I got this idea from here.  I just started using it so I’ll have to see how it goes.  I use it as part of my math rotation.  The students work on it and mark it themselves and I check it at the end of the lesson to see how they did.

We are wrapping up our unit on fractions, percentages, and decimals, so I’ve added all of that for consolidation.

You can probably modify it in so many different ways for math and even for language arts.



38 thoughts on “Today’s Number is..?

  1. great idea and I can step it down for my first graders. Thanks for the pic.

  2. I am thinking about using this for my 8th graders next year. I will modify it of course.

    • Yeah, I’ll have to make a new one for my 6th graders next year, too. 🙂

      • I would love to use this for my 6th graders. What are your ideas on how to up it for 6th grade?

      • Hey Judy,
        I’ll probably wait until I start up my class in September. It’ll be my first year teaching Grade 6 so I’ll have to wait and tailor it to my class. I’ll try and post one up when I make one for my class. 😉 Thanks for visiting!

      • I have added writing it in roman numerals, if the number were minutes, how many hours and minutes would it be? and if this was the length of my yard in metres, how many cars/trucks/busses of so many metres would fit end to end?. I haven’t written all those words up – the students now just know what hours and minutes means and busses 15 metres long means. need to discuss it in class.

  3. What a fun and great idea! Caught my attention immediately! No just for a class but to also do it at home. Thank you! And will share it on Facebook! @aznannies

  4. Thanks, I love the idea! I will start simple in the fall (4th graders) and add more skills as we progress!

  5. This is awesome! I’m going to use this in my room as a daily spirals and add to it as we cover new concepts! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Thank you for sharing this is a very good idea I too will keep it fairly simple for my 1st graders but I can see how I can differentiate for different levels. Love it!

  7. Hey i love this activity its a supurb idea. i cant wait to try it out

  8. Great! Keeps skills fresh. Do you make them show all their work or can they do some mentally as well?

    • Hi Susan,
      I give them the freedom to work out the problem the way they want. But, I do ask them to do their work on the answer sheet if they want to work it out on paper. 🙂

  9. I have shared this very cool strategy with my math colleagues…I will also use it from time to time in my technology classroom to integrate math in my program. Thanks for sharing “best practices”!!!

  10. I teach grades 4 and 5 and use a worksheet version of this that I created. You can download a free blackline master here: You can use it over and over for different numbers. (You can also buy a set of four levels, a teacher guide, and an answer key for over 60 numbers for $7.99).

  11. Love this idea for my third graders…I love it because it can be used over and over quickly

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  13. I love this too… I think it will be a great extra time activity or warm-up as the students filter in from other classrooms. Silly question though… when you say “draw it,” what does that mean? Draw symbols, base-ten blocks, tallies? Thanks!

    2nd Grade

  14. Your tips is rather exciting.

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  21. Love this idea! It keeps the students so engaged!

  22. I think this is fabulous! I am going to start doing this with my 4th graders on Monday!!!

  23. Thank-you for being such a generous colleague and sharing your wonderful ideas. I know this will be a great activity in my grade 2 classroom, It is very much appreciated

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