Six Ways to Use the Flip Flop Math Teacher Toolkit
The Flip Flop Math Teacher Toolkit is so versatile, teachers can use it in a multitude of ways. Here are six ways to get started:
GAME TIME-Do you need differentiated activities to meet the needs of individual students during game time? We have directions for seven games to differentiate for students. Once students learn a game, any of our 550 playing cards can be used depending on students' needs. The Game Mat makes it easy for students to play. I just created ten differentiated game decks and 22 Sequencing Sets all from one Teacher Toolkit. To see how, click here or go to the BASE tab on the menu bar.
CENTERS-Do you want to provide your students with valuable explorations while you are working with other students? You can create many differentiated centers using the Teacher Toolkit materials. You can find ideas on the Intervention page, the Game page, and the BASE page to help you create differentiated centers or learning stations for your students.
TRANSITIONS-Do you need ideas and materials for quick numeracy practice during short transitions during the day? Use our 550 Flip Flop playing cards and 32 Quick Tips to help students build numeracy skills throughout the day. Our Flip Flop playing cards have a variety of quantitative values such as dot patterns, finger patterns, tallies, dominos, money, base-ten blocks, etc., as well as numerals. Plus, they have a special coding system for ease of organization.
INTERVENTION-Do you have students who struggle with number sense? Our Flip Flop Teacher Toolkit has ALL the materials you need to work with small intervention groups right at your fingertips. Check out the Intervention page on our website. You will find many ideas and videos to help you get started. The Idea Booklet and Game Booklet are additional resources.
SEATWORK TIME-Do you struggle to keep your students actively learning with valuable activities during seatwork time? Students can be taught how to explore numeracy with the variety of Flip Flop Frames and Frog Counters. The frames and counters are just one way for students to explore numeracy. I also have a variety of resources on Teacher Pay Teachers including my packet, K-2 Math Path for Structuring Numbers 1 to 20. This packet includes activities, shared readings, and recording sheets for students to explore combining and partitioning numbers 1 to 20.
VOLUNTEERS-Do you have volunteers who come into the classroom on a regular basis? Teach your volunteer to play one of the games with students. You can differentiate by choosing the appropriate cards for various students and only have to teach the volunteer and students how to play one game. It's fast and easy! Just what a busy teacher needs when a volunteer is coming.
OMG! Is this just TMI for you? Should you implement all of these ideas at once? OF COURSE . . . if you want to make yourself CRAZY!
Here's my suggestion . . . START SMALL. Choose one idea and get started. You will find many great ideas and videos on our website at www.flipflopmath.com to help you get started. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always have time to talk about FLIP FLOP MATH.
If you have an activity that you do with the Teacher Toolkit and would be willing to share it with this Flip Flop Math community, please share with us in the comment section. I would love to hear what you are doing with these materials! Thanks!