$1 Math

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Captivate your class by having them find the value of their names, different zoo animals, musical instruments, etc.,with a mental math lesson. Using the coding formula listed, children learn to fluently estimate and calculate simple sums.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students write a secret message to one another using the number codes listed on the resource and then applying addition to calculate the value
  • Challenge the class to find which teacher in the school has the name with the greatest value
Classroom Considerations

  • Graph paper would make this activity easier and neater to solve the addition equations 
  • Project the codes overhead or write them on the board for younger students

  • Engaging in-class assignment
  • Differentiated instructions included with the resource
  • Designed for Common Core math standards

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