Target Number Tuesday
08-16-2010, 06:25 PM
I do an activity called "Target Number." Everyday there is a number on the board and the kids have to get to that number using different operations. Ex:
1.) By adding 2 numbers
2.) By subtracting one number from another
3.) By mulitplying 2 numbers
4.) By dividing one number by another
5.) By mulitplying 3 numbers
6.) By multiplying and subtracting
7.) Using fractions
8.) Using decimals
9.) In an unusal way
You could adapt the ways depending on what grade you teach & what the kids know how to do, of course. Then we will check and they share any interesting/creative ways they got to the target number.
The first few times, some kids will get to the number in simple ways like +1 or -1, etc. But after you get excited about the more creative answers, it's amazing how hard the kids work to impress you!
BTW, I like your ideas for the rest of the week!!