Of course the ipads were a huge hit. I cannot believe my secret hidden stack of papers to file made it to my blog. I hide it under my computer paper to make me at least look organized:)
One of my favorite activities is my place value scavenger hunt. In this task students choose a card that asks them to find a number with a particular digit in a particular place (ex: 7 in the thousands place). Then, students have to skim through the World Almanac to find any number that has that characteristic. They absolutely love Almanacs and really have no clue that they're developing math and non fiction reading skills during this task.
I was shocked to discover that my students had the most trouble with filling out hundreds cards. I thought it was just going to be a easy little task that I could use until I had modeled more elaborate activities-I was wrong!
In the activity, students have to fill in the missing squares on a 100s chart. I think that it helps students develop number sense skills and mental math. I quickly learned that many of my students really struggled with 10 more and 10 less, and some even struggled with 1 more and 1 less. It really opened my eyes to some conceptual gaps with my students. You can click on the picture for a few sample 100s charts, and I have added 24 charts to TpT if you're looking for a larger set of cards.