Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Monday Made It

Monday Made It


I am excited to be linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Made It Monday! All of my projects are for the classroom. I start back in 2 weeks and I still feel like I have a long to do list!
My first project is a shameless copy from The Evil Math Wizard. I saw them on her blog last winter and have been wanting to make them ever since. Well I finally got around to it!

Check out my multiplication beads.



Each compartment has a different amount of beads on the pipe cleaner. For instance, the yellows have 7 beads. So if a student is working on the problem 3x7, they can pull out three of the yellows and count to help solve. I think it is perfect for developing foundational skills.


This was so simple that I actually made it in the waiting area of Sports Clips while my son and hubby were getting hair cuts. The men in the waiting area probably thought I was crazy. Oh well!

Here is what you need. I got my supplies for about $10 at Walmart and have lots of beads left.


Cut each pipe cleaner in half and then add beads. I later had to trim my pipe cleaners just a tad more to easily fit in the compartments. I had my children double check my counting and then added a label. Done!
My next project is another peak into my classroom. My husband and I put up my math bulletin board!




The goal post was made using a couple of pool noodles. My husband used his heavy duty staple gun to attach them to the wall. The football is a lantern that I purchased from a party store. Ignore the ugly holes in the wall. I plan to cover them with my water bottle holder!



My family went on a getaway up north to escape the desert heat. I took my computer and spent hours creating on the back deck. Some may say I need to take a break, but they just don't get that creating in my break!!!

Here is a look at some of my creations:








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10 comments:

  1. Your math board is AWESOME!! So creative and unique!!! Love it!

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  2. New here, so it is great to have a peek.

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  3. Those multiplication beads are brilliant!!!! I wish I would have seen them last year for my strugglers and ELLS. LOVE IT! Thanks for linking up all your goodies!!!!
    4th Grade Frolics

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  4. That board is AMAZING.

    And your handwriting is gorgeous haha

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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  5. Love the idea of these BEADS! I've already pinned and forwarded to some teacher friends. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  6. Love those multiplication beads! Will be adding these to my summer to do list!

    Brandi
    Swinging for Success
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  7. Love the board! Where did you get the green paper?

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  8. You will love those multiplication beads! I have three sets in my third grade class. My students come up with a variety of ways to use them - here they are using them for fractions - http://evilmathwizard.com/2014/04/using-multiplication-beads-for-improper-fractions/

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  10. Where did you get the green paper?

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