01 March 2010

Ducky Math!

I put a couple plastic ducks out to encourage the children to participate in the teaching time during math. When you think you know the answer to my question, pick up a duck, put it on your head and say, "Quack! Quack! Quack!" before letting me know the answer. Suddenly, I have some very eager math ducks on my hands. People who shout out the answer without saying "Quack! Quack! Quack!" get no credit. People who shout out the answer to the entire math problem, but not my QUESTION get no credit, either. Listen carefully! I might ask you what unit the problem is asking for, or how many quarts you STARTED with.

6 comments:

  1. Love it !!!!

    Will help with waiting skills and listening skills as well.

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  2. Great way to teach listening skills.

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  3. I like that. I find that kids get really excited when they know the answer in math, so I'm always telling my kids that maybe math is too exciting.

    By the way, thanks for the award. I did try to comment on that thread, but I don't know what happened.

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  4. What a clever idea, teaches them to stop and listen before engaging their mouths!

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  5. Great idea and I love the picture! Too cute!

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