This blog post shares favorite NO PREP digital math activities for elementary students that can be used in Google Classroom for distance learning.
2020 has been quite a year for everyone, but particularly for teachers! We never could have imagined leaving our schools and classrooms to teach from our homes and interact with our students only through the internet. But that’s where we find ourselves today and so we are finding ways to make it work!
While there are many challenges that come along with distance learning, one that seems to be a big one is figuring out how to provide students with high-quality, engaging, and challenging activities that they can complete at home without you by their side.
To help make things a little easier for you, I’ve created FREE digital updates of some of my most popular reading, writing, and math activities. They are motivating and challenging for students, provide proper support through natural differentiation, and are ZERO PREP for you!
These coin logic puzzles make a challenging math activity for students who have learned the value and can count a mixed set of coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter). Students use the logic clues to order the coins on self-checking task cards. The bundle of cognition coins puzzles increase in difficulty making the tasks challenging but attainable for students.
The exciting news is that they now include DIGITAL logic puzzles formatted for students to use with Google Drive on iPads and desktops! If you previously purchased the printable version of the coin logic puzzles, the digital update is FREE for you! Head to your purchases to redownload the digital files!
If you don’t own this resource already you can get both the printable and digital puzzles below.
These brain teasers are a great math activity that will keep students engaged while sharpening critical thinking skills. The puzzles are perfect to help students learn to persevere through challenging tasks.
Cognition Cubes Bundle 1 and 2 includes 56 puzzles and is leveled approximately for 1st and 2nd grade students. The Cognition Cubes Bundle 3 and 4 includes 40 puzzles and is leveled approximately for 3rd and 4th grade students. All of the puzzles are now available in DIGITAL form for students to use with Google Drive on their computers and tablets! Whoo-hoo!
If you previously purchased the printable version of the cube logic puzzles, the digital update is FREE for you! Head to your purchases to redownload the digital files!
If you don’t own this resource already, get both the printable and digital puzzles below.
These two digital math resources would make a wonderful addition to your distance learning!
For one, they both require ZERO prep work! All you have to do is clearly model how to complete the activities. The structure remains the same for each puzzle, so once they’ve done one they can independently work through the slides at whatever pace you assign them!
Secondly, these puzzles are challenging! So many of us have worked hard to help our students develop a growth mindset. In doing so, we created classrooms where challenges are readily accepted by students. Now that we are teaching from afar, we must find tasks and activities that force them to persevere. These puzzles come in a range of levels so you can ensure all students are motivated to work hard and are appropriately challenged.
While a lot has changed in these past months, these digital math activities can provide your students with the challenge they were accustomed to getting in your classroom. I hope you’ll find them useful and that they can be something you can feel good about assigning!
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