Ice Cream Math Pack


Hello friends! We know that we've been pretty quiet lately, but don't you worry! We're still here. We've just been super busy hangin' with our kiddos, taking vacations (3 weeks in the sun in South Carolina did my tan some good!), and trying to enjoy our summer. We've got a big to do list though, so we've started to check some things off...

This past year, we really put an emphasis on our kids being proficient at their math facts. Our district previously had a high emphasis on the process that kids go through in math, but not so big on memorizing math facts. Now the pendulum has sort of swung, and we're now putting a HUGE focus on getting them to have their math facts memorized. We know that this will help them as they get older, and with math in the upper grades. We do believe of course that their is a balance, between understanding math concepts and the process, and memorization. Anyway, we started doing timed minute tests in our classes, and although we were resistant at first about having such pressure on the kids, we could not believe the results at the end of the year! The kids were doing SOO much better actually knowing their addition facts, and not having to actually figure them out. We gave our students a 1 minute timed test, and gave worksheets with 20-40 problems on the page. This year, we will be starting this much sooner, and one of the things that we will do is track each child's progress on a bulletin board, so they can see how they are doing. Then periodically we'll have an ice cream treat to celebrate their progress. We've been looking for a timed test pack, but just haven't been happy with what we've found, so naturally we had to create our own. So, introducing our
Ice Cream Math Timed Test Pack!
Inside you will find:
*Ice Cream Scoops bulletin board
*Teacher Record Sheets
*Addition Worksheets for adding 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
(4 unique sheets per number)
*Awards for each level passed

We're still working on mini packs including worksheets with 45 problems, subtraction worksheets, and mixed number worksheets for addition and subtraction. We'll let ya'll know when they're finished. So please, head on over to out TpT store, and check out our Ice Cream Math Pack. We'd love to hear you thoughts and ideas! Here's a little preview of what you'll find.


Leave us a comment about your favorite kind of ice cream, and we'll pick a winner on Sunday to get our Ice Cream Math Pack for free!

28 comments:

  1. Ooo, this is super cute! Love it!

    My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate fudge brownie! :) Yum!

    ✰ Mrs. Kincaid
    Mrs. Kincaid’s First Grade

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  2. Love it! My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  3. Adorable! My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream. Yummy :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  4. Great idea!!! I LOVE cookies and cream!!!

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  5. This is very adorable and also a wonderful assessment tool! My favorite kind of ice cream is butter pecan!
    maureen.mcvicker@rollinghills.k12.oh.us

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  6. This is very cute!
    My favorite ice cream is cookie dough!:)
    Dani
    fanoz4@live.com

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  7. So Cute!!!!! My favorite ice cream is rocky road! Yummo!

    mrs.b.klinger@gmail.com

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  8. What a cute idea! Anything to do with ice cream makes me happy! My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked! Yum!Yum!
    Cathy
    beagle2love@hotmail.com

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  9. Love the set!! :)
    My fav is Blue Bell Cookies and Cream! Yummy cookie chunks! :)

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  10. Love this! My favorite ice cream is Rocky Road.

    mama_cita31@hotmail.com

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  11. Cute stuff! My favorite ice cream is raspberry sorbet!

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  12. Super sweet! My daughter scoops ice cream during the summer, so my favorite flavor is always changing. This week my favorite is White Chocolate Thin Mint!!
    debinderry@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite is Bruster's Chocolate Raspberry Truffle!!! LOVE it. This looks very cute!
    mrs-smithsroom.blogspot.com

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  14. Looks totally yummy! :o) My favorite flavor would be chocolate chip!

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  15. OK.....I love ice cream, all kinds. But, recently I discovered Blue Bell Banana Pudding Ice Cream. Oh my....one tub just wasn't enough. I have to find it again!

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  16. Adorable! My all-time fave is mint chocolate chip!

    Maureen
    The First Grade Splash

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  17. Cookie Dough!!

    http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com/

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  18. This is super cute. My favorite Ice Cream is Chocolate Chip Cookie dough!

    cstaylor616@gmail.com

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  19. Sooo cute :) My favorite ice cream is Cappuccino Chip!! YUM

    sandybeach1267@yahoo.com

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  20. My favorite flavor is heaven ~ white chocolate, marshmallow ribbons, and white chocolate chunks. YUMMY!

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  21. Hmmm, I think all ice cream is pretty delicious, but if I had to choose one it'd be Makinac Island (it's a Michigan thing). Cake batter is a close second!

    www.teacheristatales.blogspot.com

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  22. This is awesome! My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio :)

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  23. So adorable! :) I would LOVE to win this math pack! My fave flavor is Birthday Cake!!!!

    Http://castlesandcrayons.blogspot.com

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  24. I love Cookies and Cream with real Oreos!

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  25. Cute, cute, cute! Check out xtramath.com also for an online way to practice math facts. I started using it with my kids last year and I think it really helped them learn their facts. Plus they can practice at home too!

    My favorite flavor is Strawberry!

    sweettimein1stgrade.blogspot.com

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  26. My favorite ice cream is rocky road! Now I may just have to go buy some. Cute ideas ladies!
    -Lauren
    www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com
    Come visit my blog and share with me!

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  27. I fully agree that memorization of math facts is so important. In my combined first and second grade, I fully believed that understanding math does not replace memorization. Timed tests? Never, I thought, for these young and eager math students! Then I heard of a method and decided to try it. I ended up using this method for many years. Children loved taking timed tests. And this method could be for older children also. See my entry about The Joy of Timed Tests:

    http://peggybroadbent.com/blog/index.php?s=The+Joy+of+Timed+Tests+in+First+and+Second+Grade

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