I found these great spinners through Pinterest http://bookishways.blogspot.com/2013/04/monday-math-freebie-spinners-galore.html

What can you do with all these spinners?

My first idea is Spinner War (or Spinner Battle, or Spinner Compare, or Spinner Top It).  This will work for all the spinners except the Pattern Block Spinners.  Each student will have their own spinner.  They each spin and the person with the larger (or smaller, you decide) quantity takes a chip.  After 10 (15, 20) rounds, see who has the most chips.  Use empty 10-frames for students to collect and organize their chips.

Use the Pattern Block Spinners to spin and collect 10 (15, 20) pattern blocks.  Use the blocks you have collected to make a graph. Talk about more, less, how many more, how many less, how many trapezoids and triangles, etc.

More ideas next week.  Happy spinning!



Here’s a fun music video for subtraction – When You Subtract With a Pirate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9dx2o7m6GI

Follow up with the game Keep the Difference Keepthedifference.  You can find more, free games like this at http://www.primarycorner.com/downloads/?utm_source=beam-site&utm_medium=weblink&utm_campaign=free-resources