Decomposing Numbers: can do an activity with the number cubes. Students roll a number. Put that number of blocks in the big circle then decompose into 2 smaller numbers. Give students a recording sheet.

Math Challenge of the Week question for sixth grade students. My grade students really enjoy trying them each week! The question gets posted Monday morning and students have until the end of the day Thursday to answer it. Friday we go over it at the

Included is a foldable on area. Students love these type of activities because they are hands on. Students will be asked for the area formula for a triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid. In addition, students will be given four figures and need to name the figures (isosceles triangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, and hexagon).

I do this at the beginning of the year to work on name recognition but I really like how this graph is set up! This would go great with the Chrysanthemum stuff I do the first week!