Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Maths in Minutes and a Debacle

First the debacle. Ahhhhh what a debacle!!! Kind of a funky word hey? Debacle. Anyway I digress....

I have a phone, its maker rhymes with Shnapple and the other week this happened to it.

That pillow looking thing is my battery! Scary hey? Shnapple wanted me to pay close to $200 to replace it, even though it is obviously a faulty pillow battery. No way I said. The bummer is I am still on a contract for it for another 7 months. I have another old phone I can use but still...you don't expect your phone to blow out the screen like this. Not cool Shnapple. That being said I really really want a new one :(

But anyway...I am in the midst of creating a maths unit called Maths in Minutes which is a mentals activity. It is broken up into number recognition, addition and subtraction to 10, addition and subtraction to 20 and multiplication. I have 69 levels (eeek!) and I am after some advice on whether I should include an answer key to go with it. Here is a sample level.
I think I know the answer that I will get given, just after some honest feedback :)



6 comments:

  1. I would say yes. If you didn't create one, I would for myself. It makes it quicker to check and also convenient if there is a teacher helper or substitue in the room.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  2. I would say no. I wouldn't use it anyway.

    BTW - I have never seen anything like that battery! Weird...

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  3. Hi Brooke! Love your maths in minutes activite!! My vote for an answer key would be 'YES'... easier for me, any class helper and a great way for more capable kiddies to self check :D Now onto the phone...!! I received one from my hubby for my birthday recently and I would be LIVID if I was told to pay for its repair for what is such an obvious fault! You poor thing:( Hope that Shnapple come to their senses and replace it for free!! xx

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  4. Hi, can you please tell me where I can buy your minute maths sheets from please. Thank you

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    1. I have never actually published them!

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    2. I have never actually published them!

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