I found the perfect sized canvas bag at the dollar tree. I bought six bags and a set of flash cards for each. I added a deck of Every Day math cards for the card games they have learned in class. I added a couple of things every week to the bags focusing on a specific times table. ex. "I have/who has," memory cards, flip books, etc. I also added a few games that covered all the facts. The bags started getting very full, so I emptied them out a few weeks ago and now let the children pick out what they want to work on. I am now adding activities that cover other math standards and subject areas. I found flip books at the Dollar Tree for states and capitols.
As of November 1st, I can proudly state that I have 14 out of 22 students who have passed their fact quizzes. (I give 50 problems in 4 minutes) They love getting their stars on their VIP passes(earlier post). I also have a special award for the Extreme VIP's. They have been working on multiplying 3 factors. I have 3 students who have accomplished that feat. (I am not sure if I could do it)
Here is one of the kids favorite games in the HW Bags: Multiplication Boom
*to play the children take turns drawing facts until someone gets a bomb
Start saving Crystal Light containers- Target had some round cans for their brand
Cover cans with red paper
Add labels and cover with contact paper...I used Packing Tape
Poke hole in cover and add a piece of jute
Print sheet of booms for each can
Print sheets of facts for each can.
Click the images below for links to print:
Click on the image to for the link to site for flashcards: