(Credit: I Speak Math)
I decided this summer to adapt it using posters, word strips and velcro into an activity. I bought colored poster boards at the Dollar Tree and began cutting out each sign from a different color. I drew the arrow and parentheses on half sheets of white poster board. I had bought word strips the year before at the Dollar Tree (yes, it is one of my favorite stores!)
I cut 1 inch strips of velcro and placed the soft side on the words and the other side on the posters.
I will explain the activity and have a couple of students at a time place their word(s) on the poster(s). If someone is struggling, he/she can ask a classmate for help.
As a group, we will discuss the words and determine if all of them are placed properly.
These will be hung at the back of the classroom from the ceiling on clips with string (Lakeshore Learning store in Tampa).
This is what the activity looks like when it's ready to store.
Words into Math
UPDATED: I noticed that the picture of the Words into Math Worksheet and the uploaded doc had errors. Both of those have been corrected and re-upoaded. Sorry for any inconvenience!