Thinking Maps :: I began using these last year with great results! We loved using them to organize our thinking and they became an important part of our classroom toolkit. I'm looking forward to using them from the start this year.
I have made this thinking map on the SmartBoard. It can be purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers for only $1.00. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Customary-Units-of-Measure-Thinking-Maps-790223 http://mrsfarmers5gradeclass.blogspot.com/search?q=thinking+maps
FREE! Here's a place value bubble map that asks students to write the number in the middle and then in the outer bubbles include things like one more, one less, ten more, ten less, expanded form, and more!
Understanding numbers is very important for young children. If they know how numbers are made up, it enables them to group them together to create number bonds to ten and then this helps with their mental maths