Pi Day Fun

Did you celebrate Pi Day?!  I love to use the “celebration” as an excuse to review math vocabulary with my 6th graders.  First we make a chart on the dry erase board of the different words used in math word problems: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Then they got to practice identifying the type of problem when they see their “key words” in a word problem.  I created a “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” game using a PowerPoint template I got from http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/ppt-games/.  I grabbed my word problems from ABCTeach.com.  I cannot take credit for the template or the word problems!  My students had fun today working together as a “speech team” to get to the million dollars and they got to practice their math vocabulary too!  You can use this game on a SmartBoard or on a computer with your students gathered around the monitor!  Just click the “view slide show” button to get the fun started! Math Game