Dice too noisy? Try this!

A few years ago, we had a Maths Guru come into our school - he had a simply way to play maths games without making lots of noise! Buy grip mats and cut them to size. I use one between two and whenever we need them, I just draw a bird-eye view of what the children's tables should look like on the board, they collect them and use them! Try it yourself - they reduce so much noise!!!

Here are my new CAFE posters - I don't have a lot of room in my classroom other than windows so they are here for now - I think I am ready to rearrange all my classroom displays. I LOVE the blue with the scrabble letters!

And while I was taking photos, I thought I would share my wonder wall, again on a window. We use it throughout our units of inquiry (themes) using post-it notes on the brick wall. The pictures of the children are their "thinking pictures".


  1. Super idea about the dice - my little class will thank you, as I make them sit on the carpeted floor to roll their dice (I so hate the noise on their desks!!!)

    ✿ Judy
    teaching with J

    1. Yes! I used to do the same thing! The table is heaps easier - we have it if we roll off the mat, then we roll again! Can you please give me the link to your blog - your link above doesn't seem to work! Thanks!

    2. Alison, my blog link is...


      and I will look into why the one above isn't working - can you tell I am new to all of this????? Thanks, J

    3. Thanks! It doesn't seem to link correctly? Not sure...... I usually just type my whole address out! There must be an easy way - I'll let you know if I figure it out!


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