WOW! OMG! YES!
These were my reactions as I read great idea after great idea after great idea after great idea. I think you get the picture.
So much information is packed into this 36 page chapter! To save time and my fingers from cramping, I want to share my thoughts on the components that interest me.
Data Collection and Analysis Math Stretch - Thinking of posing a question on Monday, having students respond to/ graph, then Tuesday - Friday student-generated questions using data.
Number of the Day Math Stretch - This will be included in one of my centers. I like how it is a quick, easy task.
______ Makes Me Think Of.....Math Stretch - Another idea to be included in a center. I will leave the chart up for the entire unit allowing students to change answers if needed. I may also, or instead of, have a chart with 3 columns: Math to Self, Math to World, Math to Math. Student would make connections in each column.
Mathematical Current Events - Such an easy way to make the students aware of their world and how math is a part of it.
Mathematics-Related Classroom Responsibilities - Now why haven't I thought of this before? Oh yeah, because I'm a control freak :) Might have to relinquish some control and assign jobs that are math related. I'm really interested in creating booklets to graph their progress of math-fact fluency. This will also give them ownership and make them responsible for their learning.
Calendar Board - As of now, I will continue using Mountain Math instead of the Calendar Board. I see lots of similarities. However, there are some components that caught my attention.
- Decimal number line representing the number of days in school
- Using place value to show days left and days used (page 99)
My classroom will definitely scream MATH IS LEARNED HERE!
I am learning so much from this book study. It's not too late to join in and share your thoughts. Here are the links for our previous hosts.
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