Math Daily 3, How We Started When the second edition of The Daily 5 came out earlier this year I was thrilled to see the authors included a chapter about math. The ideas in the first edition of The Daily 5 really changed my classroom for the better by helping me create independence with my young learners, which allowed me to more easily work with small groups and individuals. A few years ago I tried to implement the Math Daily 5 that was outlined on the authors' website (thedailycafe.com). At that point there were five components to their math block. I found that I did not have enough time to get to all five activities each day. So, that year I toned it down a little and did my version, which by coincidence was three parts (math by myself, math with a partner, and math with the teacher).
How To Launch Guided Math by Reagan Tunstall Featured Main Categories Cart is empty Total: View Wish ListView Cart Log InJoin Us Equivalent Fractions Game of 'Spoons' – Games 4 Gains This game for practicing equivalent fractions is a variation on the classic card game "Spoons." If you've ever played "Spoons" before, you know that the game is super fast-paced and lots of fun. I figured that if I could combine the fun and exciting parts of "Spoons" with some equivalent fractions practice, I'd have a center game that my students would be dying to play. And let me tell you, this one does not disappoint!
Math Manipulatives For All! The summer is so fast approaching and my time with my third and fourth graders is dwindling. It is so incredible to me that my first full year of teaching has already come and gone. Where has time gone?! I feel like just yesterday I was walking into the school, nervous for my first day, and now I am beginning to wrap up our year. 10 Ways to Get Students Writing in Math Writing in math is more common and important in the elementary years than ever before. When I was in school, I barely remember writing more than a sentence in math class. Now, students are required and expected to write several sentences and even paragraphs explaining their math and justifying their answer.
Extending Decimal Place Value Understanding Through Problem Solving I was planning with my 5th grade team today, and they’re getting ready to move into decimal place value. The 5th grade standard is to extend decimal place value from the hundredths place to the thousandths place. We decided to start with a very quick Ticket In the week before the unit actually starts to get a feel for what the kiddos retained from 4th grade. On Day 1, we’re going to focus on reading decimal numbers, starting out with decimals to the hundredths (4th grade skill) and extending to the thousandths (5th grade skill). Write the following on the board/document camera: (2 x 100) + (3 x 10) + (6 x 1) + (1 x 0.1) + (5 x 0.01). Talk with your partner about how you would write this number in standard form.