Debbie Diller I wish I knew the best way to explain my Math Stations. I've said it many times, I like it simple, clear and meaningful. So ... in a nutshell... here is how I run my math stations in my 2nd grade class. Each month I cover 12 CC standards. 4 from each domain: Base Ten Notation Fluency w/ Addition and Subtraction Measurement Geometry/Data This can be found on page 1 of my centers... below is March. Storing the completed set. The first year, I had the expense and lamination to cut... however, since then... it's been easy!! I use these fancy storage boxes (he! Each month has its own box. The bottom picture (of the post) shows what the inside of the fancy box looks like. 12 large baggies of math station task card, talk card, activity, manipulatives etc. I took pictures today of our last rotation in March. I have 12 pairs of kids working around the room... completing their activity in the box, completing their workbook and then playing a math facts game board until the timer goes off. page 2... box 2
15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either. Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning. No more squabbles: Use Stick Pick to help kids take turns. Looking for more iPad teaching help? What are your favorite apps for the one iPad classroom? The Elementary Math Maniac
Marilyn Burns Math Blog | Marilyn's current thinking about math education and her ongoing classroom experiences and learning. A friend and I were talking recently about how much work we put into planning lessons. Even after all these years of teaching, I have to think through lessons as carefully as possible, both about the logistics and about the mathematical thinking I want to keep in mind and support. Here’s an example. Read more » The card game Oh No! Read more » This blog post resulted from an email exchange I had with Jill Downing, a Title 1 Educator with the Helena Public Schools in Montana.
That's So Second Grade!: Daily 5 Math & a FREEBIE! After jumping head first into Daily 5 for my literacy time at the start of school, I decided I would take the plunge with math as well. Using Daily 5 for my reading and writing time has had it's kinks, but has been the very best thing I could have done to create a classroom culture grounded in literacy and reading. Until I starting using the Daily 5 structure for my math time about two weeks, my math block went a little like this...I would teach a WHOLE GROUP LESSON or activity for about 20-25 minutes. Then students would all complete the same worksheet or activity at the same time and when they were finished they would go to either me or my assistant and have their work checked. I had previously heard a little about Daily 5 Math from reading on the Sisters' Daily Cafe website, as well as on a few blogs here and there. There is no book about Daily 5 math (yet -- but I hope there will be one soon) and there is not much out there resource-wise for how this looks.
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Mr Elementary Math DIY Rekenreks, Take 2 This post is an update to a post I wrote last year. I have found this version of the DIY rekenrek to be not only easier to make, but also more kid-friendly. Rekenrek translates loosely to calculation rack or arithmetic rack, and it was designed by a Dutch mathematician. The rekenrek is a great visual model for developing a strong sense of 5 and 10, and it supports a strategy-based approach for learning calculations. There are commercial rekenreks available. Materials list: 12 x 18 foam sheets.
5 au quotidien en math Réflexions en cours... Je n'ai pas encore implanté les 5 au quotidien et la méthode CAFÉ que je rêve déjà de l'implanter pour les mathématiques. En lisant à droite et à gauche, j'ai lu à quelques endroits les 5 "ateliers" de base en mathématique selon les auteurs des 5 au quotidien. Je ne suis pas certaine que cela corresponde à ce que j'ai besoin. 1. Jeu de nombre2. En continuant mes recherches, je suis tombé sur un concept bien sympathique qu'est le B.U.I.L.D B pour Buddy Games (Jeux entre amis)U pour Using manipulatives (utiliser le matériel de manipulation)I pour Independant reading/work (lire des livres de mathématique)L pour Learning about numbers (apprendre les nombres)D pour Doing math (faire des maths) Mais, encore une fois, je ne suis pasconvaincue que c'est vraiment ces composantes que j'ai envie de mettre en place dans ma classe.
adele_b: @maggiev what do we want kids... Beyond Traditional Math | Fostering conceptual understanding with projects and rigorous problem solving. Talking It Out: The New Conversation-centered Leadership, by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz Every year, hundreds of thousands of new graduates enter the business world, eager to climb the corporate ladder. Their progress on the early rungs of that journey will often be determined by qualities like hard work, determination, knowledge and technical proficiency. But business consultants Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz argue that those same qualities prove less helpful at higher rungs on the ladder, and may even be one's downfall if they are not balanced by a very different set of leadership qualities. They sum up the thesis of their new book, Leadership Conversations: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders, like this: "As you move into upper leadership levels, your technical skills -- what you know -- become less important. The importance of building strong working relationships within an organization may seem self-evident. A Changed Environment Leading vs. A central distinction in the book is that between leadership and management. Developing Leaders
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