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Review the Rubric with Students Most teachers use rubrics to score student responses to open-ended questions. Make sure students understand the rubric so that they know exactly what they must provide to get the best score. Teachers use a variety of strategies to provide this training: Use the Writing Process Approach Students are accustomed to editing their first drafts in language arts, reworking their writing to craft a better response.

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Math Teaching Videos Math Teaching VideosEach math problem comes with a step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator and sketch pad. advertisement Jenn's Fish Tank Weighing Oranges The Boston Marathon Percent, Ratio and Probability Word Problems Introduction to Coordinate Graphing Introduce elementary students to coordinate graphing through seasonal coloring activities. The fall Jack-O-Lantern activity requires students to use the grid code and crayons or markers to create a jack-o-lantern on a blank 9x9 grid. The use of letters on the horizontal axis and numbers on the vertical axis introduces young students to coordinate pairs without the confusion of the standard (h,v) format. Notice that it is important that elementary students become accustomed to listing the horizontal coordinate first as this will transfer to the Cartesian coordinates they will use in later grades.

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Search Fractional Wall Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Using the picture of the fraction wall, can you find equivalent fractions? Guess My Rule Game This function machine game was created to give students practice in saying and writing the rule, given an input/output table. One student has the rule which the other student has to guess. The guesser records an input number in the table. Challenge of the Week November 26 – December 3, 2010 A teacher announces that a test will be given on one of the five days of next week, but tells the class, "You will not know which day it is until you are informed at 8 am of your 1pm test that day". Which day will be the exam given? Submit your solution to challenge[at] The winner of this week's Challenge Problem receives a gift certificate for Baskin Robbins Ice Cream! The Challenge Problem is posted every Friday in the afternoon (every other Friday over the summer).

Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , Cyberchase . FREE Lucky Star Game Show Application for SMART Board Designed for grades 3-5, the CYBERCHASE Lucky Star game show challenges kids to compete for top scores while building important math skills. This easy-to-install application engages students using the hugely popular characters from CYBERCHASE and offers the following features: Motivational & Replayable Learning: 150 fun questions combine a mix of age-appropriate math and problem-solving to help students strengthen their skills in algebraic thinking, number and operations, geometry, measurement, and more. Think Pad: Students can represent their thinking as they solve problems on the Think Pad, a blank dropdown area that lets them use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard's pens to write directly into the game. Math Manipulatives: Lucky Star takes advantage of the SMART Board's touch screen interactivity by encouraging kids to manipulate objects on screen with their hands.

Math Game: Target Number July 15, 2014 This game is from Mr. Bailey, one of my mentor teachers from my credential days. I still remember him teaching it to me during one of our lunch breaks, with his hand full of dice. Flash Page A KS 1 money application where teachers and pupils can drag coins into a money box and then calculate the money box total. Uses coins 1p to 20p to a maximum total of £2.00 Open ended resource for teachers to ask their pupils questions as part of a whole class starter activity on money in maths.

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