Designing Shifts-Aligned Interventions in the Math Classroom As teachers, we want to help all kids learn and when we’re faced with the realization that some students just aren’t “getting it,” we work to figure out how to catch kids up. It’s a prevalent struggle many educators grapple with and a frequent conversation in schools: How do we address unfinished learning in math and fill gaps in student understanding? Over the course of my career I have seen, all too often, students behind grade level denied access to grade-level mathematics, in an effort to catch them up or “fill the holes.”
Biography in a Box Book report / projects are a part of quarterly assignments in our grade level and for the genre biography; I like to do something different. I let the students choose their books with a page minimum as criteria and I must see the book to approve it. Specifics for the Assignment The pizza boxes I provide to the students to ensure that they are all the same size. I get them donated from local businesses. I fold the boxes inside-out to hand out to the students, this way most of the writing is on the inside and will be covered up anyways. The top of the box must have the biography person’s name and some kind of decoration.
Geometry Playground Exhibition Geometry Playground will change the way you think about geometry. This traveling exhibition engages your hands, brain, and body in playful investigations of this most visible branch of math. Find out where and when you can visit Geometry Playground. Explore the exhibition through these three experience-based themes: Geometry Garden A cabinet of geometric curiosities, from sculpture to natural specimens.
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Log in to Clever Plano ISD Not your district? Log in with Active Directory Grade 6 Common Core State Standards 3 Act Math Tasks For: Grade 6 Three Act Math Tasks – Grade 6 - Common Core Three Act Math Tasks Related to Grade 6 Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCSS) Matt Vaudrey For students to become self-directed learners and constructive members of society, they should direct their own behavior to impact their circumstance. Instead of teachers yelling and nagging, music cues can direct the student action. Instead of micro-managing (“Damien, take out your notebook.”), we’re helping students direct themselves and manage their own time. Slideshows – Math Journeys My teacher-led presentations allow teachers to facilitate math lessons and provide practice without having to write problems on the board, which can take their attention away from the students. Teachers can circulate the room and assist students as they calculate, communicate, reason and use manipulatives to represent their mathematical thinking. Students enjoy the feedback that many of the presentations provide. Enjoy them and consider attending a workshop where I demonstrate how to use a variety of technology –including several other slideshows–to build understanding.
common core resources /mathematical content standards /standards by grade /6th grade / Problems of the Month: Non-routine problems designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme. Each problem is divided into five levels of difficulty, Level A (primary) through Level E (high school). The problems are aligned to the Common Core standards. New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Note: This page has additional resources available for logged in users. Courses by Subject: Common Core Mathematics Common Core Mathematics (Español)