I think that is great. I know that a lot of students have trouble paying attention to what their classmates are saying. My students often need repeated directions because they aren't paying attention. I can definitely relate to the teacher saying that her students would "check out" if another student was called on. I think that repeating and add ons are great talk moves and I try to use them in my classroom. I like the use of the silent signal and making up their own talk move. I would love to do this in my own classroom! These talk moves would really help promote our mathematical community. The Teaching Channel is a great resource.
Our 2nd graders are thinking mathematically to solve subtraction problems that would normally require "borrowing." http://t.co/hNK0h9D1yL
I scoopped this on both of my boards because I also think that this shows promoting a mathematical community. As teachers we should promote our students' thinking and give them the opportunity to show us how they would solve the problem. Every student is different and we need to provide a community where they feel comfortable.
This is a great,creative way to teach fractions. This is a fantastic visual aid for students especially when they begin to add and subtract fractions. I believe that it would give students a better understanding of fractions overall including how to make one whole. This would be a great set of manipulatives to have in my classroom and to make math accessible to my students.
This game understands students on a personal level. It adapts to their needs and teaches math at their speed. Its a great teaching tool and targets a "trouble area" for each student so they can work on their own pace. I could definitely see myself using this in the classroom.
One day in my methods math class, we discussed the importance/value of math homework. This conversation really stuck with me because I think that students have way too much homework. I think that in order for homework to be important, it needs to be meaningul. Why give students homework that is not meaningful and valuable to them? It makes no sense. This also goes with promoting a mathematical community. In giving meaninful homework or no homework, we are making a better math community for students.
Fox Baltimore Understanding Common Core WBIR-TV 7th graders at Gresham Middle School learn different ways to solve problems from math teacher Mr. Bryan Paschal. (Photo: WBIR) ...
I think that it is important to understand common core and to understand that every child is different. Not every child is going to learn the same way or understand something immediately. Their thinking processes are different, their ways of learning are different, etc. It is our job to teach to each child and make sure they understand the content in math and all subjects. This is very useful for all teachers to know, understand, and apply in their classrooms. I think that this goes under promoting a mathematical community because in order to do so, we need to understand common core.
I love this. Students lose interest so quickly and get bored. This is a great way to get them moving and keep them interested. It wakes them up and keeps them active. They are practicing math while being math which I think is great. I don't think that students get enough exercise/movement and this is a great way to ensure that they get it ouside of P.E. and recess. This is especially great for kinesetic students.
I actually used this in the beginning of the year. My students were engaged and it was related to them. It shows how math is related to them and is in everyday life. They really had to think though about the numbers and the math. I think that this activity is a great "ice breaker" for the beginning of the year and gets students thinking. Promoting a Math Community
Interactive math games for elementary and middle school students. This page includes interesting games such as soccer math, basketball math, football math, baseball math, math racing games, jeopardy games, and millionaire games.
I love that these games are interactive and also involve the students; interests. It offers basketball, baseball, football, racing, etc. This really involves the students and makes it appealingand accessible to them. I would definitely use online math games in my class especially for centers. However, I would not solely use online math games. I would also create hands-on, "board" math games.
Although this is too advanced for elementary students, it shows how using a real life problem can be connected to math. It can even be modified for elementary aged students. This is a great hands-on activity that will keep students engaged while learning. They may not even realize that they are learning. This will help students realize that math is used everywhere.
Making math meaninful to all students is a necessary skill to have in the classroom. Teachers need to meet the diversity demands as well to make math meaningful. If students can connect to math, they will be more interested and motivated to participate and to learn. The nation is becoming more and more diverse and therefore we need good math teachers who can support student's diversity and excel at it. We should always be aware of our students' culture.
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