Great video resource to use in small group math centers. This video reinforces the logic behind regrouping. It shows the number in multiple ways, and also includes manipulatives. The teacher who created the video clearly thought this out, showing the problem in standard form, expanded form, and with manipulatives.
Although it would be easy to recreate this video on a smart board, I like the concept of using the video. I think that students get bored by the monotony of math class. My students get so excited whenever we simply mention a "video," and they appear to be much more engaged.
Overall, I really like the variety of this video, and the way the woman scaffolds the concept. I would like to use this in my classroom.
As Sam already mentioned, this Houghton Mifflin resource is brilliant. It predicts questions that students will have about regrouping, and provides teacher resources for how to combat these questions. As I've stated previously, I often find it hard to "un-learn" concepts, yet this is critical in helping students to better understand a topic. Being able to teach them on their level is critical.
I would use this resource alongside Dr. Bote's "questioning strategies" resource in order to get the most out of my teaching. Thinking about the questions that we ask is paramount in generating effective lessons.
We had to change things up a bit, since I learned yesterday that P had forgotten subtraction with regrouping. He had a hard time with the curriculum at school, because it had boxes everywhere regro...
Laura Jane's insight:
This method REALLY worked for my students! My third graders were having a really hard time mastering regrouping. They would carry the one, but forget to cross out the number that they borrowed from, etc. I realized that they weren't just forgetting to do these things, but they didn't actually understand the algorithm behind it. They knew they had to cross it out and carry a one, but they didn't know why.
Breaking subtraction probelms into "houses" helps to make sense of the math for students. I modified this a little bit by having them write the number out in expanded form (342= 300+40+2) and placing each number into the appropriate house (drawn on white boards.) From there, I reitterated that each house could only give in groups of what it was (tens house can only give tens, hundreds only hundreds, etc.) Once they realized that they weren't just crossing out 4 and making it 3, but that they were taking 10 away from 40 to make it 30, they were able to see how the 2 became a 12.
I highly recomend this method to any teacher whose students keep making "silly" mistakes in their regrouping. Simplify!!
I have heard a lot of praise for BrainPOP, but it isn't a resource that my mentor teacher utilizes. This video shows subtraction in a real world context: losing points in a board game, selling tickets, a store selling toys, etc. By making these connections to things that students of this generation have actually encountered, it makes the math more meaningful and significant.
Teachers frequently teach the algorithm for a math skill, without explaining WHY it makes sense. This video also uses virtual manipulatives to model regrouping for students. This aspect makes the video very versatile... It could be shown to the whole group, or it could be used for independent computer work in small math rotation groups.
I love this resource that Jenee curated! My students love to sing and dance any opportunity they get, and this is a great way to embrace that. I know that, personally, I can remember lyrics to songs that I haven't heard in 10 years if I just hear a snippit of the music. Music is a great pnemonic device in teaching, as it engages a different part of the brain. This allows students to make connections in a different way that usual. I think that my learners would love to participate in this, and that it would be an additional resource for them to have on hand when solving regrouping probelms independently.
My school just got a class set of iPads, and I've been working with my mentor teacher to convince her that we can use them as educational tools. Reading the description and reviews of this app, I definitely think this would have benefitted my class in our regrouping unit. This app page is a great springboard into finding more apps to use for math teaching. Children are so into technology these days, and finding authentic ways to incorporate it with their learning could be the difference between frustration and mastery for a student.
I found this spinner game on Pinterest and used it in a small group during our subtracting with regrouping unit. After teaching students different strategies for subtracting with regrouping, I had them pull all of their knowledge in the form of a "game." Basically, they turn the paper into two spinners using a pencil and a paper clip. Once they have their top number and their bottom number, they subtract them (using one of their regrouping methods) in order to get the answer.
I found this game to be really effective with my students because it got them so engaged. This was a much more interactive form of assessment, as the students were all getting different combinations of problems to compute. Because it wasn't just a ditto handed out to them, they saw the activity as more interactive and engaging. I would definitely recomend this game to any teacher who has the opportunity to teach math in small groups, and is looking for a more fun way of assessing student progress.
Math night introduces parents to new curriculum Rapid City Journal The purpose of the event was to familiarize the parents with this new math so when their children bring work and math games home they are a little bit more comfortable with it and...
Laura Jane's insight:
Taking the curriculum a step forward and getting the parents to engage with it, as well as the students.
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