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I am trying to develop my own D4 Math for my 2nd graders (while patiently waiting for the Sisters to publish their own ideas). I am posting the following four charts in my classroom:

"MATH WITH MY TEACHER": to include lesson of the day, workbook activities, small group teaching, etc.

"MATH ON MY OWN": activities they can do independently

"MATH WITH A FRIEND": activities for partners

"MATH WITH A TEAM": activities/games up to 4 players

I am going to ask the class to help me complete the charts (like the Sisters do for "I" charts) with activities I have already taught them this school year. However, I am ALWAYS in need of new games/activities to try. Please help me complete my charts with your favorite math activities/games to teach addition, subtraction, problem-solving, etc. THANK YOU!

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friskykitty 03-11-2010 08:01 PM

I have not attempted to do a Daily in Math where they choose. Instead, we do everything together. Next year, I will do it with more of a rounds and self selected.

10 Minutes Math fluency activity (in the first semester it is addition/subtraction, second semester is multiplication/division) I use a highly scripted program for this. It's 2 minutes of practice, 2 minutes of practice, 1 minute assessment quiz

10 minutes of Spiral Review I make 5 questions of the day on a concept that I already taught. So, right now I am doing my review on measurement, but am teaching fractions in the daily lesson. Friday's spiral review is graded as a quiz. At the beginning of the year, my spiral review covers things that were covered in the grade prior.

30 minutes of teacher directed main lesson. BUT, it starts with a 10 minute mini lesson, then 10 minutes utilizing manipulatives, and then 10 minutes of booster shot lesson again. The manipulative section really works to build conceptual knowledge on the subject. Trying to make problem solvers here. Teaching them the concepts so they can problem solve.

10 minutes try it on your own, written practice with teacher running alongside to support

timberv 03-07-2010 06:13 PM

We have used Daily 5 Math for the last two years in our second grade classrooms. Our headings are:
Paper Practice
Fact Practice
Fact Games
Number Games
Strategy Games

We use the Everyday Math Program (formerly Chicago Math). Paper practice is the journal pages (math boxes are done, or previous lesson pages are done first while waiting for the instructor). Then the kids continue working the board going to 4-6 minutes of fact practice, we have various methods to choose from, then fact and number games-these come from the EDM program and are scattered into the units. Finally, they end up at the coveted strategy games: Chess, Connect 4, Battleship, Safari, Rush Hour, Shut the Box, Knoodle, etc. All the while, I am pulling groups and going over the days lesson in small groups. In all, I have 4 groups and usually a parent who pulls from within the class to work on some intervention or enrichment areas.

mrsbono 03-07-2010 03:53 PM

I am splitting my class in half... 8 and 8.

I will teach my math lesson twice... once to Group A while Group B does independent work and then again to Group B while Group A does Ind. work.


Here are my ind. work choices:

1. Clock Concentration (match analog to digital)
2. Self Checking Flashcards (I made a mat "fact power" and "practice" so the kids can sort the problems and keep practicing the ones they got wrong)
3. Coin Stamping- grab a handful of coins, use coin stamps to stamp it out and count/record the amount
4. Name Collection Boxes- laminated so kids use dry erase markers- they choose a number from a bag and then fill up the box with as many names as they can. Ex. names for 12 can be "twelve" "6+6" ". . . . . . . . . . . ." "a dozen" etc
5. Fact Families/Triangles- students roll 2 number cubes and put them in the triangle. They have to figure out the 3rd number and write the fact family that goes with the 3 numbers.
6. Pattern Blocks- Students use pattern blocks to make designs
7. computers (3)

LinzRae 03-07-2010 03:29 PM

I have the same ones, except Math with a Team... instead I have Write about Math. I have found this to be a really good one, because so many kids have trouble explaining in words how they solved a problem! It has been really good practice for them! Just a thought...

markma 03-07-2010 03:19 PM

I am trying to develop my own D4 Math for my 2nd graders (while patiently waiting for the Sisters to publish their own ideas). I am posting the following four charts in my classroom:

"MATH WITH MY TEACHER": to include lesson of the day, workbook activities, small group teaching, etc.

"MATH ON MY OWN": activities they can do independently

"MATH WITH A FRIEND": activities for partners

"MATH WITH A TEAM": activities/games up to 4 players

I am going to ask the class to help me complete the charts (like the Sisters do for "I" charts) with activities I have already taught them this school year. However, I am ALWAYS in need of new games/activities to try. Please help me complete my charts with your favorite math activities/games to teach addition, subtraction, problem-solving, etc. THANK YOU!




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