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Friday (fun meets controlled chaos) Math Acts?
Old 04-22-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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As the year is winding down, the students are struggling to really focus and frankly, care. Anyone doing anything out of the ordinary to keep their students interested?

I'm working with a lower group and any skill would be beneficial, since maybe it's their teacher's fault, but nothing is really at mastery level. Thanks for any and all ideas!


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I always enjoyed doing math games and language games. They have fun but they are still learning. You can also do many hands-on science experiements that would be interesting and they still learn. Hope all goes well.
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Have you tried Chip Trading?
Old 04-24-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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Chip Trading is fun for the kids, develops many, many concepts: Addition, Subtraction, Place Value, even division. You need to go slowly, develop the concepts, ask the questions that guide the children to develop the cognition. Good Luck!
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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Like the Chip Trading idea! Never done this before!

Do you do it whole class? Or as a center where you've pre-made questions for them? I'll most likely go with the former....
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Math centers
Old 04-27-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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We have finished Everyday Math and in an effort to move my partner (who plans math) away from worksheets I have tried doing centers once a week. I have 2 sets of groups:
1) Everyday Math games
2) Mailbox Math games (premade, they are awesome)
3) Math boxes that we didn't get to during the year

The kids do each center for a half hour and switch. Since I have 20 kids I have I have 2 sets of each group going (4-5/group) and it works perfectly. It reinforces skills we have worked on, allows them some choice with what they work on, moves away from worksheets and they love centers.


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