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Old 08-26-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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I have never tayught this group and was wondering what you do with this group? We use saxton math book. I they can do a lesson a day and still have time for somethig else. Any ideas? I was going to use the challenge worksheets that go with the lesson, but that will get old or might not be enough. Thanks


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I had a lot of very high math kids last year who loved to be challenged (wow, do I miss them), and I focused a lot on the probelm solving aspect of each math strand. I would have them do task that required manipulatives and were often open ended problems. Sometimes I could give the kids only 1 or 2 questions that would take the whole math time to solve. They really loved it, and I feel like they left my room great problem solvers.
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I teach Saxon too. But I'm not familiar with the "challenge worksheets". Did you have to order them separately???? I noticed you said you used a book - we don't have a book either. Ours is just tons of worksheets. Are you using the third grade curriculum?
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We use math compacting (grouping based on a pre-test). When I have the high kids, I also have given them a problem solving problem that could take the whole class to solve or that had many solutions and they had to share and justify theirs. Once of their favorites was a problem I created where they had to buy supplies to create their own mini-amusement park. Each ride they constructed required a certain number of supplies and they had an allotted amount of money to spend. It was great for working with money and fractions.

I also relied heavily on our subscription to StarrMatica because that gave me online enrichment activities we could use with my LCD projector and mimio. We also took a few trips to the computer lab to try some of the problems at individual computers and in pairs.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Here are some websites that may have the kind of math challenges you are looking for...I hope these help you!

http://puzzles.com/index.htm

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

http://www.mathwire.com/index.html

http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

http://www.pedagonet.com/brain/brainers.html

http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/


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Old 08-27-2008, 05:32 AM
 
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We used to have Saxton, now it is Harcourt!
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