Marcy Cook
10282011, 10:53 AM


Do you use her work?
Every day. We have a tile teaser each morning and I have all of her books, so when we need a sponge activity out come the tiles. I also use her ideas in my lessons.
Do you use it as a center, early finisher or homework assignment?
Tile teasers are a warmup. My kids keep track of how many solutions they can find and we track the number of days they have been able to solve the problems. We call the times they don't get a solution stumpers. We have been 23 days now without a stumper and they found 96 different solutions to today's problem.
Did you buy the number manipulatives?
No, I just cut 10 construction paper squares for each student. They wrote on the digits and the tiles are stored in an envelope in their math project folders. I might have to replace some tiles once a year. I've never laminated them.
