Math Empowers Kindergarten
Middletown Township Public Schools
Kindergarten: Second Trimester: 2017-2018
Composing Numbers: More Practice for Chapters 5 & 6
EASILY DIFFERENTIATE for the most struggling and the most advanced learners with this simple activity!
- LEVEL to each learner by selecting the most appropriate # of counters in their cup.
- LEVEL UP and work with DOUBLES FACTS by writing a little 2 on a bunch of counters and letting students work with doubles to 20!
- LEVEL UP by giving students plastic dimes in their cups! (gradually learning how to transfer ways of making 10 into ways of making 100 while reinforcing coin amounts)
- LEVEL UP the most advanced students by giving them plastic nickels in their cups! GAME ON!
Speaking of games, here is a Winter Olympics Shake & Spill with bar model recording sheets and recording sheets with the equal sign first.
Number Talks: A Simple yet Sophisticated way to Develop Number Sense in your Kindergartners!
Growth Mindset with ClassDojo
Interested in motivating your students to adopt a growth mindset? ClassDojo and Stanford's PERTS Research Center teamed up to create the the first season of The Mojo Show. The five-episode video series (along with a few incredible activities) highlight the power of having a growth mindset, and how any student can learn this skill!
Click here to view a great starting activity called "Your brain is like a muscle."
Read Carol Dweck’s “The Perils and Promises of Praise” article here.
The wrong kind of praise creates self defeating behavior.
The right kind of praise motivates students to learn.
When students believe that they can develop their intelligence, they focus on doing just that.
Math Instruction Resource Document
Check out all the resources for Chapter 5 including...
- Marble Math (GoMath! 5.2)
- Dinosaur Numberline (GoMath! 5.3)
- Addition Gum Ball (GoMath! 5.7)
Don't forget the PARCC FORMATIVE TASKS ADDITION and SUBTRACTION STORIES. Find it under the curriculum and instruction tab on the Cybrary or there is a link for the task on the Instructional Resource Document.