Math Empowers Grade 3

Middletown Township Public Schools

Third Grade: First Trimester: 2017-2018

Hello Third Grade Teachers! The first trimester is well underway! An informative video about Growth Mindset, research by Jo Boaler and Halloween Math Challenges are just a few of the contents prepared for third grade teachers this trimester.

Learning Math Through Productive Struggle

How can we set students up to be excellent problem solvers and not just solve the problems that look exactly like those in the textbook? Turn teaching upside down. Upside down teaching, where students take on problems they may not know how to solve yet, may seem uncomfortable from the teacher perspective at first, but studies have shown that students really do benefit from trying problems they haven't been specifically taught how to solve. Students, through productive struggle and discussion, learn the power of persistence, become more confident problem solvers, and learn deeper. For more about this powerful teaching structure and some lesson ideas, read here.

Encourage a growth mindset in the classroom, share this video with students and colleagues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CHPnZfFmU

Unlocking Children's Math Potential: 5 Research Results to Transform Math Learning

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, shares research on the myth that only some students can succeed in math. Read on to learn more.

Printable Poster for the Classroom

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Math Instruction Resource Document

Be sure to explore the Math Instruction Resource Document while planning lessons. Over 100 new links were added last year. Resources for chapters 3 and 4 include Kahoots, videos and engaging games.
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Questions, concerns, resources to share? Contact:

Melanie Tindall

Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Lincroft Elementary School

River Plaza Elementary School