Math & Science Happenings
From the Desk of Deb Wheelis
Where in the World will Deb Wheelis be?
November 13th-15th: At BCE all day
November 18th-19th: Committee for Review of Instructional Materials @OD Tompkins HS.
November 20th: At BCE but leaving early to attend the Employee Roundtable @ESC.
November 21st: At BCE all day
November 22nd: Off campus attending an IC Meeting.
November 25th & 26th: I will be out these two days. I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Thanksgiving Holiday!
Model Math Monday!
To record you own video put a problem into smart notebook. Next, open the SMART board tools and click on the “SMART Recorder” (it looks like a camcorder). When ready you will click record. Don't forget that you will need a microphone plugged up to your computer (can check out from library). Demonstrate work using the smart board as you talk into the mircrophone. Once you hit the stop button on the recorder, it will prompt you to save the video.
Quick and Easy Report for FASTT Math!
For FASTT Math, this report groups students under four FASTT Math Next Generation performance standards. You can use it to target students whose performance indicates that they need additional instruction, practice or support in a particular operation. The students who are grouped in the "Fluent" category are eligible to receive an AR tag for the operation the have achieved fluent mastery in.
You can access this report following the below directions:
Click on the link: http://ktadmmath20.katyisd.org:55880/slms/EducatorAccess
(This link is also located on Katynet under the Teaching and Learning tab named SAM Math)
*Click on the icon with the dog.
Username: Your normal username but the letter must be capitalized
*Click on the reports tab at the top of the page
*Choose Intervention Grouping Report from the list of reports under FASTT Math Next Generation (if you don't see that report listed choose "All Reports" from the pull down menu above the listing of reports).
*On the right side of the screen choose the Time Period and Operation you wish to see in the report and then click Run Report in the bottom right hand corner.
Open Number Line for Addition Strategy
Websites for Science & Math
Developed in the Rice University Elementary Model Science Lab and it is a free resource for teachers. The numbers associated with each lesson align with the 2009 TEKS if they say updated, otherwise they are the 1998 TEKS. Great resources for K-2)
FREE Tools that develop students’ mathematical thinking. These high-quality virtual manipulative tools help teachers create an environment for students to explain, discuss, and defend their mathematical thinking.
Thanks go out to JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ for recommending this site. There are some great 5E Lessons just waiting to be discovered here! The 3rd column has instructional ideas for concepts listed in black.