Math Empowers 4
Middletown Township Public Schools
Grade 4 - Third Trimester 2018-2019
Follow Dan Finkel on Twitter! @MathforLove
Have you seen Dan Finkel’s TEDx talk? If not, click here: Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching...you will soon be hooked! After obtaining his Ph.D. in mathematics, Dan became dedicated to understanding and teaching the motivation, history, aesthetics, and deep structure of mathematics. Like many of us, Dan has made it his goal to “give everyone the chance to fall in love with mathematics.” Check out https://mathforlove.com/, where you can find a free lesson library and information about learning through play with two great games called Prime Climb & Tiny Polka Dot, both of which foster a love for mathematics.
20 Days of Number Sense & Rich Math Talk (K-12)
Steve Wyborney (creator of many popular numbers sense routines for K-12), has just finished and released a project that took him 7 months to complete. It's called 20 Days of Number Sense & Rich Math Talk - 20 days of lessons that give students a really good opportunity to experience number sense - and to experience very rich math discourse. He leveled the lessons so that they are available and accessible to ALL elementary students.
Included in this project are 4 different activities (and 5 days of each activity). Here is the breakdown:
Days 1-5: Estimation Clipboard
Days 6-10: Splat Activities
Days 11-15: Esti-Mysteries
Days 16-20: Cube Conversations
Your students will LOVE these activities...ask your math specialist if you have any questions or need any assistance.