# MATH STUFF #14

## 2ND 9 WEEKS - SKILLS BLOCK 5TH GRADE WEEK 8

· Multiplication/Division Fact Fluency-each student is working on activities to support their individual goal

· Which is Closer to 1? SAB Unit 4 pg 48 – Students must justify their answer using pictures, numbers and/or words – Ex. ½ + 7/12 = is close to 1 whole because 7/12 is just a little more than half. Half plus half make one whole 1/6 + 2/3 = is less than one whole because 2/3 + 1/3 = 1. We need one more third or two-sixths. I think 1/6 + 2/3 is closer to one whole because 1/12 is a smaller piece than 1/6

· Support Activity #28: Fraction Bingo - See Eduphoria-Fact Fluency Tab – 5th Grade Fluency pg 267

· Repeat Support Activity #30: Money, Fractions & Decimals from last week

## 2ND 9 WEEKS - SKILLS BLOCK 4TH GRADE WEEK 8

· Multiplication Fact Fluency-each student is working on activities to support their individual goal

· Measuring Area in Customary Units Activity - See Eduphoria titled GR4_Measure_AreaUSUnits”

· Rainbow Rectangles – See Eduphoria titled “GR4_Measure_AreaUSUnits”

## 10 Ways to Transform Elementary Math

1. Respond to videos - Record yourself and then have the students watch the video during this rotation and respond accordingly. (i.e. in their notebooks, by making a poster, responding in some other way.)

2. Student blogging - Have a prompt ready for students and then ask them to blog a response. They can even respond to others in this system. Free online tools like www.kidblog.org work well for this purpose.

3. Digital Creation - Have students use Google Apps for Education to create a math alphabet book (Sheets would be great for this as each letter could be its own page and students can even work collaboratively on one document!)

4. Student Created Video - Have students write a creative script

that includes various math talk vocabulary and concepts and

then work on recording this video. Several different genres can

be included here - students could give a news report, create a

fiction story, or make a documentary.

5. Augmented Reality - Use an AR app, such as Aurasma, with an

iPad to make student work come to life!

6. Surveys and Quizzes - Have students use Google Forms or a

site such as www.kahoot.com to create a quiz for others to take.

7. Online Portfolio - Have students create a website that will

house their math progress throughout the school year. There could be a tab for each domain and students could add reflections, graphs, pictures, etc. to show their growth.

8. Learning to Code - There are many free sites, such as www.code.org, which guide students in learning how to code.

9. Create a math book - Use a site, such as www.storybird.com, to create an authentic picture book that has a math theme. Students can even respond to each other’s book within the class or they can choose to share their work with the world.

10. Connect with Twitter - Have your class participate in the weekly math #mtbos challenge!

See https://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/ for details.

## 2ND 9 WEEKS - SKILLS BLOCK 3RD GRADE WEEK 7

· Multiplication Fact Fluency Test based on new Fact Fluency Expectations-Identify weak strategies for students to focus on-Begin Goal Setting

· Measurement Mini-lessons based on Investigations Unit 4 Session 1.1 using mm, cm and m: Practice measuring items in the classroom. Discuss/create anchor charts about “When do we use millimeters, centimeters and meters in the real world?”, Practice measuring to the nearest cm, incorporate distances that are not in a straight line. Measurement- Introduce metric units of measurement cm, mm, m – See Bridges Supplemental Lessons in Eduphoria -See STAAR April 2013 Released test questions #15, 25, 35