MATH STUFF #14
EMS-ISD "FIRST IN MATH" LEADER BOARD AS OF 1/4/16
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
5TH GRADE PACING CALENDAR FOR WEEK 8 & 9
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”
4TH GRADE PACING CALENDAR FOR WEEK 8 & 9
SOMETHING TO READ ABOUT
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