# Building Mathematical Thinkers

### Support for Problem Solving and Math Talk

## Grouping the Standards

## "I can" statements for Math Practices

## For Principals:

## Math Tool Kit
Create a math "tool kit" for each child. This may be a zip-lock bag or a small plastic tub with a number on it. Each child is assigned a specific number and uses that tool kit each day. The tool kit contains all the components needed for participation in Math by Myself and Math with Someone. When creating math tool kits, you may even wish to put the corresponding bag number on each item to avoid losing them later on. | ## Community Containers
Place needed materials in easily accessible, labeled containers. Children gather items according to their particular needs for each round of Daily 3 Math or math stations. When finished, children return each tool to the proper container. | ## Quick Grab Game Counters and Markers
Many of the math games require children to get a game board along with counters or markers or dice. To make the gathering of these materials easier, we use this set of small drawers, found at a hardware store, and place a variety of counters or dice in each drawer. Students get their game board then take a drawer with them to their work spot. Quick and easy! |

## Math Tool Kit

Create a math "tool kit" for each child. This may be a zip-lock bag or a small plastic tub with a number on it. Each child is assigned a specific number and uses that tool kit each day. The tool kit contains all the components needed for participation in Math by Myself and Math with Someone. When creating math tool kits, you may even wish to put the corresponding bag number on each item to avoid losing them later on.

## Community Containers

Place needed materials in easily accessible, labeled containers. Children gather items according to their particular needs for each round of Daily 3 Math or math stations. When finished, children return each tool to the proper container.

## Quick Grab Game Counters and Markers

Many of the math games require children to get a game board along with counters or markers or dice. To make the gathering of these materials easier, we use this set of small drawers, found at a hardware store, and place a variety of counters or dice in each drawer. Students get their game board then take a drawer with them to their work spot. Quick and easy!