Math Empowers 1
Middletown Township Public Schools
First Grade - 2nd Quarter 2016-2017
Ideal Math Lesson vs. Workshop Model
- Engage/Explore where the teacher guides the students through a discovery of the lesson,
- Explain/Elaborate where students complete their formative assessment,
- Differentiation based on the assessment, which can consist of centers or stations, and
- Evaluate where the lesson is summed up and reflected upon.
The Workshop Model, as used in Reading and Writing, differs from this model. For more about the comparison between the two different models, please click here.
The Hundreds Chart: It isn't just for breakfast anymore.
In addition to easy access, first graders need LOTS and LOTS of opportunities to connect the numbers on the chart with their quantities. Use counters and place value cubes when playing games on the chart. When students are not demonstrating understanding of bigger numbers, ask them to make them for you.
"Can you find 34 on the number line chart for me?"
"Can you build that number using these place value blocks?"
"How much is one more than that number? One less? 10 more? 10 less?
Many first graders lose number understanding with the teen numbers. Ask, "Can you find 14 on the number line chart? Can you build that number? How far away is that number from 10? How far away is it from 20? Can you make that number with a doubles fact? Show me using these."
HERE are printable 120 charts, activities and fantastic little Number Talk starters to use with your chart! Here are some fun printables for differentiated centers. HERE is a site with some great questions and activities. And don't forget to check out our continuously updated GO MATH RESOURCE DOC for more great web links, printables and SMART Board downloads!
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Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Bayview Elementary School
First Grade Representative