# Archive for August, 2012

## Estimation Stations

Estimation is an important skill. Students need to develop it from a young age. Estimation stations are great routines to have in your classroom where they are estimating things weekly.

Here are some great resources!

I am especially wild about Wild About Teaching! They have a FREE ESTIMATION STATION! Yahoo!

Sparklebox also has some great estimation activities!

Estimation Jar Printable Slips!

Mrs. Shelton’s Estimation Station Job Template!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Volume: 5th Grade CCSS Critical Area

Here are some great resource to teach volume. I We have to try and use a variety of ways to teach volume so that the students get it. Think of at least 5 different ways to approach it using the theory of Multiple Intelligences. Remember that volume is a 5^{th} grade critical area.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Do you teach math in the 21st Century?

Here is a great site that will lead you to math in the 21st century! It discusses doing “mathcasts” with your students. I love their tagline “When students teach, they learn!” How often do you give your students this opportunity? In what ways? Do any of them reflect the century we live in?

Happy Weekend and Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Celebrating 500!

Thank you all for following! **WE HAVE REACHED OUR FIRST 10 IN UNDER 10 MINUTES! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL! ALTHOUGH THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, WE WILL BE HAVING A BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY LATER THIS MONTH! **

HAPPY MATHING,

DR. NICKI

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Happy Mathing and Happy Back to School!

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## Interactive Individual Subtraction Books!

Interactive Individual Lapbooks are great ways for students to engage in a variety of activities around a specific concept. They do these alot in homeschooling, but they are great for public school children as well. It is a teaching structure for interacting with a concept. **On this site,** they have a lot of the blackline masters that would go in a Subtraction Lapbook!

Hapy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Subtraction Ideas

Here are 5 great subtraction ideas.

Idea 1 (it’s kinesthetic and visual!)

Idea 2 (a great way to illustrate subtraction in story problems)

Idea 3 & downloads (numberlines are super important! but remember they are abstract! do lots of concrete and visual first)

Idea 4 (I love this anchor poster)

Idea 5 (Scroll down to the vegetable subtraction. I love this too! Hands-on, interactive, visual. Just great!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Model Model Model! An Addition Example

Here is a great math anchor poster demonstrating addition strategies. You should definitely have math anchor posters up showing different strategies so students can reference them during guided math lessons and math center activities.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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