# Archive for April, 2013

## Primary Fluency Packet

Here is another great primary resource! Great fluency fact sort sheets! And another one!

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## Word Problem Resources

Here is a great problem solving resource. It is a scaffolded way of thinking about story math mats.

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## Decimal Resource

Here is a great resource for teaching decimals!

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Dr. Nicki

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## Great Primary Math Resource!

Here it is! This packet has great word problem stuff!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## 5 Ways to Help Parents Learn About the CCSSM: Part 5 (Family Math School Days)

Parents and Guardians have to be in the loop! So, one way to do this is to have Parent Math School Days at least once a month. During a Parent Math School Day, parents get to come to the classroom and play the games with the students during math time. This allows for an authentic experience whereby parents get to see and participate in their students learning!

One way to set it up is that every classroom is doing math at the same time on Open Math Days. Parents have to sign-up and sign in and then it is planned and various activities can be organized.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## 5 Ways to Help Parents Learn about the CCSSM: Part 4 (Workshops)

It is really important to teach parents how to do the math. Be sure to hold CCSSM Hands-On Parent workshops. Here are 3 different ways to do it:

1. Hold Monday Muffins and Math Mornings. During these workshops, introduce the CCSSM with hands-on activities and give out muffins with the math lessons.

2. Hold early morning math workshops (right when school starts) and (like an hour before school ends) so you can catch the parents during the drop off times.

3. Hold Saturday themed math family festivals, like math carnivals and math fairs where the students and parents play CCSSM games. The students have to come with their parents or guardians.

I have helped schools do all of these things and the turnout is amazing. We have had up to 500 families come!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## 5 Ways to Help Parents Help Their Students in Math: Part 3

Put up different links for parents to learn more about the CCSSM. Here are 3 must see resources:

Spanish Introduction (Hunt Institute)

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Dr. Nicki

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## 5 Ways to Help Parents Help their Students in Math: Part 2 (Parent Math Handbooks)

Parents are struggling with the CCSSM. Idea number 2 is to give out Parent information handbooks about the CCSSM in general with information about each grade level. There are many great resources. Here are a few!

Great Parent CCSSM Handbooks (In English and Spanish by grade level!)

National PTA Parent Guide Links

- Two-page Parents’ Guides to Student Success (Color)
- Four-page Parents’ Guides to Student Success (Black and white)
- Four-page Parents’ Guides to Student Success (Color)
- Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions
- Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions

Several Resources in many languages (in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, and Haitian Creole)

Oregon Resources for Parents

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## 5 Ways to Help Parents Help their Students in Math: Part 1 (Parent Math Handbooks)

Parents are struggling with the CCSSM. Sometimes it seems like they don’t know, what to know or understand why we are teaching in this way. We have to support their learning curve so that they can support their children. In this series I will discuss how to help your parents help their children.

Way 1: Create a Parent Math Handbook

Why: Because this way parents have a reference

When: Give it out at the beginning of the year…Maybe during back to school night

What: A step by step handbook explaining the different types of algorithms, strategies, models and tools that the students will be using at each grade level

Here is an example.

See other posts about this.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## More multiplication ideas!

Here is a great site for more multiplication ideas!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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