# Archive for March, 2014

MathFlix is a video resource library to illustrate how to do math. Check it out! I would send this home as one of the links for parents/guardians to visit to help their students with math!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Math Workshop: A Quick Guide

Here is a great link for seeing what it looks like and examples of doing Math Workshop!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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## Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day/Week!

**Did you know that**

**2014 marks the 45**

^{th}anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! Also that every March 20th is the official “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!”*Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold.*

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## Quick Fact Tests

Remember, that quick fact assessments should be fun! Don’t terrorize students with these tests. These are just like quick check-ins that students can do as a group or even on their own with a timer. The research says to give 3 seconds a problem. These tests are to let students know how fast they know their facts. They should only ever be in competition with themselves! With that said, here’s the link.

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Dr. Nicki

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## Math Fact Practice

Here is a great “twist” on speed and accuracy for math facts! You make this contraption and then say as many facts as you can before it twirls to the floor.

Go to linked page above…look at the ideas and be sure to click on * “Helitimer”* the 5th link. It’s a PDF that you can download!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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