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Number of the Day: A Routine You Can Count On!

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment | Tags: , , , , |


Sesame Street has done a few seasons where they had The Number of the Day daily segments.  Check out the collection here! Sing them with your class.  Set them up in a listening center!  Have fun and learn lots! More ideas (across grades) Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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Number of the Day! What a way to start!

Posted on August 22, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Elementary math | Tags: , , |


Number of the day is a routine that you want to maximize.  Grab some ideas here! If you want to get deep! Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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Tuesday Tool Spotlight: Geoboards

Posted on April 2, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Geoboards are great! They are often underutilized for a variety of reasons.  One big  one is the “shooting of rubberbands.”  Just teach students how to work with the boards and anybody that violates the rules instantly gets a consequence.  Students can and should work with geoboards.  Here are 5 things to think about! Tasks should […]

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Don’t miss the preview! Number Talks 4-10

Posted on March 26, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


There is a great new book called “Making Number Talks Matter” that Stenhouse is previewing for a short while! Look at it now!  All I can say is “wow” “fantastico” “magnifico”!!! One of the authors, Ruth Parker” is the person that co-theorized Number Talks with Cathy Richardson. Check it out today!  The preview won’t last […]

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Question of the Day: Part 2

Posted on January 17, 2013. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core | Tags: , , , |


Here are some more links with ideas for doing question of the day. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4 (Great books) Link 5 Link 6 Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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Question of the day: Part I

Posted on January 16, 2013. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , , |


  This is a great routine for students to do.  It helps them to collect data that makes sense.  It is about their lives and it gives them the opportunity to discuss their lives and to learn how to collect, organize and discuss data.  Here are some classroom examples.  Collecting data ties into the measurement […]

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Decimal of the Day

Posted on December 10, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Decimal of the day is another routine that gives students an opportunity to revisit concepts throughout the year.  In a decimal of the day routine the teacher writes a decimal like .55 and then the students do a series of activities with that decimal as well as answer some questions about it. For example: 1. […]

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Fraction of the Day: Guided Math and Math Center Activities

Posted on December 6, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Guided math | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Fraction of the day is a great routine. Jennifer Findley did a great graphic organizer!  I have extended the concepts based on the math CCSS. To do this routine, you take a fraction like 3/4 and you have the students do some or all of the following: 1. Decide if it is in simplest form […]

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Another Energizer for Number Flexibility

Posted on October 9, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Elementary math, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


This energizer is called Rule of the Day.  The teacher states a rule like: Doubles, Doubles Plus 1 Half Facts Ten More Ten Less Multiples Then the game begins.  The teacher says a number and the students have to answer following the rule.  For example, if the teacher said, the rule is “Half Facts” the […]

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Count the Days of the Year: All Year Long

Posted on August 24, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Elementary math, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


Counting the days of the year is a great routine!  Be sure to keep counting after the 100th day!  A lot of people tend to stop, but school continues!  Actually, I would have a wall routine, where students either write the day of the school year on a chart or a post it and ALSO […]

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