Multiple Intelligences

Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups and More

Posted on February 18, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , |


 Marzano (2001) states that Nonlinguistic Representations are one of the 9 major instructional strategies that advance student achievement.  We need to be sure to spend time teaching nonlinguistically, using visual imagery and bodily-kinestheic experiences.  As you progress through a CRA Framework of concrete, pictorial, and then abstract students should act things out, use physical models and draw pictures.

 Concept maps, thinking maps, and brainstorm webs are all examples of teaching with nonlinguistic representations. See my Thinking Maps Pinterest board for examples.

  Here are some other resources:

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Be sure to have your students work with nonlinguistic representations in math workstations as well as use this strategy during guided math groups.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Infographics Rock! Data Never Looked So Good!

Posted on September 12, 2012. Filed under: Graphic Organizers, Math is a Language, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , |


Andy Robertson wrote a great article called  “Making Math Less Scary With Infographics!”  I looked at it and was so inspired by the idea of representing data in this way!  Here are some more resources!

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Tell me what you think! How can you see yourself using something like this in your classroom?

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Number Baggies: Building Automaticy through 10

Posted on June 21, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Manipulatives, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Number Baggies! What a great, easy, fun manipulative.  This is another way to make complements of numbers and do number bond activities.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

 

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Creative Math Projects

Posted on June 20, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Elementary math, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , |


Crayola has some great math ideas!  Check them out.

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Place Value Unit

Posted on May 25, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Elementary math, Math is a Language, Math Progressions, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , |


 

An out of this world place value unit by NASA!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Teaching Mean Mode and Median in Digital Math Centers!

Posted on April 24, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Guided math, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , |


Here is a great game for teaching mean, median and mode! It is created in a very student friendly way.  It grabs your attention, holds it and teaches at the same time. Check it out!

Here is another great game!

Here are some power points about mean, median and mode.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Math Center Websites

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Digital Learners, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , |


Here are some great math center websites!  It says 2nd grade but spans various grade levels. You could get lost on here! BE VERY CAREFUl!  It’s loads of fun standards based activities for the students.

Happy Mathing

Dr. Nicki

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More Great Math Talk Materials:

Posted on January 6, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Differentiated Instruction, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Solving | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Here is a great find for working on math talk in your classroom!  Look for these highlights:

1) Great discussion about building a culture of talk and the levels of talk in a classroom

2) A few sample units illustrating student talk and showing their thinking

3) Graphic Organizers for creating math partners

4) Game Templates

5) Articles about Math talk

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Math Powerpoint Resources: Use as whole group and guided math group lesson launches

Posted on November 29, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


Here are some more math powerpoints!  You can use them in a variety of ways.  One way to use them is to launch lessons.  Another way to use them is for interactive whole class games.  Some are great to put in math centers, especially the ones that have interactive elements.

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Resource 2  (I like the set up of the symmetry one but I found it misleading).  Instead of saying the particular shape doesn’t have a line of symmetry, I would change it to say that the picture doesn’t show a line of symmetry.

Resource 3 (Powerpoint Templates to Customize for you Class, including Games like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)

Resource 4 (A variety of math power points.)

Resource 5 (Some good powerpoints…check out the one about zero)

Resource 6 (I like the money prompt power points)

Resource 7 (Fact practice)

Be sure to see part 1 of this series of posts.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Here are some great math power points! Use during guided math mini lessons

Posted on November 28, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Math is a Language, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Power points are great tools to use as lesson launches.  They can be quick, educational and quite engaging. They are a visual tool that you can accompany with a verbal explanation.  I think we need to use them much more when teaching.  Here are a few sites with some math powerpoints.  I love the fact that many good math powerpoints are already made.  And, because they are powerpoint, you can add to them, take stuff away and change them however you want.  (Just remember to always give credit to the author of the original powerpoint).

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Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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