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!

Resource 1

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Resource 4

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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New Resource For Teachers of ELL Students

Posted on July 24, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Here is a new resource for teachers of ELL that you should check out!
101 Great Teaching Tips for English Language Learners

by Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen, Ed.D.

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Weber State University/Granite School District ESL Endorsement
www.everydayell.com
www.cuttingedgeeducation.com
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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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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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Upper Elementary Metric Stations

Posted on March 7, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Math Centers, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Here are some great upper elementary metric station task cards.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Resources for Teaching Capacity

Posted on January 18, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Graphic Organizers, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |


Students struggle with measurement.  They need more experiences actually exploring the measurements they are learning about.  I definitely recommend hands-on, minds-on workstations where students can go and actually figure out that there are 4 quarts in a gallon.  As we plan units of study, we should use Multiple Intelligences as a framework for setting up a variety of experiences with the content.  Imagine if your students visited the topic through song, through a hands-on activity, through a poster, and through a story.  The more encounters they have with the content, the more they retain.

Remember that planning for the talk around the experiences is just as important. Scaffolded questions and writing prompts are an essential part of the process.  Graphic organizers should be used throughout the unit as advanced organizers, lesson entrance and exit slips, and study guides.  When we have students listening, speaking, writing and reading about the content, it has more opportunities to stick.  You can differentiate many of these types of learning opportunities so that everyone is working in their zone of proximal development.

Here are a few more capacity resources:

Resources 1: Story: The Royal Land of Gallon (Scroll to the middle of the page to see) This is more a mnemonic scaffold.

Resources 2: A Capacity Rap 

Resources 3: NCTM Gallon Man Lesson

Resources 4:  Great Capacity Power Point

Resources 5: Another Power Point Lesson on Capacity

Resources 6: Worksheet: Capacity Video showing Real World Items

Resources 7 – A Detailed Plan

Always follow up conversations in small guided math groups because that is where everyone gets a chance to talk! Let me know how it goes!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Fall Math: Great Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on September 26, 2011. Filed under: Classroom environment, Differentiated Instruction, Elementary math | Tags: , , , , , , |


Here are some great activities for fall.

http://www.mathcats.com/grownupcats/ideabankfallmath.html

http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall05.html

http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall07.html

http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall08.html

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/mathchat/mathchat008.shtml

http://www.ehow.com/list_6185449_ideas-fall-family-math-night.html

http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall06.html

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Rich Math for July: Great Center Activities

Posted on July 25, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Digital Learners, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Solving, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


This is a great site for rich math activities.  Here is what they are doing in July!  These are great thinking activities for kids. Be sure to make the students talk through what they are doing and why they are doing it! We need to do more of this type of stuff where our students really have to problem solve rather than just calculate!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Bar Diagramming Videos

Posted on June 8, 2011. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Solving, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |


As everyone knows, I am all for bar diagramming as a great thinking tool for solving word problems. Here is a great resource for looking at using bar diagramming with various types of word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and algebra.  This website -THINKING BLOCKS- has several videos showing bar diagramming in action.  PLUS, they provide the actual toolkit to do it on your interactive board or regular computer! WOW…really great stuff!

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Great Glog on Angles!

Posted on March 6, 2011. Filed under: Digital Learners, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , |


Here is a great glog to teach angles.  Two things caught my attention.  First, the video of the little man singing about angles is hilarious.  Second, the angle game is great! 

http://rozauer.edu.glogster.com/false/

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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