Mental maths games
Let’s take the mystery out of math talk! Getting started using math talk in the classroom is quick and easy with these five math talk routines for your upper elementary and middle grades students. The first routine is my absolute favorite and is always a great learning experience for the class. This post includes directions for using each routine, as well as, free resources and websites to get your routines underway.
Make a circle graph of your perfect day! Great get-to-know-you activity for the beginning of the school year. Practice fractions, circle graphs, and other math skills while getting to know each other with this and 12 other back to school math activities!
During mini-lessons and Guided Math, I am ALL about manipulatives. Base 10 pieces, unifix cubes, cuisenaire rods – give me all the math things. Especially in 1st grade, manipulatives offer a concrete way to represent a number and their thinking. At some point, this concrete thinking has to begin to transition into abstract and mental math processes....